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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

INDUSTRIES

The customers of the ERMEWA Group belong to the following industries:

  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Steel
  • Agribusiness
  • Foodstuffs
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Cosmetic
  • Transportation

LOCATIONS

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.

TEAM

The Ermewa Group has 700 employees, in 30 establishments.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

David Zindo-Imbault CEO
Etienne Fallou CFO
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

2016 FIGURES

Turnover 410 M€
EBITDA 232 M€

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Alain Picard
President
Josef Küttel
Vice-president

MEMBERS

Stéphane Cassagne Michèle Costafrolaz
Bernard Guillelmon Mathias Emmerich
Mathieu Duquesne  
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

  • IPES acquires the majority of the ERMEWA Group (50.4%)
  • Financière ERMEWA SA: new holding of the Group
  • Sale of the shipping activity of the Group
2005 The ERMEWA Group now holds 100% of EUROTAINER
2007 LBO 2
2010 SNCF – GEODIS holds 100% of ERMEWA Group