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Whether you require access to the rail industry market, or assistance with navigating the rail compliance landscape.

The African Rail Industry Association is the pre-eminent body in South Africa representing the players in the railway industry. We believe that a stronger and united railways industry has the potential to grow the sector and propel railways to play their rightful role as a mode of choice.

What We Do


The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is a representative of companies that are Original Equipment Manufacturers, Rail operators, or Rail Services Companies in the rail sector associated industries. It is a fully-fledged Export Council acknowledged and supported by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. The Export Council is committed to creating opportunities for the South African industry on the continent and globally.