Transport, traffic, vehicles

High-quality products and expert advice are the basis for longevity. Both in the development and operation of vehicles and transport infrastructure.

Bachofen focuses on dynamics and progress – especially in the field of transport, traffic and vehicles. Combined with high process quality and efficiency along the entire value chain, we guarantee you maximum availability and low failure risks for your vehicles and infrastructure. Alternatively, we are there to support you through the challenges of vehicle construction so that you can focus on developing innovative solutions. We always advise you personally and according to your needs on the choice of components and on cross-technology assemblies. In this way, you achieve a significant reduction in complexity. Our warehouse in Switzerland, high-performance logistics and an intuitive and professional webshop enable us to respond quickly and flexibly to your needs. This means you can concentrate fully on your orders and leave component disposition to your reliable partner – us.

Do you have any questions?

Andreas Bachmann

Director Sales
Member of the Executive Board

+41 44 944 13 47

Reference projects

Riding clean with diesel exhaust: Stadler Rail vehicle manufacturer

Exhaust emissions from diesel engines are a burden on the environment. AdBlue systems are used to reduce emissions. In tight spaces such as in a diesel locomotive, installing such a system is a challenge. But Stadler’s got it under control.

«Since we do not operate in the mass market, we very much appreciate the fact that we can sometimes purchase a small series of components from Bachofen for the construction of a single vehicle unit. You can also always rely on Bachofen when things have to move quickly. »

Marco Engler, Design Engineer, Stadler Bussnang AG- Developer

Zentralbahn, public transport at its best

«Be blown away» is the motto of Zentralbahn, a railway company that is reinventing public transport in Central Switzerland and the Bernese Oberland. The dynamic company delights its passengers with customer proximity, safety, reliability and innovative services.

«Zentralbahn espouses the values of professionalism, togetherness, efficiency and innovation. I was pleased to find that these values are also important to Bachofen. As project manager, I can say without any doubt that we are an excellent match.»

Erich Merz, Fleet Technology Engineer, zb Zentralbahn AG- Developer

Operational excellence: the SBB factory

Every day, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) carries around 1.26 million passengers on its network spanning over 3,200 kilometres. This remarkable performance is made possible by an organisation that works behind the scenes unbeknownst to train passengers and the general public: the SBB Passenger Transport Operating division.

“Important reasons for SBB’s cooperation with Bachofen are their engineering expertise and solutions-oriented consulting.”

Raphael von Arx, system engineer for brakes and drives at SBB- Developer

Increased safety for 16,000 communters thanks to technical enhancements

The safety mats from our technology partner Mayser trigger a signal following a tactile reaction, which prevents the doors from closing automatically. Tailored safety measures such as a variety of sizes and slip resistance fulfil the high safety requirements of international railway standards

«We were immediately confident in the technical expertise and timely availability of Bachofen.»

Depot management, Forchbahn AG- Developer

A gantry crane under close observation: safe container handling at Contargo

Contargo AG operates two gantry cranes at the Port of Switzerland in Basel on the border with France and Germany. One of them creaks under loads of up to 41 tons every day. Cracks keep appearing, but the container logistics company has the risk under control.

«Cranes aren’t something that Bachofen specialises in. This means we were all the more positively surprised at how quickly Bachofen’s sensor technology experts understood our concerns. The on-site support was also outstanding.»

Tim Breuer, Maintenance & Repair Officer at Contargo AG- Developer

Product categories

Bachofen is your competent partner for a wide range of applications in industrial automation. Benefit from the experience and expertise of our employees – we are happy to advise you personally.

Teleskopschienen auf weissem Hintergrund

Motion technology

Ventil für Pneumatik


Radarsensor auf weissem Hintergrund

Sensor technology


Safety technology

Fernwartungsgerät / Datengateway

Control technology

Fluid connectors

Focus topics and technologies

Concrete application examples

Door securing systems secure the entry and exit area on buses and trains used for public transport.

Fitting the fire pumps of water tenders with shut-off valves and automatic valves.

The emptying of the water tank on trains is controlled via a customer specific valve assembly and meets the requirements in relation to special voltages, the temperature range and vibration.

IP67-certified command equipment is fitted in cleaning vehicles used in the municipal sector.

Robust cylinders and valve combinations for the extendible underride protection on commercial vehicles.

Trap protection and trap recognition systems and safety mats with extension protection for the entry and exit area in public transport.

Parking-space management using system solutions for monitoring, recording and control.

Straightforward alterations and modifications in the transport sector using a qualified range of pneumatic components.

RFID technology for transport logistics and controlling of the optimum flow of goods.

Drawers for goods and equipment on road and rail vehicles are operated via durable telescopic rails in a safe and user-friendly way.

Our expertise – your benefit