1932 - 2019
Fichet, the innovation at the service of customers.
We are in 1926 when the 2 brothers Marc and Fernand FICHET create a tyre trading company. Requests for specific parts will not be long in coming and Marc Fichet then buys a rubber processing press to produce rubber buffers for semi-trailers. An innovation !
His son, Jacques Fichet, will then propel the company in another dimension thanks to the conception of a three part mudguard for rear axles of tractor units (1967). The upper rubber part of this mudguard, the BUTIMETAL ® is made of a rubber inside strengthened by flexible vulcanized steel blades. This system is patented. This three part mudguard becomes the reference for all the European truck-builders.
Under the leadership of Jérôme Fichet, the third generation, this flagship product will be improved thanks to the use of plastic injection. The polyurethan will be first used (1983) and then completed by recyclable thermoplastic (1999). A new range of accessories for commercial vehicles will be launched such as plastic toolboxes and fire-extinguisher boxes RIMBOX ®, as well as mudflaps and patented spray-suppression systems (NETROUTE®, NETWAY ®, NETFLAP®).
FICHET innovates in products, but also in the raw materials (used for production) and in production tools. Eco conception and production of parts with 100% recycled plastic on low energy consumption machines are of great importance to limit our environmental impact.
FICHET remains a leader in Europe in the truck accessories industry, always at the service of its customers and on the forefront of innovation.
From now on, in order to meet the demands of most customers, we propose our range of products to private persons, in the field of activities such as trailers for leisure, nautism and agricultural.
One of the most significant company in the truck accessories industry in Europe
An independent and full of innovation family group managed by Jérôme Fichet
200 committed and full of motivation workers
Own R&D department : CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS, CADMOULD
Production plants certified ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001
4 plants in Annonay (50 km South of Lyon)
Specifically dedicated to commercial vehicles industry and distribution.
4000 m2 storage warehouse.
Sales department dedicated to truck builders
Production plant for polyurethan RIM and injected thermoplastic parts
MANUFACTURE DE CAOUTCHOUC FICHET SA
Production plant for spray suppression systems NETWAY®.
Production plant for steel and stainless steel PARAFLEX® mudguards and assembly workshop.