The FÉTIS Group acquires generator maintenance company Sirma

FÉTIS Group acquires generator maintenance company Sirma
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The FÉTIS Group acquires generator maintenance company Sirma

FÉTIS Group acquires generator maintenance company Sirma

Published on Jan. 16, 2024

On January 01, 2024 Sirma, an expert in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of your alternators and gensets, was acquired by the FÉTIS Group. This will enable Sirma to accelerate its development and to grow the technical team. It will continue to provide its services to existing customers as well as seeking to expand those to new markets.

Damien Fétis, president of the FÉTIS Group, said. “We have admired for many years the service that Sirma provide to power generation equipment owners and operators. The team have a strong technical capability that assures reliability, operational availability and energy efficiency of critical equipment.  Sirma’s products and services are highly complementary to the existing activities of the Group and we see a number of areas for collaboration and mutually beneficial growth between Sirma and other parts of our group

 “This acquisition is aligned to our goal to become a leader and catalyst for the decarbonisation in our industries. Technical skills in electrical generation will be key to a successful energy transition”

Sirma is a family-business created in 1990 in Nantes. The team of 5 employees makes Sirma an expert in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of alternators and gensets. Sirma received the Dealer excellence award 2023 by STAMFORD/AvK.

FÉTIS Group celebrating 45 Years of SECODI

FÉTIS Group celebrating 45 Years of SECODI: A Journey of Innovation and Growth

FÉTIS Group celebrating 45 Years of SECODI : A Journey of Innovation and Growth

FÉTIS Group celebrating 45 Years of SECODI: A Journey of Innovation and Growth

Published on Nov. 10, 2023

SECODI, the founding company of the FÉTIS Group, recently marked its 45th anniversary. The milestone was commemorated with a “GET TOGETHER” event in September, bringing together the group’s employees from the French subsidiaries to celebrate this journey.

Founded by Jacques and Marie-Paule Fétis, SECODI embarked on its transformative journey four and a half decades ago. The early years were not without challenges, with the founders navigating both the intricacies of building a business and the complexities of family life. As the company grew, their children became integral to the daily operations, a true family commitment to the business.

One pivotal moment in the company’s history was when Damien Fétis, son of the founders and now president of the group, received his first engine to disassemble and rebuild. This hands-on experience not only provided a playful insight into the company’s challenges but also laid the foundation for a deeper understanding of SECODI’s mission.

From humble beginnings representing only 4% of France, SECODI steadily expanded its footprint, reaching every corner of the country and growing its team to 650 individuals. Over the years, the company has undergone significant evolution and diversification. While initially focused on being distributors of parts and engines, the last two decades have seen a strategic shift towards becoming system integrators. SECODI now brings more specialized expertise to the table, positioning itself as a key player in the realm of mobility innovation.

In a momentous celebration on September 14th, the FÉTIS Group orchestrated its inaugural intercompany gathering, uniting 300 team members for a day of camaraderie and festivity at Chateau des Marais, near Nantes. Damien Fétis, the President of FÉTIS Group, underscored the significance of this unique gathering.

“It is the first time that we gathered together in this way as a group[…]. Even though the organization has grown from 4 people to 600, we are still strongly attached to our original identity as a family business. This was simply an opportunity to celebrate our identity, our pride in being together and in what we achieve every day.”

The event was not just about reflection and celebration; it was also a platform to share exciting advancements with the wider team. FÉTIS Group took the opportunity to showcase two of its decarbonation technology projects:

  1. EvolE – The Autonomous Off-Road Robotics Platform developped by Dintec, an example of our capabilities in autonomous off-road robotics.
  2. IndHYgo – The hydrogen Powered Genset developped by GeniWat, an example of our dedication to decarbonation and fostering environmentally friendly power generation.

As an active participant in the field of innovation in mobility, SECODI’s 45-year journey is a testament to its adaptability, expertise, and commitment to pushing the boundaries.

A Decade of PowerTK in Turkey: FÉTIS Group’s Thriving Journey

A Decade of PowerTK in Turkey: FÉTIS Group's Thriving Journey

A Decade of PowerTK in Turkey: FÉTIS Group's Thriving Journey

A Decade of PowerTK in Turkey: FÉTIS Group's Thriving Journey

Published on Oct. 18, 2023

In a celebration of a decade-long presence in Turkey, PowerTK, a subsidiary of the FÉTIS Group, stands at the heart of Turkey’s agricultural and manufacturing landscape. The journey, rich in accomplishments, reflects not just business expansion but a deep-rooted commitment to fostering innovation and nurturing lasting relationships.

Agricultural Powerhouse: Perkins Engines in Turkish Agriculture

For a decade, Perkins engines have been the backbone of Turkish agriculture, vital to major tractor manufacturers. Ensuring their prolonged efficiency is crucial. Here’s where PowerTK steps in. Power TK also helps keep those tractors productive and efficient through maintenance services and the supply of genuine spare parts.

Generators Powering Beyond Borders

Turkey’s is home to many international generator manufacturers, with a significant footprint in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. PowerTK has been at the forefront, forming strong technical and commercial partnerships to further elevate its position in the competitive generator market.

FÉTIS Group‘s Vision: A Strategic Investment and International Expansion

Turkey, which is rapidly evolving into a competitive innovation and manufacturing economy, caught the eye of the FÉTIS Group a decade ago. Recognizing the potential and aligning with the shared values of a long-term, relationship-driven approach to business, the Fétis Group saw PowerTK as an opportunity for investment and international expansion.

Cultural Harmony: Long-Term Relationships and Trust

The Turkish culture, deeply rooted in values of long-term relationships and trust, aligns seamlessly with the ethos of the FÉTIS Group. This cultural synergy has not only fueled successful business operations but has also strengthened the bonds between PowerTK and its partners in Turkey.

Supplying Genuine Parts: Our Strength in Motion

A key strength lies in the provision of genuine parts, with Perkins engines enjoying widespread usage. This commitment to authenticity has been a driving force, ensuring the reliability and longevity of the engines across various applications and compliments our long-term relationship with Perkins through FÉTIS Group’s French division SECODI.

As we celebrate this successful decade, we express gratitude for the shared values that bind us, the enduring relationships built, and the trust placed in PowerTK by the Turkish community. Here’s to a decade of growth, collaboration, and shared success, with a promising future ahead for PowerTK and the FÉTIS Group.

SYMBIO and FÉTIS Group Join Forces for Hydrogen Mobility

FÉTIS Group x SYMBIO

SYMBIO and FÉTIS Group Join Forces for Hydrogen Mobility

FÉTIS Group x SYMBIO

Published on Feb. 

SYMBIO and FÉTIS Group are proud to announce a partnership aimed at propelling the market for low carbon off-road mobility with fuel cell technology. This collaboration, formalized on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Hyvolution exhibition, reflects a shared commitment to making hydrogen the driving force behind the decarbonation of machines for agriculture and construction and other off-road applications.

Putting Hydrogen at the Core of Off-Road Decarbonation

The FÉTIS Group brings knowledge of machine architecture and duty cycles, as well as deep experience in machine system integration. This is a great match for the hydrogen fuel cell technology that is designed and manufactured by Symbio. This partnership is a natural evolution arising from the success of previous collaborations on the FÉTIS Group’s initial hydrogen projects.

Philippe Rosier, CEO of Symbio, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Symbio’s fuel cell technology adapts seamlessly to all forms of mobility without compromising performance. This agreement allows us to efficiently deploy our hydrogen solutions beyond on-road mobility, where we have already established promising references. We are thrilled about this collaboration with a committed partner like the FÉTIS Group, showcasing the richness of our French ecosystem.”

Yannick BILLY, CEO of the Power System Division at FÉTIS Group, emphasized the pivotal nature of the partnership, stating, “This marks a turning point in the life of the FÉTIS Group. By supporting manufacturers in the design of new machines and users in the transformation of existing machines to achieve Carbon Neutrality, we can accelerate the Energy Transition of machines. This, in turn, addresses the climate and environmental challenges of tomorrow.”

The signing of this protocol is not just a formal agreement but a commitment to a shared vision – a vision where hydrogen becomes a catalyst for change, powering a new era of clean and efficient off-road mobility.