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Made in France: The desire for French know-how

New month, new theme and for this month of April, we are celebrating the French know-how SLYCMA. Since our creation in 1972, we have never stopped cultivating the “made in France” and we start this new theme with a little bit of history



The Made in France SLYCMA mission


To meet the building boom of the 1970s, SLYCMA (Acronym for Société LYonnaise de Construction de Matériel d’Ascenseur) was created with the aim of satisfying the needs of social housing. SLYCMA was born from the desire to branch out into the manufacture of lift doors by the Ruget company. This family-owned company from Lyon was created after the war and specialised in boiler making, locksmithing and ironwork. Its main mission was to design, manufacture and market swing lift doors, which were very fashionable at the time.

Over the years, the doors offered and the desire to bring all the French know-how to your products has only evolved. We design, manufacture and sell all your lift doors in our factory, located in the suburbs of Lyon since its creation and use local suppliers when necessary.

In 2016, SLYCMA joined the SODIMAS group, another French family business.


The Made in France cultural concept


This culture of “Made in France” that SLYCMA maintains was transferred to us by the Ruget group to which we belonged until 2016. Indeed, the Ruget company was born in Lyon, in the Gerland district, before moving to Chaponost a few years later.


Making the local economy work


For us, making the local economy work is a win-win situation. Buying our components locally allows us to :

  • From a financial point of view, to optimise transport costs
  • From an ecological point of view, to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Maintain a close relationship with our suppliers.

However, in order to meet global challenges, SLYCMA also uses international suppliers when the technology no longer exists within our borders, always keeping in mind to integrate added value in France.


Being involved in the French market


Being involved in the French market is an obvious choice for SLYCMA. This is why we were one of the first members of the Fédération des Ascenseurs created in 1987. It is natural for us to participate and to be involved in the various regulations of the sector. But also to contribute to the improvement of working conditions and the well-being of the staff.


The desire to control quality


As soon as SLYCMA was founded, we integrated a design office. We knew that this would be essential for us to have control over our product designs. Almost 50 years later, the design office has grown to include no less than 6 experts. They work hard to provide solutions to your present and future needs.


Discover the experts of the design office


In order to control the qualityof SLYCMA products, we obviously needed a design office, but so did our production workshop. The latter is also growing, year after year, in order to guarantee you an ever more made in France quality for your SLYCMA products.