About Australian Rail Technology

Australian Rail Technology is a Sydney-based company that manufactures and distributes various types of equipment for rail and tramway infrastructure and rolling stock. We have extensive product knowledge spanning overhead wiring, rolling stock, substations and signal systems.

We have a broad market coverage that spans the Australian and New Zealand markets, with long-standing relationships with our customers. We are able to offer our clients efficiencies and value in local distribution.

We specialise in custom, made-from-scratch products or the modification of existing products that somewhat meet a customer requirement, to meet the local and project specifications.

Currently there are three core aspects of ART:

  • Manufacturing
  • Providing ‘value added’ solutions to suppliers’ products
  • Providing general commercialized products.

Our Company Values

  • To become the market leader in the supply of electro-mechanical and electronic components
  • To become the distribution partner of choice for rail and industrial components manufacturers for the Australasian market
  • To produce innovative and reliable customer solutions that are of the highest quality.


Australian Rail Technology is the continuation of more than 30 years of experience, beginning with Multi-Contact Australia in the 1970s. In 1999, Multi Contact Australia was sold to the Edward Keller Australia, which then merged into the global trading powerhouse Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner to form DKSH Australia in 2004. Then in 2006, through an employee-management buyout, ART purchased the engineering solutions unit of DKSH Australia.

We’ve gone from just three employees in 2006, to currently having 20 employees.

Local Engineering and Manufacturing

One of the greatest assets that we have is that we do all of our engineering and manufacturing on a local level through our headquarters and manufacturing base in Sydney. We have a large engineering base, consisting of both electrical and mechanical engineers which gives us the ability to design, manufacture and prototype a product from customer specifications, and very quickly turn it into a product that is ready for production. Being able to provide technical support from a local level is very appealing to our customers.

Embracing New Products and Technologies

Australian Rail Technology is unquestionably a leader in the industry when it comes to new technologies and products. The company is continually growing by extending its product range through increasing its agency and partnership with other companies and manufacturers. For example, we recently entered into a partnership with the Danish owned Image House. Image House predominately deals in Vision Systems used in Automated Quality Control. We have partnered with them to develop the Pantograph Conditioning Monitoring System which conducts an automated quality control inspection of Pantographs on Electrified Trains. In conjunction with Sydney Trains we have one system already on site with four more systems to follow in 2015.

Meeting and Exceeding Industry Standards

Australian Rail Technology spends a good deal of time and resources on testing its products and making sure they are up to, and exceed, industry standards, We are continually upgrading our test procedures to meet the latest standards. This commitment to quality is well worth it because it means our products are safe, efficient and reliable, which results in high customer satisfaction. We’re forever improving our testing and certification on a continual basis.