Next Chapter of International Excellence for Signaling Industry, with New Branding Strategy and Legal Entity for ECM S.p.A

September 6, 2022

PISTOIA, Italy – Today Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, announces a change in the legal entity name from ECM S.p.A. to Progress Rail Signaling S.p.A. While the company name is changing, ECM will remain as a product brand for Progress Rail. The registration was filed with the Pistoia Companies Register on 18 July 2022.

"We are changing the corporate name from ECM to Progress Rail to drive consistency and clarity for our customers,” said John Newman, Executive Vice President of Infrastructure for Progress Rail. “In addition to recognizing the quality signal engineering and products produced to-date, this decision will help us grow our ECM product line around the world."

Progress Rail's subsidiary brands, including ECM, are widely recognized by customers across the globe and are iconic in the rail industry. With this change, ECM is now formally recognized as Progress Rail, a manufacturer of ECM-branded signaling components and systems.

The company is unveiling the new logo at InnoTrans in September 2022, the world's largest rail tradeshow.

Paolo Covoni, Managing Director for Progress Rail in Italy, commented, “While our company identity is changing, what remains is our commitment to producing the highest quality signaling technology for our customers in Italy and around the world.”


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About Progress Rail

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified providers of rolling stock and infrastructure solutions and technologies for global rail customers. Progress Rail delivers advanced EMD locomotives and engines, railcars, trackwork, fasteners, signaling, rail welding and Kershaw Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with dedicated locomotive and freight car repair services, aftermarket parts support and recycling operations. The company also offers advanced rail technologies, including data acquisition and asset protection equipment. Progress Rail’s deep industry expertise, together with the support of Caterpillar, ensures a commitment to quality through innovative solutions for the rail industry. Progress Rail has a network of nearly 200 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, India, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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