Furrer+Frey celebrates 100 years

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A Furrer+Fry ZFP charging station for e-buses at the RVBW depot in Baden-Wettingen. FURRER+FREY


Family-owned Furrer+Frey, which provides development, design, planning, construction and maintenance of overhead contact line systems for public transport, including trams and trolleybuses, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The company, which also develops and builds flexible charging stations for electric buses, has 340 employees worldwide and customers in over 30 countries.

Today, 100 years and four generations after its foundation, Furrer+Frey undertakes projects for all kinds of railways and light railways, metros and road-based applications worldwide. “Success is – and always will be – a mixture of gut feeling, the right moment, the right staff, partnerships, loyal customers, and a little bit of luck,” said Senior CEO Beat Furrer.

The company is also rapidly advancing its road-based business, offering flexible charging stations for e-buses in a fast-growing segment of the market, as well as depot charging stations for light rail and regional trains, offering solutions for the ever-increasing demand for electric mobility independent of overhead lines on road and rail. “Together with our partners and customers, our aim is to help actively shape the mobility models of tomorrow,” added CEO Rico Furrer. “Our independence is a key advantage in this regard, as it allows us the greatest possible flexibility and agility. Another crucial element is the training we provide for our own employees – an important investment in the future.”