Who we are

FREIGHT FORWARDING, LOGISTICS FOR INDUSTRIAL SITES, WORKSITE FACILITATION

A key player in the field of rail freight transport and logistics operations for industrial sites, VFLI is a dynamic company that has enjoyed sustained growth since its foundation in 1998. We currently employ close on 900 staff who are all mobilized to meet the demands of our shipping clients in terms of safety, quality and responsiveness. From the transport of goods from their point of loading to their point of delivery, railway logistics for industrial sites, through to the haulage and piloting of trains and other heavy machinery for companies performing railway maintenance, we bring everything to bear, our know-how and our sense of professionalism, to make you prefer the train as a means of transporting your goods. To find out more about VFLI and to get to know our company better, feel free to browse the different sections of our site and discover our solutions in terms of railway engineering and haulage. Enjoy your visit!

Message from the CEO

The sole railway operator proposing a fully comprehensive offer (freight trains, railway logistics operations for industrial sites and railway maintenance machinery), VFLI continues to enjoy sound and solid growth in pursuit of its ambition to become the preferred railway operator on the market.

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Our history

The early years of our existence were marked by a series of acquisitions in the field of private secondary network operation and industrial spurs (known as Installations Terminales Embranchées or ITE in French). In October 2007 we were awarded our safety certificate enabling us to use the national railway network. Find out more below about our key milestone dates since our foundation in 1998.

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Key facts & figures

A strong growth company, our key figures provide a reflection of our corporate dynamism. Our credo, "Always striving for the best" enables us to enhance employee satisfaction and to ensure that our clients obtain the very highest levels of quality for their trains, their industrial spurs and their railway maintenance worksites.

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Governance

At VFLI, each and every member of staff contributes to the overall success of our company and plays a unique and essential role in the quality of the services provided to our clients. Under the leadership of Alain Ribat, our Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of VFLI.
Find out more below about the members of our Executive Committee and their backgrounds and experience.

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Sites

We work daily with manufacturers and consignors from all business sectors and for distances ranging from just a few kilometres to several thousand. Our trains travel through France from west to east and from north to south and even beyond our borders. We also contribute to regional development by fostering local employment.

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Our commitments

As a leading player in the field of rail freight forwarding, it is our duty to set an example in everything that we undertake. VFLI has built its growth on strong principles that guide our actions and that seal the cohesion within our teams. Whether it's with our employees, our clients, our partners or our suppliers, we take care to set out clear commitments and to then deliver on our promises.

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Rolling stock & Maintenance

VFLI operates its services all over France, by means of a well-balanced, reliable and high-performance fleet composed of diesel & electric locomotives and shunters, all serviced in our very own maintenance workshops.

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In VFLI they trust…

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VFLI's commitments: sustainable growth by ensuring safety and service quality for rail freight forwarding, by entrusting our people to "deliver the goods" and by showing total respect for the environment

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