Groupe CIF: Two centuries of history and technological progress towards Industry 4.0

Groupe CIF’s has a unique history. It has entered the 21st century by modernizing its infrastructures and machine tools, and by emphasizing the use of technical means based on information technology and numerical control. The production sites are becoming more inter-connected and flexible to develop into manufacturing plants of the future…

Believing in the future means believing in the possibilities of humankind.

Mme. Marthe Prunier

CEO of Groupe CIF

An international presence

To meet the requirements of the most complex requests from around the world, Groupe CIF relies on an extensive network of more than 120 sales representatives and agencies on every continent.


Sales agencies and technical support: 

North America: FCMD North America

South America: FCMD Chile

Europe: Plants

India: FCMD India

Middle East: FCMD Middle East

CIF and Ferry Capitain founded

1831: Bussy and Ferry Capitain founded by Auguste Capitain.

Engrenages Citroën founded

1901: Engrenages Citroën founded by André Citroën in Paris.

Groupe CIF established

1978: Merger of Ferry Capitain and Ateliers Roche to create Groupe CIF

FAD joined Groupe CIF

1988: Les Fonderies et Aciéries de Denain joined Groupe CIF.

Acquisition of FC Stahl Hattingen

1993: FC Stahl Hattingen, ancestor of FCMD GmbH, purchased.

CMD joined Groupe CIF

2005: The company CMD joined Groupe CIF.

FC Stahl Hattingen became FCMD GmbH

2011: A German branch of CMD and FC Stahl Hattingen merged to form FCMD GmbH.

AHD joined Groupe CIF

2016: Les Aciéries Hachettes & Driout joined Groupe CIF

Fer’Incub founded

2020: Fer’Incub, a specialist R&D company, founded.