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Growing substantially since its start in 2003 by Didier BARBAUD, SAFERAIL is set up in 4 sites: Nantes, Paris, Nanjing and Toulouse (In progress). Today the company has about 100 employees (technicians, engineers and experts). After having generated a turnover of 10 million Euros in 2017, SAFERAIL aims to reach 20 million Euros in 2020.

SAFERAIL has opened up its capital to Bpifrance in 2014.


The SAFERAIL organisation is based on a committed management team. It represents all departments and sites of the company which allows a collective decision-making process.

The management team

Technical knowledge is at the heart of SAFERAIL's professions, hence the establishment of the Technical Steering Committee to manage all technical related decisions.

The Technical Management Team

Our values:

SAFETY, FAIRNESS and QUALITY are the founding values of SAFERAIL. Safety, in order to ensure the customer satisfaction, is our first priority, as testified in our SAFERAIL Safety and Quality Policy.

Since 2016, SAFERAIL supports Damien CLOAREC during the “Figaro” Ocean racing.

Quality, Excellence, Team spirit, Humility, Work, Authority respect, Safety, Entrepreneurial spirit through ambition and courage as well as Spirit of progress, are some of many values which are symbolic in sailing and which strongly resonate within the company.


“The biggest wealth of a company lives in the Women and Men who make it what it is. SafeRail believes in this human wealth. In this direction, the SafeRail Figaro race sailed by Damien allows us to federate the energies”

Didier Barbaud, Chief Executive Officer



SAFERAIL is certified ISO 9001.

SAFERAIL is qualified by SNCF RESEAU for the following subset of activities: railway signalling design, railway signalling construction works and removal/installation of safety railway signalling trackside equipment.

SAFERAIL is holder of the framework agreement with SNCF RESEAU for the execution of railway signalling technical verifications and testing and for railway signalling project management and coordination.

SAFERAIL empowers its staff for performing the railway safety tasks required by French legislation.

SAFERAIL is an authorized qualified organisation (OQA) by the French Ministry of Transport for safety assessment missions on Control-Command and Signalling systems for urban guided transport

SAFERAIL Academy is registered by the French Railway Safety Authority (EPSF) as Training Center.

SAFERAIL is soon to be qualified by RATP for Works(metro, RER, tramway).

SAFERAIL is holder of the framework agreement with RATP for Control Tables.

Professional memberships:

SAFERAIL expertise & know-how is recognised by the major players in the rail sector, hence our memberships in professional organisations:

SAFERAIL is a member of the French Railway Industries Association (FIF) and a member of the Signalling Group

SAFERAIL is a member of the UNIFE (European Rail Industry)

SAFERAIL is a member of MIPIRAIL, Innovation & International Business Cluster.

SAFERAIL is member of the “Hauts de France” Railway Industries Association (AIF).

SAFERAIL is a member of SYNTEC-Ingénierie, professional federation of engineering

SAFERAIL has signed the charter for inter-company contractual relationships.

SAFERAIL is a member of the network “Bpifrance Excellence 2015”

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