Groupe CIF Presentation


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Two centuries of technological progress towards Industry 4.0


In 1831, a royal ordinance granted Auguste Capitain the right to establish an iron-ore crushing operation, consisting of a mill driven by a hydraulic wheel, along the banks of the Marne River in Bussy, near Joinville, in the heart of the Haute-Marne region of France.  In 1835, after the construction of a blast furnace, daily production of cast iron reached 1,500 kg.

In 1901, the foundry equipped itself with a four-tonne open-hearth furnace enabling the manufacture of cast steel components.




Throughout the last century, major investments were made to reinforce and increase the machining capacity of the mechanical workshop, through to the 1980s, when the installation of a gear cutting machine with 12-meter diameter capacity signaled the arrival of Ferry-Capitain on the large open gearing market.

Groupe CIF 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.


An international presence


The Groupe CIF leans on a vast network of more than 120 representatives and technical supports situated worldwide in order to meet the needs and expectations of customers.


Branches Worldwide


Ferry Capitain Industries // CMD Gears USA // FCMD Chile

Europe: Manufacturing locations

India: FCMD India

Middle East: FCMD Middle East