About us

Bringing together the experts to provide innovative solutions to enhance passenger journeys

We are leaders when it comes to toilets, doors, interiors, power systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) on UK trains.

We provide the solutions to the problems for the leading train operators, rolling stock companies and original equipment manufacturers.

We have the tools, expertise and knowledge to keep your trains on the lines and your passengers happy.

What we do?

Schaltbau Transportation UK provide a wide range of systems, components, solutions and maintenance agreements for doors, toilets and HVAC systems on UK trains.

We have passion and decades of experience to provide the solutions to the problems for the leading train operators, rolling stock companies and original equipment manufacturers.

Our team has worked on every type of rolling stock – with that information being passed on to the next generation of the Schaltbau Transportation UK family.

Our services include the supply of maintenance services, spares, repairs, overhauls, modification upgrades and performance enhancements.

This includes:

  • Smart door systems
  • Reliable master controllers
  • Made to measure interior fittings
  • Toilet systems
  • HVAC systems
  • E-Mobility high capacity charging solutions

We are an established partner of the Schaltbau group – major railway manufacturers and operators working throughout the world.

Schaltbau Transportation UK is a service provider that is a front desk for all Schaltbau worldwide products which includes Bode as Schaltbau Transportation UK is owned of the Bode Group.

Anyone who wants a Schaltbau product in the UK to fit onto a train will invariably come through to us and then we will deal with the group company. When that product comes to the UK we will support that product, service that product, provide the spares and technical support.

We take away the headache from those running the trains by providing a wide range of rolling stock components both within our facilities and at the depot, keeping fleets in service and reducing delays to passengers.

Schaltbau Transportation UK offers local repair with local service – we can work at your depot, or we can bring the product back our facility in Milton Keynes. We can repair, we can overhaul, we can supply you spares and technical support.

Our history

Schaltbau Transportation UK has brought together experts in the fields of train doors, HVAC systems and toilets under one umbrella company.

As a leading equipment supplier, we are an established partner of the major railway manufacturers and operators throughout the world.

Among the companies we have acquired includes:

  • Albatros – onboard equipment supplier specialising in HVACs
  • Rail Door Solutions – design and maintenance of train door systems
  • PCC (Precision Custom Composites) – leading toilet supplier in the UK

These complement our extensive portfolio of in-house products and services and therefore Schaltbau as a global organisation.

Our state-of-the-art facility

We provide a service which is convenient to you – either off-site or on-site. Our home in Milton Keynes is a 33,000 square foot facility, which includes a large stores area to supply and support all of the systems we look after.

The base includes an overhaul section where we can overhaul HVAC units. This includes both component overhaul of actual HVAC units, but also the electronic controllers that manage those units and operate those units.

We also have an electrical section that does high power, high voltage testing, diagnoses of electronic issues, repair and overhaul.

There is also the design centre in which our staff are hard at work coming up with the solutions to transform the rail industry for the better.

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about how Schaltbau can help you in delivering your project requirements!


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