Goldschmidt Thermit says the acquisition of PLR allows it to offer customers a one-stop shop for measurement and inspection technology. The company adds that the ability to combine digital measurement with inspection data used to determine and localise rail defects will give Goldschmidt Thermit new momentum in the area of predictive maintenance.

“PLR brings extensive know-how in the field of non-destructive testing of rail infrastructure to the Goldschmidt Thermit Group,” says Goldschmidt Thermit CEO, Dr Hans-Jürgen Mundinger. “This excellently complements our product portfolio in the area of measurement technology.”