Railgrup was founded in 2002 as the product of an initiative to strengthen the competitiveness of the railway sector and industry, led by what was then called the General Directorate for Industry, with the participation of the Department of Regional Policy and Public Works of the Regional Government of Catalonia.

Aware of the importance of railway development at all levels and the need to professionally address studies for its improvement, the primary objective of Railgrup is to boost the overall competitiveness of its members, promoting, representing and defending their collective interests.

It currently has around 100 business members, with an overall turnover of €17 billion.