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French Pavilion on track and on time for Railtex 2011

The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will unveil the French Pavilion at the Railtex trade show, which will be held in London from 14 to 16 June 2011. The French Pavilion will showcase seven innovative French companies from across the rail sector.

The French Pavilion (Stand E31) will offer a unique environment in which rail-industry contractors, distributors, operators, constructors and other stakeholders can discover original products and find new business partners. Railtex, a key trade event for the rail sector in the UK and Europe, will take place at Earl’s Court, in central London, from 14 to 16 June 2011.

The exhibiting companies will showcase a range of cutting-edge hardware and technologies from across the entire rail sector. These companies are aiming to reinforce their professional contacts and explore new business opportunities between France and the UK.

Companies on the French Pavilion are listed below; a catalogue with further details on each of the exhibitors is available upon request.

BORFLEX is a specialist in the design, prototyping and manufacturing of rubber parts such as door seals, window seals, bellows, sensitive-edge solutions, bearings, shock absorbers, hoses, and wiring. BORFLEX regularly works with train manufacturers and railway operators.

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DEVISMES, which was set up in 1976, specialises in both fine sheet-metal work and the manufacturing and supply of locking systems. At Railtex 2011, DEVISMES will showcase its new AXE range of locks, which have been developed in partnership with French rail group SNCF to facilitate access to on-board toilets for disabled passengers. Clients include BOMBARDIER and ALSTOM.

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GETRASUR is an equipment manufacturer that supplies multi-components and equipment for the treatment of surfaces by impact. The company, which has existed since 1981, will showcase its latest BLASTROBOT shot-blasting solution for coaches and railway cars at Railtex 2011.

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ICCO Group
The ICCO Group has three main divisions, which it will introduce at Railtex 2011. ICCO produces and supplies pultruded parts, including standard and unusual profiles made of glass and polyester. The company is also involved in the manufacturing of compression-moulded parts, equipment and composites structures.

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MIRE is a topography company that specialises in design and measurement as well as the development of software solutions applied to the railway industry. The company actively participates in the study of railway works for a range of companies such as Colas Rail, ALSTOM, SNCF and Systra.
MIRE has recently completed various projects in relation to the Eastern European high-speed line, the Algiers metro (in Algeria), and the Champs Elysées underground station in Paris (in France).

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SOURIAU designs, manufactures and markets high-performance interconnect solutions for the rail industry and industrial-equipment markets. SOURIAU has a worldwide presence, with R&D centres and production sites across Europe as well as in India, Japan and the USA. The company is deeply involved in the environmental protection of industrial sites through its use of RoHS products. (RoHS stands for ‘Restriction of Hazardous Substances’.) SOURIAU is ISO 14001-certified.

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VISSAL Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of rail fastening systems. For over 35 years, VISSAL has supplied a wide range of track fasteners to railway networks worldwide. VISSAL offers a comprehensive range of products, including designs to suit specific customer requirements and to comply with European standards.

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About the Trade Commission of the French Embassy in the UK
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London promotes trade development between France and the UK by offering a range of services to French-based companies. The Infrastructure, Transport and Industry department (ITI) organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities, mainly in London.

Railtex will take place at Earl’s Court, in central London (UK), from 14 to 16 June 2011, between 10.00am and 5.00pm. (On the last day, the trade show closes at 4.00pm.) The French Pavilion can be found at Stand E31.

For further information, please contact the French Trade Commission in London directly (see below).

Ms Anne Dessemond
Trade Development Advisor
French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London
Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department
Tel. (direct line): 0207 024 3621
Email address:
Mr Simon Pouilly
Trade Development Assistant
French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London
Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department
Tel. (direct line): 0207 024 3649
Email address:

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Ms Mary-Ann WILLIAMS - Press Officer
UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640

Mary-Ann Williams | UBIFRANCE
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