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Operating in Brussels since 1992, UNIFE represents European train builders and rail suppliers.

The association advocates on behalf of more than 100 of Europe’s leading rail supply companies – from SMEs to major industrial champions – active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together national rail industry associations from 11 European countries.

Our members account for 84% of the European, and 46% of the global, market for rail equipment and services. We communicate members’ interests at the European and international levels while actively promoting rail equipment and standards worldwide.

UNIFE’s membership reflects all segments of Europe’s rail supply industry from rolling stock manufacturers and infrastructure suppliers to system integrators and engineering companies. Our members are committed to collaborating on common challenges facing our sector. They are also providing the innovative technology needed to meet the growing demand for sustainable transport. We work together to help shape interoperability standards and the coordination of EU-funded research projects that contribute to the technical harmonisation of railway systems. This broad spectrum of work has established UNIFE as a trusted partner for EU institutions interested in rail and transport matters. This reputation has allowed us to cooperate closely with the EU Agency for Railways, European Standardisation Organisations (e.g. CEN and CENELEC, ETSI), and other organisations representing rail sector stakeholders.

The UNIFE EU Transparency Register number is 9624415524-28

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