UNIFE (The European Rail Industry)

UNIFE is an association that represents the European Rail Industry. UNIFE gathers 76 of Europe’s leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 15 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 80% market share in Europe and supply more than 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services.

UNIFE’s mission is to promote market growth for sustainable mobility, the latter being a key value of the European rail industry. The Sustainable Transport Committee is the key strategic driver of the main activities undertaken by UNIFE, and it works in close collaboration with the Public Affairs unit. The Sustainable Transport Committee drafts and assures coherent and effective common positions of the rail industry in the environmental field. It is supported by several Topical Groups: the Life Cycle Assessment Topical Group, focused on the optimization of the product life cycle and development of common comparison and calculation approaches within the rail industry; the Chemical Risk Topical Group, in charge of monitoring the status of EU legislation and proposing common initiatives in the field of substances and associated risks; and the Energy Efficiency Topical Group, focused on the contribution of innovative processes and materials to energy efficiency gains in rolling stock and infrastructure.



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