Keeping Australia moving since 1899

Every part for every locomotive and bogie we make is built to last and built to work in some of the toughest conditions in Australia.

Our industry leading C44ACi diesel electric locomotive has established a reputation in the national rail freight industry as Australia’s premium locomotive.

With our long-term technology partner, Wabtec, we produce a 4,400 GHP, standard gauge, AC locomotive solution that can be configured to suit a wide range of haulage requirements. Designed for flexibility, it delivers high performance for heavy haul and high-speed freight operations across Australia’s vast and challenging track conditions. 

We design, supply, test and support the entire spectrum of rail transportation products and services. Over the past 60 years, we’ve built and delivered more than 11,000 wagons in 40 wagon types. Whether it’s for hauling cattle or containers, ballast or bulk liquids, we have the in-house wagon manufacturing expertise to design, build and deliver.

Our disciplined, end-to-end approach includes project, design, quality and warranty management for each wagon program.

Our passenger cars are designed to transport thousands of commuters throughout Australia every day. Our Broadmeadow site is the birthplace of the much-loved Tangara.

We are experts in building and maintaining new passenger cars and are delivering for some of the largest and most passenger-intensive rail systems in the country. 

We are also contributing our local expertise to world-class consortia delivering the next generation of passenger trains. With our joint venture partners, we are delivering maintenance and asset management services for the $3 billion New Intercity Fleet (610 passenger cars) and $1.26 billion Regional Rail (117 rail cars) projects.


FlexiCurveTM is one of UGL’s latest product innovations – a premium locomotive bogie to reduce wheel flange wear on curves. For heavy haul projects, it delivers track friendly, lower mass steering.

This Australian-engineered lightweight fabricated steel product features simplified manufacturing and delivers world-class performance through state-of-the-art design 

Refurbishing and upgrading can be further complicated as certain parts may no longer be available from the original equipment manufacturer and may need to be replaced. 

Often, higher safety requirements must be met. 

We help our customers defer new asset investment costs and extend the life of their assets through our nation-wide refurbishment and upgrade services centres. 

We employ innovative salvage capabilities to restore and renew assets to near-original condition and specifications. Rail and transport systems are complex, as well as the vast range of engineered parts required to keep them running smoothly and safely.

Obsolescence management parts is emerging as a critical business driver, and UGL is uniquely equipped to respond. When it comes to replacing parts for ageing fleets, we produce everything from light fittings to door handles, pressure gauges, to valve stems. Beyond fabricating parts, we manage it all from risk assessment to product development, testing and design validation and supply.

Our experience

We have the history and the experts 


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Introducing Evo

Introducing Evo

UGL’s C44 Evolution locomotive is the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and environmentally compatible diesel electric locomotive in Australia and will further boost rail’s credentials as the most environmentally sustainable form of transport

More about our  capability

Manufacturing & Maintenance
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