Furrer+Frey, Overhead Contact Line Construction
Emil Furrer and Arnold Frey founded the electrical overhead line contact organisation of Furrer+Frey in 1923. During this period the implementations of electrification for Switzerland’s railways were in progress. The company have been making overhead contact line systems ever since and has grown considerably to meet the ever increasing global demands. To date, Furrer+Frey have made a substantial contribution to the development of electrification.
Modern track systems are not enough on their own to manage the expansion of tractive power conditions and an increase in scheduled trains. The result is that major demands are imposed on the loading capacity and service life of contact line systems.
Our success is assured by our contract manager’s and assembly teams’ extensive experience. As an organisation we offer our employees continuous training programmes in their area of expertise. In addition, Furrer+Frey invest extensively in research and development of new materials within our current processes. The success of our organisation is due to these attributes which benefit our customers and the general public.
Furrer+Frey is family firm which is committed to the fundamental principles of good service, reliability and quality. Read also the Interview in Railway Strategies Apr/May 2011.
The organisation maintains and ensures quality of service. Furrer+Frey have achieved a wealth of experience within the overhead electrification industry. Our employees include cantenary construction and planning consultant engineers, logistical planners and fully-qualified contact line fitters. We are specialists in design, project management, construction, installation and maintenance of overhead line electrification systems.
Furrer+Frey provide professional expertise in maintenance work, fault repairs, conversion work, the construction of new systems, trained fitters, the hire of tractive power or working gear. In addition, we attach great importance to the supply of contact line materials, whether to our own construction sites or directly to customers and competitors. Our knowledge is extensive within the industry and our expertise in the area of the manufacturing processes; this is highlighted by our excellence in the field of component design.