Since 2002, MODALIS is known as a major actor in rental, trading and consulting for the intermodal transport, modal shift and mobile storage.

Historique de Modalis

  • 2022

    20th birthday celebration of MODALIS

  • December 2021

    MODALIS receives Bronze certification from EcoVadis


  • November, 2020

    Getting the new ECM Certificat 2 years in advance in accordance with the 2019/779 directives.

    ECM Cetificate

  • January, 2019

    The fleet reaches 2500 units (EVP : 4000).
  • January, 2018

    First complete intermodal rail car in operation.

  • November, 2017

    According to the European Legislation N°445/2011, MODALIS has been certified ECM (Entity in charge of the Maintenance of railwagons).


  • July, 2017

    • July, 2017 MODALIS becomes member of VPI Association which edits wagon maintenance rules in Europe.

  • January, 2017

    • MODALIS grows internationally and communicates on its values: innovation, development and investment. Its new logo is unveiled.

    • The fleet exceeds 2000 units and equipment is build in line with the market requirements.


    • MODALIS joins the Association “Technique Énergie Environnement”.

  • 2016

    MODALIS becomes a partner in the UIRR and is an active participant in the ILU-WAGONS working group.

    MODALIS becomes a member of the EPCA.

    MODALIS joins the consortium of owners and users of wagons, maintenance workshops and various industries.

  • 2015

    • MODALIS becomes a member of the Bpifrance Excellence network.

  • 2013

    • MODALIS becomes an active member of the intermodal commission of AFNOR (Association française de normalisation), the French representative of the CEN.

  • 2012

    • MODALIS celebrates its 10th anniversary with customers and suppliers at the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence. Mr Bernard Meï, founder & CEO MODALIS.

    • ACEP Certification.

  • 2010

    • MODALIS becomes a member of the ITCO – the International Tank Container Organisation – which represents the international tank container industry.

  • 2008

    • Many companies consult MODALIS to satisfy their needs in intermodal transport unis, the fleet passes 1000-units.

  • 2005

    • MODALIS SL is set up in Barcelona to meet growing demand from the Spanish market.

  • 2003

    • MODALIS joins GNTC (Groupement National du Transport Combiné) and TLF (Transport et Logistique de France).

  • 2002

    • On becoming a member of the Bureau International du Conteneur, MODALIS receives its BIC code and its first containers, registered under MXMU, go into service.

    • After 30 years with various companies in the intermodal logistics sector Bernard Meï founds MODALIS, specialising in rentals, consultancy and training, as well as buying and selling.

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