Unbeatable metals for very high power.

Our Power T/D business unit - never lacking for energy.

The Power Transmission and Distribution (T/D) business unit develops durable and extremely temperature-resistant switch contact systems. Our customers use these systems to control voltages of up to 1 200 kilovolts and currents of up to 50 kiloamps. Arcing generates temperatures of up to 20 000 °C. Where conventional metals would fail, tungsten-copper (WCu), copper-chromium (CuCr) and tungsten carbide-silver (WCAg) keep a cool head.



Indestructible: With their high wear resistance and optimum arc erosion properties, our arcing contacts can reach a service life of over 40 years.


Ready for installation: The contacts alone are not enough - we assemble and connect all the necessary individual parts of the moveable and fixed switch contact and supply you with the complete contact system ready for installation.

Uncompromising quality from a single supplier.

PLANSEE Powertech We use powder metallurgy to produce our metallic composite materials. The benefit to you: perfectly harmonized material properties and an exceptionally homogeneous material composition. Using modern joining technologies and fully automated production lines PLANSEE Powertech in Switzerland manufactures high-precision switch contact systems.


From the raw material to the finished product, we handle every production stage in-house: In this way, we guarantee top quality and the reactivity needed to meet your requirements.



Ultra high & high voltage 

Medium voltage

Low voltage

 W-Cu switch contact


CuCr switch contact


WCAg switch contact

Gas-insulated circuit breakers
Air-insulated circuit breakers
Earthing switches
Generator switches

Vacuum circuit breakers
SF6 circuit breakers
Load switches

Vacuum contactors

Your satisfaction. Is our reward.

PLANSEE Powertech: ABB Supplier of the Year 

We work with the world's leading power engineering groups. Many of these have been calling on our experience for years. ABB appreciates the quality we offer and has chosen us for its top supplier award. For the tenth time in a row.  


Do you have a new idea? We'll help you put it into practice. From the prototype through to series production, we will work closely with you to develop the most efficient and weight optimized arcing contact system. In this way, we help extend the lifetime of the circuit breaker and reduce the maintenance costs. With our ready-to-install components, we simplify your logistics chain and inventory management.

Set us a challenge!

The PLANSEE Powerteam specializes entirely in the field of power engineering. It is your challenges that inspire us to achieve top performance every day. Our product developers will identify the best material and design solution for your application.
Mike is looking forward to your call:


Mike Böning
Global Product Development Manager
Tel: +41 62 769 10 62