Ermewa Group is a European leader for industrial railcars, tank containers and locomotives leasing services. As such Ermewa Group specialises in designing, optimising and managing strategic assets for the global supply chain, helping customers become more efficient in their core activities.
With operation throughout Europe for railcars and locomotives and worldwide for tank containers, Ermewa Group offers local expertise to a world of customers from industries as diverse as steel, energy, chemical, construction, mining, agribusiness, foodstuffs and transportation.
With a wealth of experience in the technical management of railcar fleets, Ermewa Group prides itself in its technical expertise, economical optimization and safety record.
The stated goals of Ermewa Group are to :
- Further optimise railway transportation in partnership with customers;
- Guarantee performance and innovation of the railcars in line with customer’s requirements;
- Continue to work on insuring optimal safety of railcars throughout Europe.
THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GROUP
Rental of industrial, agribusiness and civil work railcars
Leasing of tank containers and small portable tanks
Leasing of electric and diesel locomotives
Maintenance, construction and repair
The customers of the ERMEWA Group belong to the following industries:
The headquarters of Ermewa Group are in Paris.
The company is present in 20 countries, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia…
EUROTAINER is present as well in Houston, St Petersburg, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Tianjin, Istanbul, Brisbane and in Sao Paolo.
The Ermewa Group has 700 employees, in 30 establishments.
|Jean-Pierre Allhoff||Chief Development Officer|
|Stéphane Gavard||Technical Manager|
|Caroline Tomkevitch||HR Director|
|Agathe Marie||Legal & Insurance Director|
|Vincent Martin||Manager BU Containers|
|Julien Mathiaud||Manager BU Workshops|
|Peter Reinshagen||Manager BU Railcars|
|Stéphane Cassagne||Michèle Costafrolaz|
|Bernard Guillelmon||Mathias Emmerich|
|1956||Creation of ERMEWA SA: transport of wine in railcars|
|1970||Acquisition of the company LEDUC SA (transport, transit, storage of wine products)|
|1971||Opening of an office in Paris|
|1978||Reorganization of the maritime activity, partnership with other shipping companies|
|1980 to 1995||Strong external growth through acquisitions of companies and businesses in the railway field|
|1981||Investment in industrial railcars : acquisition of a fleet of 1’000 railcars in France|
|1989||Takeover of the SATI group: acquisition of 10’000 railcars|
|1991||Acquisition of the ARBEL fleet (1’100 railcars for the transport of industrial dry bulk)
Privatisation of the fleet Deutsche Reichsbahn: acquisition of 2’500 railcars
|1992||SNCF takes an interest of 10% in the company ERMEWA France
Acquisition of the COMPAGNIE AUXILIAIRE DU MIDI (railcars for cereals and sugar, tank containers, port installations)
|1996||Acquisition of the fleet of railcars for cereals and sugar of the BRAMBLES Group|
|1998||SNCF increases its interest in ERMEWA France to 33.2%|
|1999||SNCF Participations holds 45% of ERMEWA Holding Genève|
|2000||Creation of the logistics departments: ERMEFRET France, ERMEFRET Italy and CHEMFREIGHT Vienna (JV OEBB – ERMEWA)
Creation of EUROTAINER (JV BRAMBLES – ERMEWA tank container)
|2001||Creation of the logistics departments: ERMEFRET Germany, ERMEFRET Belgium and ERMEFRET Netherlands|
|2003||Creation of ERMEWA Iberica
|2005||The ERMEWA Group now holds 100% of EUROTAINER|
|2010||SNCF – GEODIS holds 100% of ERMEWA Group|