Sirail : acquisition of the LIFT-OK© product patents

Press release
Sirail, expert on the railway market, extends its range of catalog products with the acquisition of the patents for the LIFT-OK© range of access ramps, platforms, and lifts for access to railway transport (tramways and trains) for people with reduced mobility in wheelchairs. This range of access solutions for trains and tramways completes the catalog of Sirail products (key boxes, footrests, control panels).

These semi-automatic lift and platform systems are designed to meet all European quality and safety requirements and can be mounted on existing rolling stock or directly on new trains as original equipment. In the case of retrofitting to fleets of rolling stock in operation, the products can be assembled and installed in a few hours by the teams of technicians, on all types of cars, regardless of the original manufacturer and the year the train was put into service. Once installed, LIFT-OK© products are quick and easy to use by on-board personnel and provide an effective access solution for people with reduced mobility.

Sirail is proud to expand its product range with the acquisition of the LIFT-OK© range, and thus contribute to the requirements of equity in terms of access to rail transport for all.

The acquisition of the LIFT-OK© range patents consolidate Sirail’s diversification strategy to meet the expectations of our partners, major players in the European railway sector, manufacturers, and operators of rolling stock. It comes at a time when the European standard TSI PMR 2014, concerning on-board access for people with reduced mobility in wheelchairs, will come into force in 2026.

About Sirail:

Created in 2007, Sirail is a family-owned group specialized in the engineering, production, and maintenance of electrical assemblies such as driver desks, cabinets and boxes, harnesses, for the railway market.

Sirail has rapidly expanded through the acquisition of Sicor (Tunisia) in 2015, Confecta (Germany) in 2016, and then through the purchase of Liatech (France and Morocco) in 2017. In 2021, the creation of the Sirail Services entity and the acquisition of IGM, a family-owned Italian company recognized for 20 years in electrical and electromechanical engineering, will enable the company to consolidate its market share with the major players in the railway market. Sirail, a French family-owned company of intermediate size, has demonstrated its dynamism in adapting its technical offers and production capacities to meet the needs of its customers, major players in the railway, defense, and medical industries.

Thanks to its technical expertise and industrial excellence, Sirail has become a European leader and one of the major players in its market.

Its industrial sites are in France (Crespin, in the North of France, and La Canourgue, in the South), in Germany (Berlin region), in Italia (La Spezia), in Tunisia (Tunis), and in Morocco (Casablanca), the group offers competitive technical and operational capacities in a demanding market.

Today, Sirail has more than 1000 employees, spread over 5 countries and achieves an annual turnover of nearly 83 million euros.