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Rhomberg Sersa UK is a member of the Austrian-based Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group that offers a comprehensive range of railway construction, infrastructure, and service products.

 

 

 

 

Rhomberg Sersa UK

Our Approach

Rhomberg Sersa UK is a full railway engineering service provider specialising in design and construction of slab track solutions, track renewal and maintenance, tunnels, stations, consultancy, planning, and design.

Our focus is on customer-oriented and tailor-made solutions for light rail, main-line railways, freight lines and private infrastructure, working collaboratively with our clients throughout the project lifecycle as a consultant, a designer and a contractor.

Innovation is at the heart of our business and we offer solutions to the most challenging projects by combining our breadth and depth of expertise in the UK complimented by a wealth of experience from our global business. A special strength is our innovative product range including slab track systems, the SLS Sersa Second Life System® and our Machine Group, a unique and specialist in-line excavation, re-ballasting and material handling system.

Carl Garrud
Tony Kearns
Richard Cooper

Carl is the Managing Director of Rhomberg Sersa UK and joined the company in 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in the UK and Ireland Rail Market and significant knowledge of contracting in the European Rail Market. He has grown the business into a leading specialist railway contractor recognised for innovation and quality.

Carl Garrud
Carl Garrud
Managing Director United Kingdom

Tony is a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors and joined Rhomberg Sersa in 2018, as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 28 years of experience in the UK and International Rail Market in client, consulting and contracting environments.

Tony Kearns
Tony Kearns
Chief Operating Officer

Richard is the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Rhomberg Sersa UK Limited. He joined the company in 2009, taking on all the finance and legal aspects of the business, before previously having similar roles the in manufacturing and financial services sectors. Richard is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an LLB degree in Law. Richard holds other non-executive directorships related to the transport sector.

Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper
Finance Director and Company Secretary
Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group

As a family-owned company, we think in generations. This is why we make decisions by looking at the future, not thinking about the banks and politics. What we care about is solid and reliable growth, while at the same time remembering that commercial success is possible while at the same time respecting people and the environment. This is how innovation grows out of stability – and visions become reality. Today, for the world of tomorrow.

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Turnover financial year 2019/20

EUR 449 Mil.

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Members of staff (31 march 2020)

2306 in 7 countries

Vision

Railway construction: we build the future.

Rail networks worldwide are made up of 1.3 million kilometres of track. Looking at the future, the railway industry will grow through an increase in freight, passenger traffic, and a new awareness of our environment in the decades to come. At the same time, the requirements for railway tracks are becoming ever more stringent. Railways have to withstand higher loads and greater speeds, and at the same time provide optimum comfort for passengers.

This is why at Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, we fully committed ourselves to railway engineering many years ago. We plan for the long term and act on the future. We look at railways from the point of view of our customers and their entire life cycle. We want to provide maximum benefit throughout this cycle and achieve top cost-efficiency. Irrespective of whether you commission us as general contractor or as subcontractor for a specific section of a contract, we will always apply a holistic approach that encompasses more than just the day-to-day requirements. Railway construction - we build the future.

History
1886
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Foundation construction company Rhomberg

In 1886, master builder Cornelius Rhomberg founded a new construction company in Bregenz, Austria, which was successfully continued by Walter Rhomberg and Walter-Heinz Rhomberg. Today, the Rhomberg Group is led by fourth-generation master builder DI Hubert Rhomberg. The company is active all over the world with its construction, resources, and railway engineering business expertise.

1948
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Formation of Sersa

Sersa – which stands for "Soudage électrique des rails S.A." – was formed in 1948 in the Canton of Neuenburg, Switzerland, and purchased by Arnold Schnyder in 1979. Since the management was taken over by his son, Konrad Schnyder, in 1986, SERSA has developed into an internationally active railway specialist.

2012
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Merger to Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group

Together, as the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group which was formed in 2012, we offer our customers a range of services (which is probably the most complete range of services available) in railway construction/railway engineering. This is backed up by state-of-the-art technology, many years of practical competence, and outstandingly well trained staff.

Clear values

A corporate philosophy can achieve great things – but only if it leads by example and ensures its values are truly lived from top to bottom. We have a history of dealing fairly and reliably with our partners, and intend to continue this with a modern approach into the future. In order to achieve this goal, we have created our very own Compliance Guideline which acts as a beacon for our ethical and moral behaviour and integrity – not just within the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, but also - and foremost - when dealing with our partners, suppliers and competitors.