Expertise and reliability from the inventor of THERMIT® welding

Continuous innovation and outstanding quality from a single source

The efficient networking between our individual technical departments ensures that our customers are always satisfied. By combining their innovation, dependability and flexibility with the outstanding quality of our products and services, our employees at our site in Halle (Saale) are able to meet the ever-growing requirements in terms of continuous rails as well as the challenges set by our customers.

With our management team ensuring we can make an impact on the international market while supporting our affiliate companies within the Goldschmidt Thermit Group. We put the customer at the centre of our activities; together with our expertise and years of experience in the rail industry, this ensures that our relationship with our customers and business partners is built on trust and cooperation.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wewel

Managing Director: Johannes Braun, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Assistance: Monique Schumann

The customer-oriented, market-focused direction of our sales organisation is characterised by expertise gained on the international stage coupled with service provided locally. We aim to be a reliable supplier and service provider. We consider constructive, solution-oriented thinking to be key in our discussions with customers.

Our close working relationship with our affiliate companies means that we are an integral part of the global sales network of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group. We ensure proximity to all our customers through agencies and subsidiaries.

Director: Thomas A. Westermann, Dipl.-Ing. (TU)

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No matter what is possible in the modern world, nothing beats expert, personal service on site. Experienced application technicians provide detailed advice and valuable assistance in solving your problem. We will be on hand to support the introduction of new products and processes.

Our Technical Service also provides training and specialised courses for engineers creating Thermit® welds and insulated rail joints, and for welding supervisors. A number of railway companies have recognised our Technical Service as a welder training centre.

Team leader: Hermann Krah, Dipl.-Ing. (FH),SFI (EWE) / Os

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How is it possible to make reliable statements about track stability? How can we improve predictive maintenance even further? Products and services aimed at answering these questions have always formed part of our portfolio.

We are a reliable partner offering a broad range of technical measurement services. We offer everything from instruments for rail measurement – including longitudinal profiles, surface condition, and situation of the tracks – through to our neutral temperature detection surface for evaluating track stability.

Team leader: Dr.-Ing. Alfred Wegner

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In order to satisfy the ultra-high standards required from our products, our focus on quality starts from the selection of the raw materials, consumables, components and trade goods. We assess our suppliers using strict selection criteria. In addition, our employees in the Procurement and Materials Management division monitor delivery dates and organise corrective action where necessary.

Our warehouse at the site in Halle (Saale) is the logistics centre for global dispatch of Thermit® products. Modern technology ensures complete control of the inventory on hand, received and dispatched. Close networking with Sales and Production, for example, makes sure that we never experience supply shortages.

Director: Frank Siermann, Dipl.-Kfm. (FH)

Our Quality Assurance teams ensure that we maintain and improve our high standard of quality in production. As part of our statistical process monitoring, we monitor and document the receipt of raw materials; in addition, we track and control the process parameters for production. Our goal is to eliminate the source of the fault, not just fix the fault itself.

Our certified quality management system is underpinned by innovations and constant optimisation of technical and organisational processes.

We place equal importance on ensuring the highest level of safety, the optimum health and environment protection, the high quality of our products and services, and optimum profitability.

Director: Dr. Grit Pirwitz

Safeguarding and continually improving the quality of our products is at the heart of the Development and Application Technology division. And we are excellently positioned to do this with our own laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art testing machines and analysis equipment.

Active exchanges of experience with our customers and within the companies of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group are a useful source of information and provide motivation for our development work. Together with research centres, rail manufacturers and railway companies, and with academics from various universities, we are working on optimising our processes.

Director: Dr.-Ing. Jörg Keichel

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group has eight production locations around the world. Elektro-Thermit GmbH & Co. KG is the central European production partner within this group. At our site in Halle (Saale), we manufacture THERMIT® portions, casting moulds and reaction crucibles in fully and partially automated plants. Production is rounded off by our own Engineering department and Toolmaking with modern CAD and CNC technology.

This is where we design the machines, tools and equipment necessary for THERMIT® welding and for producing THERMIT® consumables. Together with the Toolmaking division, we provide the production tools for the Halle (Saale) site and our affiliate companies.

The communication of our portfolio of products and services to the international market is characterised by clarity and a sense of structure.

We use a wide range of media to demonstrate the benefits of the company's range of activities and to promote transparency with our customers and partners. The launch of our new corporate design is as much a focus here as the corporate identity of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group. Sending information, building trust and ensuring that employees identify with the company – that's what we do.

Contact: Manuela Illmer, Susanne Gramlich (Dipl.-Kfr.)


Are you interested in our range of products and services or have questions? Please contact us. We will be glad to help you.