The IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH is a specialised engineering company, which provides a wide range of services in terms of consulting, design, engineering, research and development for modern railway systems.
The mentality and the working methods of about 40 IFB experts specialised in vehicle technology, drive and propulsion systems, power supply, signalling and operation control systems as well as project management are strongly multidisciplinary. Due to high requirements on results in quality and flexibility when carrying out project work, the IFB has achieved not only stable business development over 30 years but has also earned an excellent reputation in the industry.
Selected investments in key engineering firms have gradually increased the IFB’s range of rail technology services, both nationally and internationally. In 2005, the IFB Rail Engineering Sp. z o. o. was established in Warsaw, thus building a bridge to the up-and-coming railway markets of Eastern Europe.
We at the IFB have 40 experts from the most varied specialist fields. Our mentality and working methods are strongly multidisciplinary. We are aware of: Our success is based on our employees’ deep understanding of railway technology. Due to our high requirements on quality of results and flexibility when carrying out project work, we at the IFB have achieved stable business development over 30 years. We have also earned an excellent reputation among our clients.
The institute is headed by Managing Director Prof. Arnd Stephan, a well-known expert in railway technology.
Prof. Arnd Stephan is an electrical engineer and has worked as Professor since 2002. Since 2008, he has been the Chairman of Electric Railways at the Institute of Railway Vehicles and Railway Technology at the Technical University of Dresden. Since 2012, he has been the Managing Director of the IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH, Dresden and Berlin, as well as the Director of the competence centre for high-performance rails and magnetic rail systems at the Technical University of Dresden.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arnd Stephan
Dr.-Ing. Sven Körner
Dipl.-Ing. Hendrik Ammoser