Last October, the SIFER, the key trade fair of French rail, took up residence in Lille’s Grand Palais. Galland was present to meet prospective customers, to exchange with partners, suppliers and students, to exhibit its new products and to celebrate its 75th anniversary !
In the world of sport, there are the finals that bring together the best teams, and in the universe of French rail, there is….the SIFER.
Dedicated to trains and trams, this event has existed for about 20 years and takes place every 2 years and attracts about 5000 people.
Contacts with 180 people
Galland made many contacts at its stand over the 3 day period. The biggest players of French rail, the SNCF and the RATP, but also the installers, the research and design departments, students, catenary experts, engineering teams, R&D certification services, sales and communication development services….altogether more than 180 people were anxious to see our new products, but also to give us feedback on their on-site experience (life span, facility of installation and adjustment, maintenance, etc. ) concerning the use of our products.
Our star exhibits
Yes, just like stars being flashed by photographers, Galland unveiled :
- The “Omega”assembly for the aerial profile contact PAC
- The new rotating crosshead for the steady arms
- The new high speed section insulator 25 kV
- The new section insulator 1500 Vcc
- As well as the oleopneumatic tensioning device, better known as the “Aéro”
There was great enthusiasm for our “stars”. The “Aéro”, first put into service about 10 years ago, aroused enormous interest.
All our products reflect the important position of our company in the French and worldwide rail ecosystem since 1946. Furthermore, Galland took advantage of the SIFER to celebrate its 75 years of activity in the presence of our main clients, of our agent in India and of our president Philippe Galland.
Next trade fair : Innotrans in Berlin, in September 2022
Account of contacts at the 2021 SIFER at the Galland stand :
3 institutions : the FIF, Ferrocampus, UNIFE
1 engineering school Estaca specialized in railways
180 people in 1 place and in one meeting ! A minimum carbon footprint.