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What do aluminium and cement, steel and energy all have in common? They are all sectors where raw materials need to be turned into a product.

With its Process Technologies business lines, Fives supplies the equipment at the heart of transformation processes, designing complete production lines. The constant priority: supporting customers in reducing their environmental footprint by optimizing natural resource consumption and lowering sources of pollution at their installations.

High performance and sustainable technologies
for process industries
At a glance

EMPLOYEES

  3,600  

MARkets

PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES
BUSINESS LINES

Aluminium

Fives specializes in designing and supplying process equipment and complete installations for primary aluminium production. The Group has adapted to changes in the market by developing a complementary offer of associated equipment and services to rise to the challenge of achieving increased smelter capacity equipped with high amperage pots. The Fives' flexible solutions respond to clients’ growing needs and demands for performance, high-quality products, and reduced environmental impact and cost.

Product ranges: ECL, Solios, North American

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Cement & Minerals

Fives specializes in the design, supply and installation of core process equipment, systems and complete cement plants. The Group’s expertise covers crushing, grinding, pyro-process, gas treatment and process control technologies, as well as complete & turnkey project management and customer services to maximize the performance of installations, throughout the life cycle.

From project definition up to plant commissioning, Fives provides tailor-made solutions, to meet clients’ targets and deliver projects in the best conditions. Fives technologies bring the highest level of efficiency in terms of energy consumption, reduced CO2 and gas emissions, to achieve the optimum end-product quality at the best total cost of ownership and meet plant overall performance. 

Product ranges: FCB, Pillard, Solios

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Energy | Combustion

From design, manufacture, and installation through to commissioning and customer technical support throughout equipment life cycle, Fives offers its clients high-performance combustion solutions in terms of productivity, energy-efficiency and emissions.

Fives' teams offer their expertise to supply tailor-made solutions for key markets and applications in sectors including cement & minerals (equipment for rotary kilns and drying applications), energy (equipment for boilers), metals (equipment for steel, aluminium, copper, forging, and heat treatment), oil and gas: petrochemical heaters, process equipment for refineries and oil and gas plants (flares, process burners).

Product ranges: ITAS, North American and Pillard

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Energy | Cryogenics

The Cryogenics | Energy business line specializes in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of brazed heat exchangers, cold boxes, cores-in-drums and cryogenic pumps. These main products are developed for the gas production and processing industry.

Fives offers innovative solutions and equipment dedicated to applications such as air separation, distribution and processing of natural gas, liquefied natural gas, olefins and petrochemicals, helium and also filling systems.

As a technological leader in the cryogenics market, Fives, has developed a reputation for reliability among its clients, enhanced by its support and after-sales services, as well as its preventive maintenance and repairs offer.

Product ranges: Cryomec

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Energy | Sugar

With over 200 years of expertise in the sector, Fives is a key provider of sugar and bioenergy process lines and equipment, which are at the heart of its customers’ performance.

The Group is widely recognized as an expert in processes and solutions aimed at maximizing the co-generation of electricity, sugar recovery, and the industrial efficiency of customers’ plants with minimal environmental impact.

Fully automated, flexible and with optimized energy consumption, Fives equipment is designed to meet the challenges of sustainable development and respond to the needs of the plants of the future.

Product ranges: Cail, Fletcher

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Glass

With more than 100 years of experience and over 1,890 references worldwide for a variety of applications in the glass sector, Fives is recognized for its expertise in melting and thermal conditioning technology for all types of glass, including: low energy melting, oxy-fuel, electric, and hybrid furnaces, electric boosting systems, glass conditioning systems (working ends and forehearths) and associated services. 

The Group also provides hot-ends, annealing lehrs and standalone equipment, as well as pre-engineering contracts and revamp projects.

The technologies strive to achieve low energy consumption, emissions reduction, superior glass quality, and investment cost optimization.

Indeed, Fives is ideally positioned to support its glass clients in transitioning towards a “green glass” model by transforming their existing lines with renovation of hybrid, electric and combustion furnaces, thanks to its patented technologies.

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Induction

For over 50 years, Fives has been offering a wide range of power sources for induction heating, full-service automated machinery for induction treatment of metal parts and specially designed inductors for several processes, including: bonding, brazing, heat sealing, shrink fitting, welding, forming, thixocasting, melting, strip heating, mass heating, quenching, tempering, annealing and others.

In addition, Fives also designs cooling equipment that is dedicated to induction heating.

Fives’ technologies deliver the superior product quality, enhanced flexibility and reduced OPEX,  while minimizing environmental impact.

Product ranges: CELES CELINE, CELES EcoTransFlux™…

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Steel

Since 1867, Fives has been a key player in the steel industry; today Fives designs cutting-edge technologies to respond to the market’s new needs and applications. The Group offers expertise in processes, advanced technologies and digital solutions, including a fully automated control of strip processing lines, integrating predictive models and artificial intelligence algorithms so that steelmakers can deliver the highest levels of productivity with minimal environmental impact.

Process expertise, ground-breaking technologies and digital tools, supporting steel manufacturers ability to achieve the ultimate in performance excellence, including: 

  • Ultra-low NOx reheating furnaces
  • Advanced cold rolling mills for stainless,  silicon and carbon giga steels
  • Complete strip processing lines for carbon (including AHSS and UHSS), stainless and silicon steel
  • Unique transverse flux and longitudinal induction heating technologies
  • Digital tools: automatic strip processing line control, real-time quality management technology, and more
  • A full range of services, including: customer strategic development support, process optimization, upgrades, modernization, training and maintenance assistance.

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Tube and Pipe

With more than 120 years of experience at Fives, the Tube and Pipe business line includes engineering, manufacturing and the supply of custom engineered machines for processing seamless and welded tube and pipe products:

  • An extensive range of high-performance welded tube mill lines and related polishing equipment
  • Heavy-duty plain and upset pipe straighteners
  • Hydrostatic pipe testing machines, end facing equipment, drifters, leak testers, etc.
  • Modular packaging solutions: traditional fork-type and fully robotized equipment
  • Automation and control systems
  • Revamping, upgrades, equipment evaluation and productivity reviews
  • Modular conditioning systems: traditional or automated, automation and control systems 
  • A complementary range of services: assessment, repairs, renovation, and productivity studies.

Over 2,300 Fives references equipement are used throughout the world.

Product ranges: Abbey, Bronx, OTO, Taylor-Wilson

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