RAILPOOL continues European expansion,
bringing full-service leasing from a single source to France
RAILPOOL continues European expansion, bringing full-service leasing from a single source to France
- Europe’s second largest lessor of electric locomotives is investing to participate in the growing French rail leasing market
- Office in Paris is under the leadership of Frédérique Erlichman
Paris, 25 October 2023 – RAILPOOL, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies has opened its office in Paris under the leadership of Frédérique Erlichman. A new legal entity “RAILPOOL France SAS” is being registered as a 100% daughter of RAILPOOL.
RAILPOOL is the second largest lessor of electric locomotives in Europe and the largest in Germany. It is the only rolling-stock rental company with genuine full-service from a single source.
With its modern fleet, six own workshops, a considerable spare parts stock in the volume of the investment amount of 25 million euros, mobile technicians, a 24/7 emergency hotline and a European workshop partner network, the company offers flexible rental solutions and highest vehicle reliability.
Torsten Lehnert, CEO of RAILPOOL, says: “The ongoing foundation of RAILPOOL France SAS and the opening of our French office base in Paris underlines our ambition to bring the benefits of real full-service rolling-stock lease to this country of rail tradition and innovation. We see a positive local market environment and are investing to participate in the growing French rail leasing market with the clear ambition to have a high-quality organization in place in France until the delivery of the first locomotives in 2025.”
With the order of 50 Alstom Traxx Universal multi-system locomotives earlier this year, RAILPOOL initially offers brand new locomotives to the market to cover sustainable high-performance rail transportation out of France and along the most important European corridors.
Frédérique Erlichman, Director RAILPOOL France SAS, says: “RAILPOOL is a European market leader with a strong commitment to investing in the French market. I am delighted to be leading the launch of the company’s activities in France, establishing beneficial long-term relationships with railway undertakings and maintenance centers. I am looking forward to building a motivated team to serve our customers over the coming years.”