Company history from 1993…


CMF Groupe introduce new web sites design and a new logo :

CMF Groupe, Industrial DNA

CMF Groupe exhibits for the first time at International Paris Air Show


CMF Groupe is a twenty years old company, with 90 employees (in France), China and Romania subsidiaries.



Mid-November CMF Groupe took part in the FABTECH Show in Las Vegas, the largest event in North America for metal forming, production lines and welding. FABTECH, this is 1 100 exhibitors and almost 26 000 visitors over 3 days.



CMF Groupe opens a new office in Shanghai

CMF Groupe carries on with its international development and opens a sales office in Shanghai. Our goal is to strengthen CMF commercial position in China, a very promising market for the supply of machines in the years to come.

Development of Laser welding

Development of a new line of poles welding machines using the laser welding technology. A welding speed of 8m/mn could be tested.



Launching of “Les Jardins de Favinco”

CMF Groupe develops product lines for FAVINCO, products which are defined like vertical gardens and take the shape of a NORIA or PERGOLA.

Principle : the vegetables are cultivated in double-skinned vertically moving jardinières. The gardener works ergonomically and has a working cabin at his disposal.

As a method for growing plants and a huge decorative display, the NORIA multiplies the space for cultivation and becomes a floral monument.



The acquisition of the JAMMES company strengthens our position in the design and manufacture of machines in the sheet metal work. The JAMMES entity disappears but we kept the brand name, which is well known worldwide for its knowledge and quality regarding its special roll bending Machine and welding Equipment.

Sheet metal working Dept.

CMF Groupe opens up its new MIGATIG boiler works in the Ladoux industrial area. This 2000m² modern jobshop, thanks to its 12 experienced employees and a lifting capacity of 15t under 8m height enables us to fulfil our customers’ requests and the market demand for larger and higher quality parts.

First machines dedicated to the oil & gas industry

CMF Groupe delivers its first machines in the sector of the oil & gas : four special machining equipments supplied to Serimax. They will contributed to the installation of pipelines worldwide.



Complete lighting poles production line

CMF Groupe had the pleasure to supply a complete line for the production of lighting poles to the company SEWEDY in Saudi Arabia. The design and fabrication include the decoiling, straightening, length cutting, forming and welding as well as all the transfers, automation and control. CMF team is expected to be on the customer’s site early 2008 for the installation.

Automatic welding machine

CMF Groupe delivers an automatic welding machine to Alfa Laval in Chalon sur Saône. This machine integrates a new process using 4 TIG torches, with an oscillation and video camera for an easier control by the operator.



Assembly lines for the automotive industry

CMF Groupe delivers with full success the first assembly equipments to Plastic Omnium for the Automotive Industry.

Automatic seam welder for lighting poles sold to Saudi Arabia

Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co. Ltd just completed the reception of their automatic poles welding machine. Fitted with a sub-arc welding process (twin) and a 1250 Amps generator, this automatic welder has the capacity to weld a max. Diameter of 850 mm and suitable for round conical and tapered pipes, with a single or double shell. This project also includes the design and fabrication of the loading system located upstream. During September / October CMF will be onsite in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the installation and commissioning.

Activity growth at the Chinese subsidiary

CMF Groupe gets a new purchase order from POTAIN for its production facility in China : an automatic welder in order to press the U-shaped irons and generate square profiles.

The project consists of the design and the fabrication of upstream and downstream storage racks, a pointing bench and a welding bench, as well as the integration of two sub-arc welding processes. After construction and completion of the tests CMF will run the installation and commissioning of the equipment on the Zhangjiagang site (Jiangsu province) located North of Shanghai.



Visit of the Foreign Secretary

CMF Groupe welcomes Mrs Christine Lagarde, Foreign Secretary. This visit is in keeping with the project of competitiveness center launched by the VIA-MECA Association in the Auvergne region. This is the opportunity for CMF to present its expertise in the design and construction of special machines for the following industrial companies : Michelin, EADS, DCN, SNCF, GIAT, Trelleborg, Valéo.

Mécanome factory extension

CMF Groupe invests in its new Mécanome production unit with a 1700 m² floor space and a 4-axis machining center. This new workshop will enable us to offer our customers a reactive, flexible and quality machining service. CMF enlarges its assembly workshop for special machines ; we now have 2500 m² of space to assemble our new machines and test prototypes. CMF and Mécanome are major role players involved in the sector of mechanical subcontracting not only in France but also in the Auvergne region.

CMF Groupe opens its new subsidiary in China

CMF Groupe creates a subsidiary in China : CMF Yantai Hi-Technologies Co Ltd. This new investment is the result of a strategy to accompany the main purchasing decision makers on developing markets. CMF Yantai Hi-Technologies Co Ltd. will focus its activity on the design and construction of special machines dedicated to the Chinese market.



CMF Groupe over 60 employees

With a growing business CMF Groupe employs over 60 professional staffs.



Creation of sheet metal working department MIGATIG

A fabrication and boiler workshop. This new entity is located on site in the industrial area of Ladoux near Clermont-Ferrand.

For more information visit the sheet metal working page.



Precision machining department Mécanome creation

A machining workshop enables a more efficient project management, a better reactivity and optimized quality control.

More information on Precision Machining page.



Creation of CMF.

Maurice FAVEYRIAL created the CMF company which specializes in the design and manufacturing of special machines.