Fives Cail, driving industrial progress since 1812
December 2007 : Fives Cail adopts the visual identity of the Fives Group
2001 : Acquisition by Fives Cail of its English competitor Fletcher Smith and the creation of the Fives Cail Group, which includes all the subsidiaries dedicated to sugar engineering in India, Mexico and Brazil.
2000 : Fives Cail is created from the split of FCB into three companies, based on its three major activities : sugar, cement and aluminium.
1997 : Creation of FCB-KCP, joint-venture between FCB and KCP, its licensee in India for sugar equipment for 25 years
1973 : The merger between Fives Lille-Cail with boilermaker Babcock-Atlantique gave birth to Fives Cail Babcock (FCB). FCB consolidated and developed its most promising activities through a series of mergers and acquisitions in the fields of minerals, food processing, compressors, port handling equipment, aluminium and steel.
1958 : The two companies merged to form Fives Lille-Cail.
1861 : Founding of Parent-Schaken-Caillet et Cie, specialised in the construction of steam locomotives, which built a plant in the Fives neighborhood int the city if Lille, and was renamed Compagnie de Fives-Lille in 1865. The history of Société des Anciens Etablissements Cail and Parent-Schaken-Caillet et Cie was puntuated by oustanding achievements: the first steam locomotives and railway installations, the Alexander III bridge, metal frames for the Gare d'Orsay and lifts in the Eiffel tower for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris. Their reputation spread throughout the world as they built locomotives for Russia, Brazil and China, bridges in Egypt, Russia, Romania and Portugal and sugar plants in Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and Russia.
1812 : Creation of Société des Anciens Etablissements Cail, specialised in the manufacturing of equipment for the sugar industry.