Atlas Rail Products

Atlas Rail Products

Innovative high quality machine tools and bespoke equipment to the rail industry

Marand markets and sells its rail products under the Atlas Rail brand having acquired the 90 year old United Kingdom Atlas Engineering group in 2003. Marand designs and manufactures all equipment from our headquarters in Victoria, Australia. Few rail machine tool companies can lay claim that their products are engineered and manufactured in an AS9100C aerospace quality accredited facility.

Since 1940, over 300 Atlas machines have been installed in more than 51 countries. On every continent today wheelset-machining operations are being performed on Atlas machines.

Marand also have Australia’s largest bespoke rail equipment design and manufacture capability. We design & build machines that will stand the test of time and operate reliably for many years.

As Australia’s only Portal and underfloor wheel lathe original equipment manufacturer Marand have the largest service and support capability where customers machines are serviced by the engineers that built the machines.

Armed with the latest in design and manufacturing technology, Marand can meet any requirements from designing a new fully automated workshop to retrofitting an existing one.

Marand’s Atlas Rail product range includes:

Rail workshop Lathes

  • New Generation Portal lathes
  • Under-floor wheel lathes
  • Tandem under-floor wheel lathes

Rail workshop presses from 150 to 600 Tonnes

  • Wheel mount presses
  • Wheel demount presses
  • Wheel mount/demount combination presses
  • Bearing mount presses
  • Bearing demount presses
  • Bearing mount/demount combination presses

Bogie and car handling systems

  • Bogie handling units
  • Jacking systems from 15 to 75 Tonne jacks
  • Infloor jacks
  • Mobile lifting jacks
  • Bogie and axle drop systems
  • Turntables
  • Car progression systems and shunters

Ancillary maintenance equipment

  • Locomotive turntables
  • Locomotive traction motor drop tables
  • Coupler safe installation and removal devices
  • Draft pack / draft gear safe installation and removal devices
  • Draw-bar safe installation and removal devices
  • Wheelset automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Bogie automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Ore car automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)
  • Wheel shop automated gantry systems
  • Automated wheel farm systems
  • Single Car Brake testers
  • Brake Cylinder leak testers
  • Wheelset qualification machines

Standard and purpose built machines receive on-site turnkey delivery, installation and commissioning. This extends to the full range of workshop installations for individual equipment or full turnkey basis for main and light rail, freight and heavy haulage, people movers or metros.

Atlas Rail products are the outcome of understanding the needs of our customers, decades of experience in design, development and in-depth understanding of the railway business.

The real sophistication of our products is their simplified machine operation. The user friendly operator screens feature graphic user and plain language interfaces available in the operator’s own language. No knowledge of machine tool code is necessary.

All Atlas Rail products are compliant to customer safety standards and offer swarf management, and total interlocking for the protection of operators.

Marand have designed some of the World’s largest rail maintenance facilities from concept to delivery including full system, facility and process design utilising best practice in lean production principles and the highest automation levels in the rail industry today.

300 machines in more than 51 countries provides confidence that Marand’s Atlas Rail products are world class with an understandably large customer base.

On every continent today wheelset-machining operations are being performed on Atlas machines Marand’s customer base is predominately Blue chip organisations with many relationships exceeding 30 years.

Marand's Atlas Rail product customers include:

  • BHP Billiton
  • Rio Tinto
  • Pacific National
  • Bombardier
  • Aurizon
  • Queensland Rail
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • Sydney Maintrain
  • Downer Edi
  • Roy Hill
  • MTR Hong Kong
  • Alstom
  • Saudi Rail
  • Danobat Group

Marand Atlas Rail products have been internationally recognised and awarded the following performance awards:

  • 2014 - Manufacturers' monthly Endeavour Award - Manufacture of the Year
  • 2014 - Manufacturers' monthly Endeavour Awards - Global Integration Award
  • 2014 - Melbourne's South east large enterprise Award
  • 2013 - Atlas 100th Anniversary
  • 2012 - Victorian Manufacturing Awards – Manufacturer of the Year (Large Business Category)
  • 2011 - Finalists
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Manufacturer of the year
    Manufacturers' Monthly - Exporter of the year
    Manufacturers' Monthly - 50th Anniversary Most Innovative manufacturing company 1961 - 2011
    Manufacturing Hall of Fame - Young Manufacturer of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Manufacturer of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Exporter of the year
  • 2008 - Manufacturers' Monthly Global Integration Award
  • 2007 - Governor of Victoria Export Award
  • 2006 - Victorian Government inducted Marand into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • 2004 - Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 2004 - Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame Certificate of Manufacturing Excellence
  • 1999 - Victorian Government’s inaugural Design-Tech Engineering Excellence Award
  • 1999 - Automate Best New Product Award

Non rail related:

  • 2014 - BAE systems/ Marand- CIPS international procurement project of the year award
  • 2014 - BAE UK- MAI procurement award best relationships award
  • 2013 - BAE system- Bronze chairman's award
  • 2011 - Lockheed Martin 100% Quality and Delivery Performance Award
  • 2010 Lockheed Martin Quality Excellence Award
  • 2009 BAE Systems "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2009 Lockheed Martin Supplier Excellence Award
  • 2009 - Achieved AS9100 accreditation for Aerospace activities.
  • 2007 Lockheed Martin "Source Acceptance" accreditation
  • 2007 BAE Systems UK Global certificate of approval for military programmes
  • 2007 Ford Australia Tony Simpson Relationship Award at Annual Supplier Awards
  • 2001 Ford Gold Supplier Excellence Awards

Latest News

  • Land 400 opportunity provides future Ford Geelong site potential

    9 November 2017

    Today Marand announced a plan to breathe new life into the historic Ford Geelong facility. Marand is currently negotiating with Ford about the future use of the Geelong facility to open up further advanced manufacturing jobs for Geelong. Marand Executive Chairman Mr David Ellul said “As teaming partners for Land 400, we would love to produce the BAE Systems AMV35 Hulls and Turrets here in Marand’s Geelong facility. Marand and Ford Australia have worked together for over 40 years; I’m currently in discussions with Ford to ensure we can make this a long term reality in the next chapter for the Geelong community.”

  • BAE Systems and Marand announce teaming agreement on Land 400

    2 February 2017

    BAE Systems Australia and leading Australian defence SME Marand today announced a teaming agreement for LAND 400, building on the companies’ long-term partnership on major projects.

  • First in Australia, Marand now accredited for NADCAP Measurement & Inspection

    Marand is now accredited for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection by The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).