1970 - 1990
Number One in Europe
FACOM was listed on the Paris stock market in 1971. Market internationalisation became a part of the company strategy in 1970, with the formation of the Belgian and German subsidiaries of FACOM. These were followed by subsidiaries in Italy (1971), England and the Netherlands (1977), Switzerland (1981), the US (1982) and Spain (1988).
In 1974, on the death of André Mosès, son of FACOM founder Louis Mosès, the catalogue, with a print-run of 320,000 copies, offered more than 4,000 items.
In 1983, FACOM was ranked as Europe's leading hand tools manufacturer (9% market share), holding third place globally. One tool in three was sold outside France.
Over the years, the FACOM Group has assimilated several businesses such as Piolé (sheet metal), Bost (pliers), Garnache (screwdrivers), Virax (tools for pipe work), Dela (measurement), Mingori (bending machine), Britool (automotive and industrial tools), USAG (Italian leader in hand tools) and SK Hand Tool Corp. (US specialist in clamping tools).
The Facom group in 1993