Rail Transport

Approved in aviation - ready for rail.

We bring our know-how and experience on composite solutions to the transportation industry.

Our well-established transportation products offer outstanding benefits designed specifically for the transportation market. Products that offer excellent reliability under the toughest of conditions and external influences leading to very long lifetimes. We can also optimize our lightweight constructions according to customer requirements to carry high loads adapted for every vehicle type.

Transportation in numbers

  • 1000Trams equipped with EFWs composite products
  • 15Cities and rural areas operate trams with advanced EFW products
  • 50%of weight savings possible*
  • 30+years of lifetime means a cost efficient and sustainable solution

* compared to common products and materials, such as plywood

Why use our composites?

  • Optimized sandwich panel lay-ups, meeting requirements for interiors and load carrying structures for rail and road transportation
  • Established lightweight solutions for transportation
  • Proven product performance and long durability under tough conditions (our products are in constant operational use, and have been since their introduction in 2009) 
  • Joint product development according to your requirements and specifications
  • Optimized product solutions based on 3 decades of experience
  • Drop-in solutions for panels for time saving and efficient installation

Our flooring supports your transportation needs

  • Manufacturing

    From flat panels to 3D parts and from single panels to complex systems using various manufacturing options

  • Customization

    Optimized lightweight construction according to customer requirements to carry high loads adapted to every vehicle type

  • Weight

    Lightweight ensures weight savings of up to 50%; Positive impact on CO2 footprint

  • Reliability

    Proven top reliability under the toughest conditions; Free from degeneration under external influences

  • Characteristics

    Outstanding thermal insulation, noise absorption and fire safety properties; Service life up to 32 years

  • Function integration

    Customization by system integration: Heating systems, provisions for electrics, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical applications

Application areas

We have been manufacturing lightweight tramway floor panels since 2009. Our sandwich panel lay-up has been optimized accordingly for interiors and load carrying structure of rail and road transportation.

  • Floor Panels
  • Complex Floor Systems
  • Linings
  • Partition Walls
  • Housings
  • Heated Sandwich Panels
  • 3D Components
  • Ceiling Panels 

Composites with outstanding features and opportunities


Our customers

Basel, Zurich
De Lijn
Dresden, Berlin, Cologne
Melbourne, Gold Coast

Basel rural areas


SBB Swiss rural areas

  • Alstom: Basel
  • Alstom: Gold Coast
  • Alstom: De Lijn
  • Alstom: Blackpool
  • Siemens: Munich
  • Windhoff: SBB Swiss rural areas

Contact us

Lars Rosenbaum

Sales Composite - Transportation

Tel:+49 351 8839 2285Email:Lars.Rosenbaum@efw.aero