Touch, signal and light are in our DNA. This is even reflected in our company name: TSL. More than 30 years of success, which has made TSL the market leader for push buttons.

Everyone who travels by bus or train comes into contact with TSL-ESCHA products at some point. Hamburg, Zurich, Milan, Moscow, Melbourne, Mauritius and Quito – our solutions are installed in thousands of vehicles around the world: door opening push buttons, LED signal lights, buzzers, and optical indicators. TSL has already produced over a million push buttons alone.

TSL-ESCHA GmbH is a steadily growing company. More than 100 employees now work at our location in Halver, North Rhine-Westphalia. TSL-ESCHA relies on “Made in Germany” quality. In order to operate globally, we work closely with sales partners in over 30 countries.“As a proven partner to the global rail industry, we develop intelligent products and custom-tailored solutions for our customers in order to offer all passengers the greatest possible comfort and reliability,” says Managing Director Lutz Höfer, underlining the company philosophy.

TSL offers many years of experience and good customer service

The TSL-ESCHA success story began in Halver, Germany, in 1986. As ESCHA Schalttechnik, we laid the foundation for the production and distribution of door opening push buttons for both road and rail vehicles. We started operations with seven employees at the time. At the beginning of 2000, with 13 employees, we relocated to our current company headquarters in Elberfelder Straße 1. In 2006 we were spun off as an independent company under the name ESCHA TSL GmbH. In 2013 we changed our name to TSL-ESCHA GmbH. Despite changing names, one thing has always remained the same: our high-quality products and innovative spirit.

Our credo: We find a solution for you, our customers. Want to adapt existing products to meet your technical requirements? No problem. In personal conversations with our sales representatives or our technical office staff, we develop a solution in close cooperation with you.

More safety, comfort and reliability in public transportation

Our goal: We want our products to make bus and train travel safe, comfortable and reliable for all passengers. When it comes to development and design, we are increasingly focusing on passengers with reduced mobility. They should be able to easily spot and use our products in order to safely use public transportation. Our push buttons, indicator devices and lights comply with the recommendations of the relevant associations and meet the legal requirements, including TSI-PRM. In our in-house test laboratory we subject our products to long-term tests for service life, weather resistance and compatibility with cleaning chemicals. We also carry out electrical and lighting tests.

In addition to transport technology, TSL-ESCHA also uses its know-how to develop and manufacture LED products that provide industry with tailor-made lighting solutions. Here we put priority on maximum efficiency, informative luminosity, robust housing technology as well as intelligent light and thermal management.

TSL-ESCHA has been part of the MAFELEC TEAM since November 2021. The French group of companies is active in the markets of bus and railway, industrial vehicles, industry, energy, defense, aerospace, and elevators. By joining forces with Mafelec, which also manufactures products for transport technology, TSL now offers an even greater variety of products from a single source.

A local TV station made a story about TSL-ESCHA. Click here to watch the video (in german language).