Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI) acquired 82% of Transurb in June, marking a highlight in the company’s history.
CMI has thus become Transurb’s main shareholder, alongside SNCB, the National Railway Company in Belgium, and Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB).
After providing the first European line in Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium with the first locomotive built on the continent in 1835, John Cockerill distinguished itself as a pioneer in the rail sector.
Since then, his company has flourished and been involved in numerous rail and industrial projects worldwide.
Today, CMI is an international engineering group headquartered in Seraing, Belgium. Five departments constitute this group: CMI Energy, CMI Defence, CMI Industry, CMI Environment, and CMI Services, where Transurb has been integrated.
CMI enjoys an excellent international reputation and plays an important role in the rail sector, as testified by its current order book of more than €100m. It is mainly specialised in rail equipment, services and maintenance.
In collaboration with its new shareholders, Transurb aims to expand its business on the international stage and to contribute to the success of the group.