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Grüezi - we are Texat decor engineering AG (tde) from Switzerland. Founded in 1990 in Zurich, tde relies entirely on innovative customised solutions and individual creations. In the neighbourhood of Zurich, a small team is working every day to provide high-quality interior equipment for its customers, as well as passengers and public transport staff.


offers interior solutions for public transport. We are specialised in shading systems for driver cabs and passenger compartments. We also do fast prototyping and serial production. Other product categories supplied are floor coverings with long-standing partners. We also offer various specialist products and strive to find an appropriate solution for all needs our clients may have in interior design. Objective of the choice of materials and ease of use is the safety of the passengers.

Aerial view of the derailment. Image: UK Government

Why Plan Safe?

With over a decade of experience in the development of complex and high-risk infrastructure, we bring together extensive project, communication and safety methodology to deliver safe rail operations to workers and users.

Our Plan Safe consultants have delivered safety assurance programs for some of Australia’s most recent rail projects – including the Waratah ETCS upgrade in Sydney CBD - and offer a profound understanding of the needs and complexities inherent in the design, build and implementation of transport infrastructure.

We will work closely with your team, stakeholders, Independent Safety Assessors, clients, government bodies, unions and regulators to meet the assurance, accreditation, risk and training requirements of all parties.

Anti-dust mats and carpet-based floor coverings for railway passenger compartments, entrance areas and driver cabs

GHH-BONATRANS designs, manufactures and supplies complete noise absorbing systems specifically aimed for different market segments of rail passenger transportation (urban, suburban and inter-city).

A defining feature of Tde's anti-dirt mats is that the majority of dirt and moisture is retained in the entrance area. Our carpets also have the benefit of an open structure, highly durable material and rapid installation and replacement thanks to special backings. Floor coverings are quick drying and easily cleaned. They can also be customised with intarsia designs and finished edges.

GHH-BONATRANS designs, manufactures and supplies complete noise absorbing systems specifically aimed for different market segments of rail passenger transportation (urban, suburban and inter-city).

Adjustable fire-tested roller blinds

Important criteria for roller blind systems include quiet operation, full height adjustability and the use of fire-tested materials in modifiable colours. The elements we supply are ready-to-fit, so installation is easy to integrate into the production process. Ease-of-service, alongside low life-cycle costs (LCC), is also an important factor in the customer's purchasing decision.

Our shading systems are continuously improved in terms of handling, ease of use, mounting time and fire certificates following new requests from customers or knowledge gained through internal development. One of the newly developed shading systems allows continuous adjustment without jamming, even in the case of large windows and upper-deck windows with curved guiding. The assisting cord grants consistent parallelism. For the drivers cabin we engineered an electrical operated roller blind which can be manually operated in case of electrical problems. As the front window is more and more inclined, an electrical roller blind working with weight is no longer possible.

Safety assurance for onboard signalling and safety systems including ETCS and CBTC

Customer collaboration and European transport links

We aim to work with designers and engineers from the start of the project. In practice, we are often given concept drawings, or take measurements directly from the carriage and then translate the requirements into custom-made products using CAD and / or prototypes. More and more people are using public transport, so its performance must be continuously improved. This means that the requirements placed on vehicle designs and material requirements are becoming increasingly complex. To meet these demands, we develop ideas and translate them into new products, services or processes that are then introduced successfully into the market. Past projects regarding special supplies have included Switzerland's Golden Pass Line with anti-slip coasters or, outside the rail industry, supplying components for blood analysers to an international pharmaceutical company.

About Texat decor engineering AG

Today, the company is a successful and competent partner in the field of railway interiors or related industries and focuses on the wishes, concerns and demands of its customers. As managing director, Jürg Scheu attaches great importance to the development of new technologies and, with his motivated team, offers excellent service and convincing ideas for the implementation of good ideas. In exchange with the customers, ideas and visions resulting in real values and long lasting quality.


Contact us 

Texat decor engineering AG

Stationsstrasse 59

CH-8606 Nänikon

Tel +41 (0)44 310 20 70

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