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Press release
Noble metal boilermaking specialist SFM (Saint-Fons Métallurgie) joins the SPIE Group

Lyon, 4 November 2013 –SPIE Sud-Est has announced the acquisition by its C’TRAM Services subsidiary of SFM (Saint-Fons Métallurgie), company specialising in noble metal boilermaking in France’s Rhône-Alpes region.

For more than 50 years, SFM has been manufacturing fabricated equipment of all types of materials, including nickel alloys, duplex and titanium, for clients in fields including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and petrochemicals, the food industry and the environment.

Previously owned by Alef, Idem and Quercus, SFM generates annual sales of €1.8 million and employs 17 people.

By the end of this year, SFM’s employees will have moved from the town of Saint-Fons to completely new premises ideally suited for this new development in nearby Saint-Priest. They will join teams employed by C’TRAM and the Mechanical Engineering unit of SPIE Sud-Est’s Industries department. SFM Manager François Lefaure will manage the SFM subsidiary for SPIE Sud-Est.

“On joining C’TRAM Services, a SPIE Sud-Est subsidiary, SFM will be able to push ahead with its technical and business development while retaining its specific skills and expertise,” says François Lefaure, Manager of SFM.

Jean-Bernard Chapelet, Industries Director at SPIE Sud-Est explains: “We are happy to welcome SFM, whose activity is complementary to our own boilermaking business lines. We will now be able to provide industrial and research laboratories with comprehensive solutions while maintaining the same high standards of reliability and quality, but with even greater responsiveness.”

About C’TRAM Services

C’TRAM Services, a subsidiary of SPIE Sud-Est entirely focused on mechanical engineering, joined the Group in 2005. It achieves €13 million in sales and has 112 employees.


SPIE Sud-Est

Frédérique Hemery
Communications Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 21 14 39

Agence Droit Devant

Philippe Hériard
Tel.: +33 (0)1 39 53 53 33