Created in 1884, SEFAC launched its Heavy Duty Lifting activity in 1971. Through its dedicated employees, SEFAC has always demonstrated inventiveness, professionalism and commitment to technology and safety that has enabled it to reach an unmatched status in this field and to win credibility as a specialist Lift manufacturer. The pictures below trace the history of the events by showing the main steps of SEFAC’s development.
Since 1884, foundation of the company by Emile DESPAS, SEFAC (Société d'Estampage et de Forge Ardennes Champagne) is dedicated to industry and transport.
Eiffel Tower construction
What would be Paris without the Eiffel Tower and the Eiffel Tower without SEFAC’s rivet?
First Mobile Column
1971, SEFAC starts its lifting activity and conceives its first mobile column lift. It’s the beginning of the democratisation of this technology in France and in the world.
1980, SEFAC opens its first subsidiary abroad and chooses therefore Baltimore, in the United States.
1983, SEFAC goes on growing up and opens a subsidiary in Spain.
SEFAC develops in 1989 the movement control and the users’ protection against pinching, 5 years before EC regulation.
Creation of SEFAC UK in 2004.
2007: new patent for SEFAC. The parachute nut enables the users to save about 4 hours on the maintenance of a set.
With the creation of SEFAC Italia in 2009, the group has now 5 main sites in the world and comes always closer to its Customers.
SEFAC do Brasil
2012, SEFAC opens a subsidiary in Sao Paulo, SEFAC do Brasil.