Foundation of Ermewa SA : transport of wine in tank containers.
Acquisition of the compagny LEDUC SA (transport, transit, storage of wine products).
Investment in 13,50 industrial railcars and 1,100 agrifood railcars (from 1981 to 1991).
SNCF takes an interest of 10% in Ermewa France.
Acquisition of the Compagnie Auxiliaire Du Midi (railcars for cereals and sugar, tank containers, port installations).
Foundation of Eurotainer (JV Brambles – Ermewa tank containers).
First LBO led by IPES
(acquiring the majority of Ermewa Group with 50,4% stake).
Sale of maritime activities of the Group.
Ermewa Group now holds 100% of Eurotainer.
Second LBO led by SNCF and IPE.
Aquisition of Ermewa Group by SNCF-GEODIS.
Acquisition of France Wagons.
Fleet grows from 20,000 to 60,000 railcars.
Acquisition of 500 railcars from Macquarie European Rail.
Acquisition of 100% of Raffles Lease, integrating and adding 14,300 tank containers into Eurotainer.
€1.6bn refinancing dedicated to existing loans and future growth.
Ermewa Group acquires Demi Container workshops.
Acquisition of Villmann workshops.
Ermewa acquires the Lineas railcar fleet (3,900 railcars).
CDPQ and DWS own 100% of Ermewa Group.