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High-Performance Axles, Gearboxes and Bogies for Rail Vehicles

Unrivalled Expertise in Railway Mobility Systems

Texelis is a 70-year-old company, which designs and manufactures high-performance axles, gearboxes and bogies for rail transport vehicles, including APMs, metros and tramways. Our products are designed to meet the most demanding quality, safety and reliability standards in the rail industry.

Texelis incorporates the latest technologies in its innovative tailor-made solutions for the railway industry. Texelis is an integrated company with in-house engineering, testing, manufacturing and after-sales services. We are renowned for delivering excellence all around the world.

Texelis has supplied more than 20,000 axles, gearboxes, bogies and major bogie components to leading global rolling stock manufacturers worldwide, including Siemens (NeoVal people mover), Alstom (rubber-tyred metro, Citadis tram), Bombardier (Innovia people mover) and CAF (rubber-tyred metro).

High-Performance Solutions


Texelis solutions are designed to suit the main specifications of each type of tramway, regardless of the compactness of the system (low-floor), the bogie architecture, the dynamic behaviour or the quality of the track on which the system will operate.

Rubber-tyred Metros

Texelis is the worldwide leader of mobility solutions for rubber-tyred metros. Based on 30 years’ experience, Texelis systems provide the best performance for this specific application (maximum grip, high-capacity acceleration and braking).

Automated People Movers (APMs)

The APM market is a strategic and evolving sector in which Texelis plays a leading role. Texelis offers “plug and play” solutions, such as bogies, to its customers. Texelis is currently developing a new-generation APM bogie without a mechanical guidance system.

New Developments and Special Applications

Texelis is continually developing special solutions for all types of rolling stock, especially the next generation of transport systems. Its expertise in the areas of mobility systems and mechanical transmissions allows it to offer technical, reliable and innovative solutions that exactly meet the specific needs of its customers.

Customer Service

Based on its extensive manufacturing experience and industrial know-how, Texelis has implemented an organisation and business unit dedicated to customer service.

Texelis’s multi-disciplinary technical teams are known for paying careful attention to customer needs, as well as innovating and proposing the right solutions.

Texelis offers full service delivery on power transmission:

  • Analysis and expertise of mechanical drives
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul
  • Upgrade, re-engineering and reduction of lifecycle cost
  • Preparation of technical folder and training
  • Management of spare parts

Its experience, combined with with feedback from operators and end users, help Texelis to continuously improve its development and design of new products in the railway industry.

Texelis’s success outside of France and neighbouring countries relies on a network of very qualified international partners, with more than 30 partners across five continents.

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Texelis News

On the Road to InnoTrans 2022

On the Road to InnoTrans 2022

Texelis will be exhibiting their high performance solutions for axles and driveline systems at InnoTrans 2022 from 20th to 23rd September.

A New Objective Reached!

A New Objective Reached!

A new Arpege axles renovation contract has concluded with Keolis Bordeaux Métropole, taking advantage of their 2020 contract with Texelis.

Texelis Comes To an Agreement for the Overhaul of Dublin Citadis Trams

Texelis Comes To an Agreement for the Overhaul of Dublin Citadis ...

Texelis announce it has come to an agreement with TRAMOBUS for the overhaul of the driven and trailer axles of 40 Dublin Citadis trams.

Texelis’s Modernisation & Maintenance for Mobility Sub-Systems

Texelis’s Modernisation & Maintenance for Mobility Sub-System...

MD of the Transportation Business Unit, Laurent Garnier, gives his insights on Texelis's future outlook, its services and expertise.

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Texelis Maintenance

Texelis offers full service delivery on power transmission

Texelis Motorised Wheel

Texelis is continually developing innovative solutions to equip the new generation of transportation systems

Texelis Siemens NEOVAL Bogie

Texelis offers mechanical “plug and play” solutions to its customers, with or without a mechanical guidance system

Texelis Motor Axle

Texelis is the world leader of drive and portal axles for rubber-tyred metros

Texelis ARPEGE – Bogie Gearbox Combination

Texelis is the historical designer and supplier of the drive and trailing axles for the Alstom Citadis tramway

Texelis LT on the way

The Innovative Light Train will serve rural areas and feed main train lines to bring life back to some older railway tracks

Texelis LT woodland

The Innovative Light Train can be coupled with another train set magnetically

Texelis LT St Jean Station

The Innovative Light Train in Bordeaux-St.Jean train station

Texelis LT Rural

The Innovative Light Train: tomorrow’s transport

Texelis LT through a tunnel

The Innovative Light Train will act as a rural people mover with high frequencies and speed from 100 to 120 Km/h

Texelis LT Verneuil Station

The Innovative Light Train in Verneuil station

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