Railgrup was founded in 2002 as the product of an initiative to strengthen the competitiveness of the railway sector and industry, led by what was then called the General Directorate for Industry, with the participation of the Department of Regional Policy and Public Works of the Regional Government of Catalonia.

Aware of the importance of railway development at all levels and the need to professionally address studies for its improvement, the primary objective of Railgrup is to boost the overall competitiveness of its members through the following actions: fostering synergies, the promotion of joint commercial activities, organization of specialized seminars, dissemination and workshops at a high technological level, group participation at trade fairs and other events in the sector, dialogue with Public Administrations, associations and other institutions to defend the interests of the railway sector, providing support to export assistance programmes, search for specific sources of financing and subsidies, expansion of the use of new technologies, providing support to innovation and R&D, commitment to training, research and project development, and the development of professional competence: activities aimed at improving the training of its members through collaboration with universities, technology centres and professional associations.

It currently has around 100 business members, with an overall turnover of €17 billion.


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