Fives in brief
Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups in various sectors such as aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy, in both developing and developed countries.
In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment.
In 2014, Fives achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion Euros and employed about 8,000 people in over thirty countries.
200 years of industrial progress
The historical origins for Fives Group dates back to 1812 and coincides with some major industrial and economic world events. Having become the Compagnie de Fives-Lille when Cail and Fives-Lille (two companies dating from the 19th century) merged in 1958, the company later changed its name to Fives-Lille-Cail and Fives-Cail-Babcock following mergers and acquisitions, finally becoming Fives in 2007.
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