About us

For more than a century, our company, headquartered in Pittsburgh PA, USA has provided the materials necessary to construct and maintain major transportation, construction, utility, recreation and agriculture projects.

Our products recently contributed to the improvement of many landmark structures including the Panama Canal, Brooklyn Bridge. In Europe, we include work for major clients and brands including Crossrail, HS2, Heathrow Express in our Rail, Infrastructure and Energy businesses.

Our Automation & Materials Handling business is delivering exceptional integrated solutions to the automotive, food and beverage, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics sectors. Our joined-up thinking means we can design and deliver innovation from the factory floor to the factory door, adding value throughout the process and include global brands such as Diageo and Coca Cola.

Our European business – L.B. Foster Europe – embraces Lee Foster’s original dedication to customer satisfaction, which is still at the forefront of the L.B. Foster customer service policy.

L.B. Foster Company was founded in 1902. We have always had a reputation for service excellence that is now being adopted into new global transit markets, including solutions such as Customer Information, Rail Technologies and Operational Asset Management.

We are a global company on a global stage. We think global, but our expertise is very much locally focused through our common mission of “keeping our world moving”.

Our solutions portfolio includes:

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Automation & Materials Handling

Innovative design, build and supply of automated machines and materials handling for completed automatic production solutions

Control & Display Solutions

Innovative technology for the transit, control room and customer Information and display sectors.

Rail Technologies

Innovative friction management and track components solutions for the rail industry.


Innovative telecoms designer, provider and installer of CCTV, PAVA, and CIS in the transit and energy sector.

Software Solutions

Innovative information solutions, customer flow management, wayfinding, digital signage and asset maintenance systems.