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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.

1884

Emile DESPAS

Since 1884, foundation of the company by Emile DESPAS, SEFAC (Société d'Estampage et de Forge Ardennes Champagne) is dedicated to industry and transport.
 
1887

Eiffel Tower construction

What would be Paris without the Eiffel Tower and the Eiffel Tower without SEFAC’s rivet?
 
1971

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

Baltimore

1980, SEFAC opens its first subsidiary abroad and chooses therefore Baltimore, in the United States.
 
1983

SEFAC Spain

1983, SEFAC goes on growing up and opens a subsidiary in Spain.
 
1989

Movement Control

SEFAC develops in 1989 the movement control and the users’ protection against pinching, 5 years before EC regulation.
 
2004

SEFAC UK

Creation of SEFAC UK in 2004.
 
2007

Fast disassembly

2007: new patent for SEFAC. The parachute nut enables the users to save about 4 hours on the maintenance of a set.
 
2009

SEFAC Italia

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.
 
2012

SEFAC do Brasil

2012, SEFAC opens a subsidiary in Sao Paulo, SEFAC do Brasil.