Machine Tools Dept.
As an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years, Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world's largest industrial players in various sectors such as steel, aerospace and special machining, aluminium, the automotive and manufacturing industries, cement, energy, logistics and glass.
The historical origins of Fives date back to 1812 and coincide with major industrial and economic world events. Fives is responsible for some of the most impressive achievements of the industrial age, from the first steam locomotives to the Alexandre III Bridge in Paris, the metal framework of the Orsay train station in Paris and the elevators for the Eiffel Tower.
Successively known as Compagnie de Fives-Lille, Fives-Lille-Cail, Fives-Cail-Babcock then finally Fives since 2007, the company is named after a suburb in the city of Lille (Hauts-de-France Region, in the North of France).
As part of its R&D initiatives, Fives aims to offer solutions which continually anticipate the needs of industrial companies in terms of profitability, performance, quality, safety and environmental protection. A major figure in the development of the industry of the future, Fives strives every day to highlight that industry can do it – our motto.
In 2020, Fives achieved a turnover of €1.61 billion and employed more than 8,000 people in about thirty countries.