The history of the Fayat Group, its evolution and its ambitions from 1957 to today.
An independent family business that reinvents itself every day
Creation of the Fayat group
Clément Fayat founds his first civil engineering company in Libourne near Bordeaux (South-West France) when we was just 25 years old.
At the head of SNT, Clément Fayat made his name in the Bordeaux business world, thanks to a major contract for the new Bassens factory and a share of the Bordeaux municipal water treatment market.
First steps in industry and vineyards
Fayat acquired its first compressed-air tank production plant: Le Réservoir in Montluçon (Allier). Clément Fayat also became owner of Château La Dominique, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé.
Venture into steel construction
Steel construction becomes part of the Fayat Group's business with the buy-out of Castel et Fromaget in Fleurance (South-West France). The group acquires 10 other steel companies within the following years.
Debut in industrial equipment
The Group takes over several companies one after another in handling and lifting equipment as well as road building equipment: ADC (Atelier De la Chaînette) in Parthenay (West France), Ermont in Lorette (South-East France) and Marini in Italy.
With the acquisition of the Genest group in Viry-Châtillon (North-Central France), Fayat doubles its workforce and turnover. It takes on new activities: industrial electricity and special foundations.
Breakthrough in civil works
Bec Frères in Montpellier (South France) bolsters the Group's earthworks and civil engineering strands. Three general construction subsidiaries of Bec Frères also join the Group.
New takeover abroad
The road equipment division rounds off its range and extends its outreach abroad by taking over the world's compacting leader, Bomag, in Germany, owner of plants in USA and China.
A footstep in Africa
The civil engineering trades activity picks up fresh business with the arrival of Razel, very active in Africa.
Based in Carros (near Nice, South-East France), Cari joins the Group and breathes new life into the Building activity.
Château Fayat is born
Château Fayat in Libourne (Bordeaux, South-West France) becomes the benchmark of Vignobles Clément Fayat on the Pomerol appellation.
Public-private partnership turning point
Fayat wins the Public-Private Partnership contract with Vinci Concessions for building the new stadium in Bordeaux (South-West France).
Development in emerging countries
After the creation of a Bomag subsidiary in Brazil, the Group took over a road equipment plant there from Terex, before adding a production line in the US. This saw the Group set out its development strategy in high-potential emerging countries.
Fayat strengthened its strategic position on the road equipment market and extended its presence in 170 countries.
The Fayat Group's 60th anniversary
The Fayat Group celebrates its 60th anniversary at Château La Dominique.
Creation of Fayat Acceleration Startups
The FAYAT group created in 2019 a dedicated investment structure to meet the equity and quasi-equity needs of innovative startups related to the main activities of the group. Fayat Acceleration Startups aims to support the development of startups by meeting their financial needs (acquisition of minority stakes in capital) and by offering to make available the
business expertise of its divisions to accelerate the growth of accompanied startups.