FRANCE: Metal processing, casting and forging group Manoir Industries sold its Outreau Technologies railway crossing casting subsidiary to Vossloh Cogifer on July 10.

Outreau Technologies employs approximately 200 people at a plant in Pas-de-Calais which produces crossings for railway, tramway and metro trackwork. It has a long-term sales co-operation agreement with Vossloh Cogifer, and Manoir said the sale would help accelerate the business's development in the global marketplace.

  • Read about Outreau Technologies' research into the explosive hardening of crossing noses in the February 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International.