Union des industries ferroviaires européennes (UNIFE)

Union of European Railway Industries
Verband der Europäischen Eisenbahn-Industrien

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Founded 31 Oct 1975, Paris (France). On 8 Nov 1991, took over activities of European Association of Railway Equipment Manufacturers (AFEDEF), European Builders of Diesel Engine and Electric Locomotives (CELTE) and International Association of Rolling Stock Builders (AICMR), their members becoming direct members of UNIFE. Originally registered according to French law; currently registered according to Belgian law.


Promote rail transport through dialogue with EU institutions and all important stakeholders; lobby for rail issues by leading initiatives with national rail supply industry associations; deliver railway interoperability and standardization for improved LCC and RAMS; ensure European rail supply industry leadership through joint research and innovation; convince the public that rail transport is the favourable solution for the 21st century challenges of increased mobility, economic growth and environmental protection by other transport modes on innovative materials and production methods.

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Railway Wheels Committee (ERWA) improves railway wheels and wheel sets through focusing on safety, reliability and economic efficiency. Organizes: annual conference; annual reception in Brussels (Belgium).


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Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 15 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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