About us

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.


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 and Sven Körner, two well-known experts 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.

Dr. Sven Körner studied Transport Engineering at Technical University of Dresden. He started his career at IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH in 2013. In 2019 he was given proxy, and since 2022 he is working as Managing Director at IFB.

Geschäftsführer Arnd Stephan

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arnd Stephan
Managing Director


Dr.-Ing. Sven Körner
Managing Director

Jennifer klein_n

Jennifer Bieß
Commercial Manager

Cooperation partner

TU Berlin
TU Dresden


In its shareholder structure, the IFB provides advantages that can be found nowhere else in the railway technology sector. This structure ensures a maximum of objectivity and independence, an important consideration for collaboration for clients in the railway industry, suppliers, railway operators, maintenance staff, local communities, districts, countries, politics and associations.


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The IFB Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH is
DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certified.


Get in touch with our head office in Berlin:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 39 99 24 - 0
Email: ifb-berlin@bahntechnik.de

Get in touch with our branch office in Dresden:
Tel.: +49 (0)351 / 8 77 59 - 0
Email: ifb-dresden@bahntechnik.de

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