We improve the performance of people in motion like no other.

More than 50 years of experience joins forces with more than 100 years of innovation

The railway industry is changing at an incredible speed, and Growag has been on the ball for more than 50 years now, providing state-of-the-art products and solutions to meet the high demands and tough quality standards of the railway industry.

Joining forces with the RECARO Group Growag becomes RECARO Rail as of September 2023. Merging Growag’s railway expertise and committed team with the innovative drive, ergonomic excellence and aviation standard technology of the worldwide renowned mobile seating specialists from RECARO. Both companies share very similar values while their competencies complement each other to become an even more successful player in the railway seating business and thus in the mobile seating sector in general.

Traditional roots meet international horizon

RECARO Rail remains a Polish company with a Polish team that has now access to extended development capacities, test facilities and design competence in the international network of the RECARO Group in order to serve an even more international market and clientele.

At the same time the company will stick to its railway roots focusing on what is applicable and adding what is suitable in order to lift railway seating onto a new level. Also in the new set-up flexibility will stay one of the main strength with the entire production still located in one place, providing an essential advantage in the uncompromising fight for quality, punctuality, and cost competitiveness.

We listen to our customers in order to thoroughly understand their needs and then add our joint competencies to find the most satisfactory solutions for them and their passengers.

Key steps in the history of the company

RECARO was initially founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1906 and provided car bodies and interiors including seats under the name “Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter & Co.” In 1963 it focused on seats and became the automotive seating specialist RECARO. In 1972 RECARO Aircraft Seating added aviation to the portfolio of expertise and is today the worldwide market leader in Economy Class. With RECARO Rail the brand is now represented in five business areas Automotive seats, Aircraft seats, child seats and stroller as well as Gaming seats and Railway seats.

1972 is also the year the Growag heritage started


Foundation of Grodziskiej Fabryka Wyposażenia Wagonów “Growag” with focus on the production of railway seats

Start of production of hydraulic shock absorbers for railway vehicles

Introduction of modern seats for compartment and single-space passenger cars as well as open coach passenger carriages

Launch of pro-ecological technology of technical chromium plating

Introduction of the BARI passenger seat, dedicated to the Regio segment

Establishment of a strong Development, Construction and Technology Department

Introduction of the VISIO passenger seat for the Regio segment

Introduction of the modular XEON line and a new solution for sleeping cars and couchettes


Award for the highest quality of the entire XEON product line

Introduction of the ICL seat for the tbd segment

Revised product portfolio adjusted to the growing expectations of customers in the EU

Premiere of the innovative EQUINOX passenger seat in the Premium segment

Acquisition by the RECARO Group, joint activities to prepare the company and product portfolio to become RECARO Rail

Introduction of the VELA seat

Growag becomes RECARO Rail

Company certificates

We meet the following norms:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • PN EN 15085-2:2021 Rating Level CL1
  • DIN 6701