about rail industries canada


Our mission is to provide our customers around the globe with worry free approved components for North American and European built locomotives such as: General Electric (GE) , Alco (MLW) and Alstom.


Founded in Montreal, in 1993 by Noël GARDES, a visionary investor, Rail Industries Canada became a key locomotive parts supplier in 2000, and started expanding overseas to reach a key position in several African and Middle Eastern locomotive parts markets.

In 2012, a representation agreement was concluded with Sogema Engineering, one of the leading and most innovative workshop equipment manufacturer in the world.


Our business is powered by our technical expertise combined with our top negotiation skills. This enables us to offer the most competitive prices and the shortest delivery times to our customers.


With over 20 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of freight cars and locomotives we are problem solvers, not just a parts distributor.

Our quality commitment

We are committed to improving our management system by cultivating good relationships both within and outside of the company, maximizing customer satisfaction through the dedication of our employees, and encouraging the development of their skills. We will continually review and improve our systems in order to maintain our reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable locomotive spare parts supplier.

international presence

world map

RIC has considerably broadened its field of activities as well as its geographical coverage and service. RIC is a direct supplier to major railway networks and to minig companies throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.


Social Impact

Rail Industries fully contributes to improving the day to day lives of local populations in Africa, Middle East, and Latin America by allowing a better circulation of goods and passengers on the networks we serve.

Environmental impact

Through our supplies of highest quality standard locomotive spares, we also contribute to the elimination of several thousand road truck shipments, and therefore help reduce pollution within developing countries by reducing their emissions. We also favor the use of recycled materials to prepare our packing for overseas shipments in order to reduce our carbon impact here in North America.


John Cockerill

John Cockerill

Rail Industries Canada is a member of the John Cockerill Group Visit partner website
Sogema Engineering

Sogema Engineering

Leading manufacturer of underfloor wheel lathes, wheel press, test benches and press for springs and trucks. Visit partner website
Export development canada


Expert manufacturer of lifting jacks, truck drop tables, truck hoists, cranes, and traversers for railway applications. Visit partner website