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The Fayat adventure

The history of the Fayat Group, its evolution and its ambitions from 1957 to today.
An independent family business that reinvents itself every day

Our history

  • 1957

    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.
  • 1962

    Emblematic contracts

    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.
  • 1969

    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.
  • 1977

    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.
  • 1985

    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.
  • 1994

    Ongoing diversification

    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.
  • 2002

    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.
  • 2004

    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.
  • 2008

    A footstep in Africa

    The civil engineering trades activity picks up fresh business with the arrival of Razel, very active in Africa.
  • 2010

    Fostering Building

    Based in Carros (near Nice, South-East France), Cari joins the Group and breathes new life into the Building activity.
  • 2010

    Château Fayat is born

    Château Fayat in Libourne (Bordeaux, South-West France) becomes the benchmark of Vignobles Clément Fayat on the Pomerol appellation.
  • 2011

    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).
  • 2013

    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.
  • 2017

    Dynapac takeover

    Fayat strengthened its strategic position on the road equipment market and extended its presence in 170 countries.
  • 2017

    The Fayat Group's 60th anniversary

    The Fayat Group celebrates its 60th anniversary at Château La Dominique.
  • 2019

    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.