For nearly 100 years, Atlas Rail has partnered the development of the rail industry throughout the world. Founded in England by Rederick Allen in 1913, and representing the peak of British engineering, the Atlas Engineering Company achieved early renown for the performance, strength and reliability of its wheel lathes, presses and purpose built rail workshop equipment.

Since that purchase the company has benefited from the technology and skills transfer that has occurred in the intervening years through interaction with the different divisions that exist under the Marand umbrella – aerospace, automation, robotics, automotive and defence.

These combined resources have placed Atlas Rail in the position of being able to offer its customers the benefits of new developments, as well as of lessons learned from other industries, while retaining in-depth understanding of the requirements of the rail industry.

For additional detail please visit our Atlas Rail website


Our Mission is to provide maintenance and manufacturing, equipment and facility based solutions to the rail industry.

We design & build machines that will stand the test of time and operate reliably for many years.

Atlas Rail Products

Quality is standard throughout the comprehensive Atlas range of high quality product that complement any railway workshop. Almost 100 years of experience in dealing with problems and challenges faced by rail operators and maintainers is evident in the design and function of all Atlas equipment and design solutions. Armed with the latest in design and manufacturing technology, Atlas can meet any requirements from designing a new fully automated workshop to retrofitting an existing one

Capabilities at a glance include:

  • Turn Key Facilities
  • Lathes
  • Wheel Presses
  • Bearing Presses
  • Drop tables
  • Test Equipment
  • Workshop Automation

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).