« Des usines et des hommes » (“Factories and Men”): a photo exhibition honors Fives

An industry pioneer, France hosts some technological gems that continue to cultivate the spirit of excellence. Under the initiative of METI (Mouvement des Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire - Intermediate Size Enterprises Movement), photographer Thierry Bouet decided to spotlight 35 champions of the French industry of the 21th century through an exhibition, « Des usines et des hommes » (“Factories and Men”).


These series of images promote everyday’s modernity, innovation capacity and human talent, and embody the French industry of today and tomorrow.

Among these technological gems, ambassadors of “Made in France”: Fives. The Group has chosen to spotlight its subsidiary Fives Cryo, located in Golbey (Vosges, France). This company is specializing in the design and supply of heat exchangers and cold boxes for the energy industry. It employs 300 people, supported by cutting edge design and production tools. Fives Cryo is a recognized market leader, exporting its products all over the world, from South Korea to the United States, including India. 

“Des usines et des hommes” is a journey to the heart of the French industrial excellence and highlights 34 other industrial champions, such as: CEVA SANTE ANIMALE, EXACOMPTA CLAIREFONTAINE, GAUTIER FRANCE, GYS, MERSEN, PAPREC, POCLAIN HYDRAULICS, RADIALL, REDEX, SISLEY, VIRBAC,…

Several events will be organized to highlight this photo exhibition: from September 14 to October 4, 2015, the pictures will be displayed outdoors in Paris, along the banks of the Seine (Port du Gros Caillou). In October and November, the photographs will be presented on 1,500 bus shelters across France. A book will be published in December and will mark an end to this initiative.