• 21/
    FEB 2019

    Catherine Trautmann receives the European Railway Award 2019

    The 2019 European Railway Award was presented tonight to Catherine Trautmann, for her long-standing support of rail transport – including light rail in urban areas, high speed passenger lines and expanding the rail network across Europe in the framework of the European Union’s TEN-T Programme. The Award was handed over to Ms Trautmann by Philippe Citroën, UNIFE Director General, and Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, during a special ceremony at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels.

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  • 29/
    NOV 2018

    The crucial role of rail in the decarbonisation plans of the EU

    The European Commission published yesterday its Communication ‘’A clean planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy’ setting the long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The Communication outlines the way forward for the EU climate, energy and transport policies and entails the EU strategy in line with the Paris Agreement that will bring forward a vision of a low carbon economy protecting the planet and its people.   

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  • 18/
    SEP 2018

    Global rail supply industry remains on a growth track

    The rail supply industry hit a new record last year, exceeding a total market volume of EUR 163 billion. In total the sector grew 1.2% per year between 2015 and 2017, with the services, infrastructure and rail control segments performing best. According to the latest World Rail Market Study, the outlook for the coming years is similarly positive – provided political efforts are intensified to achieve a level-playing field on international markets.

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  • 04/
    JUL 2018

    A Governance Structure for the next European Industrial Policy

    In its latest Joint Paper the Industry4Europe coalition is calling for a long-term vision for the European industry that demands a long-term governance structure, which goes beyond the 6-month EU Presidency cycle and the 5-year mandate of the current European Commission. Industry4Europe is a large and unprecedented coalition, initiated and coordinated by UNIFE which brings together 129 European Industrial Federations representing all manufacturing sectors. The coalition has been producing different joint papers, helping the European Institutions to set the best Industrial Policy Strategy.

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  • 21/
    JUN 2018

    Time for the rail industry, the European Institutions and Member States to maintain Europe’s leading role in the world rail market

    More than 220 leaders of the European rail industry gathered in Warsaw for the 27th UNIFE General Assembly. This year's edition was the opportunity for EU rail suppliers and decision-makers to address together the current challenges that  the industry must face. Participants recognised both the strategic importance of the manufacturing sector and the need to act without any delay to ensure that European rail manufacturing companies keep their global leadership in a context of growing and fierce international competition.

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UNIFE Involved


  • World Rail Market Study

    The Study is a reference for the rail sector and is regularly referred to as a standard set of data for the rail supply industry.
    Click here to view the executive summary 

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