MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has realigned its business processes, brands and market strategy to offer a larger portfolio of rail and transit expertise and provide an end-to-end client service offering. This strategic move unites SNC-Lavalin's outstanding global rail expertise and brings it together as an integrated rail and transit market sector, with well over 1,000 rail engineers combined with 1,000 construction and operations and maintenance experts across the world.
The global reputation, strategic presence and market penetration that SNC-Lavalin has gained in the rail and transit market provides a strategically important platform to build upon in an integrated and powerful way. To date, none of this expertise has been brought together under the SNC-Lavalin brand. Instead, it has been branded either as Interfleet, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group since 2011, or under various joint venture names. Bringing together its various expertise, SNC-Lavalin will better leverage its worldwide experience in this growing market to meet the high demand for high-value infrastructure engineering services.
"By integrating our Rail & Transit experts in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, we are aligning our practices and complementary services and sharing knowledge to better serve our global rail and transit clients," said Marc Rivard, Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure Engineering.
"As the world's population is increasingly city-based, clients around the world are dealing with an urgent need to build and improve their transit networks," said Ian Edwards, President, Infrastructure. "Our ability to provide invaluable expertise to transit agencies, departments of transportation, operators, maintainers, advisors and investors is unmatched in the industry, and we have the expertise to find reliable and sustainable solutions for our Rail &Transit clients, regardless of the size, scope or location."
To learn more about SNC-Lavalin's Rail & Transit expertise, join us at the first edition of the Toronto Region Board of Trade's Transportation Summit in Toronto on Monday, November 16. Two of our key experts will be participating in panels, which will bring together private and public sector leaders to discuss how delivering transit can increase prosperity in the region. www.bot.com
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. www.snclavalin.com
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