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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.