French rail industry

Sponsors & Partners at Innotrans 2016

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors: CENTRALP, CORYS, CIM, FLERTEX, NEXTER Electronics, Fer de France, and Partners: Ville Rail & Transport, Vivapolis


CENTRALP - Leader in embedded electronics systems

CENTRALP - Leader in embedded electronics systems - Hall 3.2 - 301 D4

CENTRALP develops, manufactures and integrates embedded electronic and software solutions around the world. With our complete, responsive and flexible organization, we are able to turn your functional, technical and economical requirements into a scaled and sustainable solution.

Thanks to our 40 years’ experience in embedded electronic systems, we can propose a solution for all your projects, whatever is your application and constraint: harsh environment (vibrations, shocks, dimensions, large range of temperature , safety constraints, low consumption, electromagnetic compatibility...)

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CORYS - Leading supplier of train driving simulators - Hall 3.2 - 301 D1

CORYS - Leading supplier of train driving simulators With over 800 driving simulators in operation world-wide, CORYS is the most experienced manufacturer of high speed, passenger, freight, metro and LRV simulators: our products represent the industry’s standard, consistently surpassing the most stringent regulatory requirements and providing operators with the most authentic training experience.




Historically a key player in the railway sector, CIM has always known how to adapt to a constantly changing market to respond better to its customers’ requests and to the requirements of their projects.

“Your urban or rail project is unique. CIM offers you an appropriate, top quality and personalized solution at every stage”, says Alain Lovambac, Chairman&CEO of CIM. 

CIM is focused on its 3 main fields of expertise:

-         the manufacture of components and the supply of parts and railway equipment

-         the realization of railway and urban transport projects

-         rolling stock maintenance and logistics

CIM is a company with human face, located in France, employing 70 people and operating in more than 90 countries around the world.


FLERTEX – Friction materials

FLERTEX – Friction materials

Founded over 60 years ago in France, FLERTEX designs and manufactures a wide range of friction materials for railway, aerospace and industrial applications.

In 1987, the railway, aerospace and industrial manufacturing areas were grouped into one entity under the Flertex brand which has continued its autonomous business growth on its home market in France and around the world ever since.

Actively present in more than 25 countries, Flertex is working towards extending its international market position by continually offering technically advanced products through innovative approaches and designs and by offering products that meet the local and international legislations.

FLERTEX friction materials are fitted to a wide range of railway applications from trams and metros to high speed trains.


NEXTER ELECTRONICS - Manufacturer of SSPC and auxiliary power supply for rail vehicle

NEXTER ELECTRONICS - Manufacturer of SSPC and auxiliary power supply for rail vehicle

Nexter Electronics is a 100% subsidiary of Nexter Systems, well known as the French armored vehicles manufacturer. NEXTER Electronics is specialized in engineering of embedded electronic systems, design, conception, manufacturing and maintaining in operational condition of electronic equipment for the systems embedded for long time, in harsh environment. Recognized in the military domain, today we spread our skills to other sectors to strengthen us on our heart of business while playing on the duality of our technologies. Numerous customers in the field of aeronautics, of railroad, of automobile and of spatial trust our products always innovative and recognized for their reliability.


FER DE FRANCE – French railway industry association / Business France Partner

FER DE FRANCE – Interbranch association of French railway

Fer de France is the interbranch association of French railway, created in 2012, which aims to bring together all the players in the French railway sector: the transport authorities (GART and ARF), the State, the operators (UTP, SNCF, RATP), the infrastructure managers (SNCF-Réseau, Eurotunnel), the industrial sector and the engineering companies (Syntec Ingénierie).

The association aims to facilitate and to optimize the reflection of the professionals of the French rail sector, to enable actions for economic development, valuation and promotion of the sector. The aim is to increase the capacity and efficiency of the French rail sector and to promote it to domestic and international markets.


VRT Magazine – Media Partner

VRT Magazine – Media Partner

Ville, Rail & Transports is the French speaking reference media on rail and urban transport information. Each month, we reach 100 000 professionals through a monthly magazine, a weekly newsletter and daily information on the web. We cover all rail and urban transportation aspects, from politics, economics to technical issues in a complete multi-media service close to the expectations of professionals all over the world. Moreover, a brand new edition of Ville, Rail & Transports called VR&T International is available for an international readership.

Besides news, Ville, Rail & Transports publishes in-depth reports, special issues, practical and legal guides, job offers… All these items are available online. Communicating in Ville, Rail & Transports places you at the heart of information consulted by transport authorities, public and private institutions, transport operators, manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors, engineers, design offices, consultants…


VIVAPOLIS: a sustainable urban development at international level

VIVAPOLIS: a sustainable urban development at international level

Cities: a collective adventure

More than ever, modern urban environments aspire to progress through common projects and want to be attractive, both for economic activities, as well as for the people who live in them.

VIVAPOLIS is the umbrella brand that brings together French stakeholders - both public and private -  seeking to promote a shared ambition for sustainable urban development at international level.

This process is being collectively developed and supported by the French public authorities and professional federations in the private sector.

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