This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Industrial Engineering Startups
Uptime.ac is maintains and modernizes elevators of all makes. The company agrees to repay 1/4 of the contract if the elevator suffers more than 2 breakdowns during the year.
It relies on the knowledge of its technicians, a connected box and applications to create a unique maintenance method. Uptime customers have access to a digital space where information about their facilities is centralized in real time..
Eco-Tech Ceram is an innovative company specialized in thermal storage, energetic efficiency, industrial wastes valuation recovery and advanced materials characterization. ETC has been created in 2014 by Antoine Meffre, based on his experience as a PhD.
doctor on industrial waste materials valorisation for heat storage applications. He is at the origins of the EcoStock concept.
The technology is based on 10 years of research conducted at the PROMES laboratory, a research unit associated to CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and to the University of Perpignan. From 2008, the laboratory was studying the valuation of industrial wastes, and, thanks to 3 postgraduates from PROMES (specialized in heat storage, processes and materials) now part of its team, ETC discovered the possibility to create ceramics with great thermal properties.
ETC adapted this material on large scales in the aim to create new recovery heat method, EcoStock. Turnkey storage units, the EcoStock is an eco-efficient thermal storage solutions for high temperature thermal applications..
V-Motech invents a new approach of outsourcing «at home», for trades in the automotive industry withing the vehicle and powertains branches. They offer a large spectrum of skills and expertise.
The mutualisation and the modularity of their knowledge allows us to provide all the technical expertise you need in the accomplishment of your innovative projects with a high-added value.. .
NeoCarbons™ provides industrial solutions for the effective remediation of effluent CO2 and/or for the economic production of high value added chemicals via the generation of micro-algae biomass. Targeted industries that will benefit from NeoCarbons™ technology include pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, energy and transportation.
NeoCarbons™ designs, builds, and sells patent pending innovative photo bioreactors. NeoCarbons™ is partnering with engineering organizations for the industrial plant design and construction..
Founded in 1812, Fives is an industrial engineering Group, which designs and supplies complex machines, process equipment, production lines, complete plants and after-sales services for manufacturers worldwide. From aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, to aerospace, logistics, cement and energy industries, Fives helps its clients maximize their performance.
Providing customers with capital goods including technological breakthroughs as well as quality, safety, environmental performance, automation and process intelligence, is at the core of the Group’s mission.. .
Coating Plasma Innovation
Coating Plasma Innovation is a pioneering company in cold plasma surface treatment. Located in the south of France, CPI offers its expertise in cold plasma surface treatment at atmospheric pressure or under vacuum to professionals of packaging, printing, polymer transformations and textiles.
CPI is one of the only companies in the world capable of offering complete roll-to-roll turnkey atmospheric plasma solutions, as stand-alone equipment or integrated into the customer’s production line.. .
Chaumeca is design and manufacture compressed air and gas processing equipment for all types of industries. Our skills are gathered around the client project to provide a global and personalized solution.
Our application engineers and design offices work closely together to design the solution that best suits your needs. Our customer service takes over for the maintenance of your equipment.
Non-Heat Adsorption Dryers, External Regeneration Adsorption Dryers, Refrigerant Dryers, Separators, Filters, Refrigerants, Water Washers, Membrane Scrubbers.. .
CentrExpert provides global safety solutions for training, material audit transformation of standard industrial equipment to make it usable in areas with certification and after-sales service. The company is committed to converting machines and equipment, enabling it to be used in explosive atmospheres, more commonly known as ATEX zones.
CentrExpert was founded on 2011 and is headquartered in Chasse-sur-rhône, France.. .
Created in 1989, Navocap is recognized for its know-how and its capacity for innovation. Over the years, its team of 40 people has become experts in providing mobility support solutions requiring the mastery of the design, manufacture, and installation of onboard equipment, radio networks, and operating centers.
Its 2015 turnover is 4.4 million euros. Since July 8, 2016, Navocap has joined Ixxi, a subsidiary of RATP specializing in ticketing and passenger information systems.
The solutions proposed by Navocap: – For public transport networks and operators: Precursor in the definition of innovative solutions, Navocap has developed 2 offers that meet the requirements of the sector: • SiCae, a tailor-made SAEIV solution that combines safety, passenger information and operating assistance; • EasyGo, a scalable SIV technology that delivers reliable, available and distributable Traveler Information. Second player in the market for SAEIV (Operating Assistance Systems and Traveler Information) and SIV (Traveler Information Systems) in France, the company now equips 115 transport networks and more than 6,000 vehicles.
– For the blind and visually impaired: ANGEO, a technical tool for guidance assistance developed with the support of the CNRS, CNES, the European Community and the DGCIS, – For paratroopers: OPANAS ( Operational PArachute NAvigation System).. .
AIO is dedicated to sustainability in all shapes and sizes. We create the factory of the future, where the prime focus is on people and nature.
The ultimate dream is to reach an environment where operators can work comfortably and safely, where their gestures are assisted, and their arduousness is reduced. In the long run, operational efficiency is improved because the factory favours the development of each workers’ expertise.
AIO also takes energy expenses very seriously by avoiding costly and wasteful production lines. Contributing to a sustainable society in the industrial field means developing lean and flexible lines, more efficient and more capable of contributing to a sustainable society.
We achieve this through Karakuri Kaizen, passive robots that are ready to be integrated into green and frugal layouts. Improving ergonomics and operation times becomes possible with mechanical tricks.
AIO designs frugal, turnkey devices for companies that opt to make more efficient, more human, more “health and safety” and more eco-friendly factories. Occupational exhaustion is a challenge that accentuates aging and pain through work and its consequences, including job fatigue and work-related illnesses.
Decent work puts people first, made possible through the creation of Numii, a real-time dataset for human working conditions. The Numii scale is a CES award-winning invention that creates digital factory twins, giving you valuable insight into what’s going on with production lines.
Segula Technologies, Research and Innovation form the core of Their engineering projects. They are involved with fascinating technological projects, anticipating the developments that will shape the world of tomorrow.
Their know-how in projects such as connectivity, renewable energies, energy consumption and many others open up exciting prospects for creating the future together.. .
Colas offers construction and maintenance of transport infrastructures. The company’s mission is to design, promote and build infrastructure solutions for sustainable mobility.
Its three main business segments are Roads, Materials, and Railways. Backed by a workforce of 57,000 people, Colas undertakes about 72,000 projects every year via a network of 800 construction units and 3,000 material production and recycling sites in some fifty countries worldwide on five continents.
In 2019, Colas’ consolidated revenue totaled 13.7 billion euros, with international markets accounting for 52% of this figure. The Group’s share of net profit was 261 million euros..
PINTO is a civil engineering company based out of Fougères, Brittany, France. This company specializes quickly in delicate work, in industrial work, in addition to its general activity in building work.
In the last twenty years, the company has increased its specialization in industrial works, civil engineering works, water treatment and engineering works in general. In June 1969, she obtained the national qualification (132) specialized in reinforced concrete..
Bouquet Dorchies based in Lys-lez-Lannoy, innovates in the field of industrial maintenance, transfer and assembly. Specializing in industrial moving, it offers its customers a turnkey industrial transfer.
The company, which is now targeting new markets, is investing in a new industrial tool.. .
Converteam is a worldwide specialist in Power Conversion engineering with the clear mission to improve and secure customers’ process performance while lowering environmental impact. The Group provides customized solutions built around three core components: motors and generators, drives, automation and process controls.
Their customers operate in five main markets: Marine (Merchant & Naval), Industry, Oil & Gas and Offshore, Renewables (Wind, Wave, Tidal & Solar) and traditional Power Generation. Their extensive offering â€”from design-only to turnkey systems, installation and commissioningâ€” is backed by a full range of Services..
Lisi Group engages in the production and sale of fasteners and assembly components in France and internationally. It operates in three divisions: LISI Aerospace, LISI Automotive, and LISI Medical.
The LISI Aerospace division provides airframe structural fasteners; engine fasteners, inserts, studs, and shaft nuts; clip nuts, quarter turns, spacers, etc.. .
For more than 50 years, MAF RODA AGROBOTIC has specialized in the development and manufacture of turnkey lines of calibration, electronic sorting and packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables. Its international presence allows it to enjoy a unique expertise in all fruit and vegetable markets, both in terms of the variety of products and their specificities, a knowledge guaranteeing the reliability and efficiency of its products.
solutions. Working with MAF RODA AGROBOTIC is also the guarantee to benefit from an after-sales service in all territories, thanks in particular to the 15 subsidiaries of the group worldwide and a network of 45 agents located in the localization areas.
major productions of fruits and vegetables.. .
The Dokit SaaS platform enables you to create, share and improve step-by-step instructions, user guides and product manuals that fit any screen and device. It only takes a few clicks to create your guides and instructions with our intuitive editing features and predefined templates.
Dokit makes it easy to organise and control content: categorisation, tagging, metadata, and workflow validation. Once your guide is complete, it’s available on all devices: PCs, smartphones, tablet, and any device that supports PDFs.
With Dokit’s collaborative features, collect feedback from your users, answer their questions and continuously improve your content.. .
the QUINOA group has structured a global offer of ventilation systems. Today, it is the leader in residential ventilation thanks to its brands: AUTOGYRE, HBH and DMO.
The recent acquisition of HYDRONIC was a major step for its “Professional” residential, collective and tertiary buildings (Offices, hospitals, etc.). With brands such as Hydronic, Panol, Sotis, the QUINOA group, is today positioned as a partner and supplier of integrated solutions for the professional market of aerodynamics and indoor air quality..
Tetra Engineering Group
Tetra Engineering operates out of 3 regional centers: USA (HQ), Europe (France) and Middle East (Dubai). Engineering consulting is provided to owners of modern combined cycle power plants, including those designed for cogeneration service as well as integrated water & power applications (IWPPs) which are prevalent in the Middle East.
Similar services are also provided to owners traditional steam plants including CFBs, radiant plants and smaller package boilers. Core competencies include: steam plant thermal simulation to aid in troubleshooting plant performance issues and component (pressure part) failures, high energy piping condition assessment and O&M program support including field inspections, stress analysis, design engineering to ASME and other regional codes..
Since its creation in 1996, KEP Technologies group has continually been focused towards the development of leading edge industrial technology and high added value niche activities.It offers a range of products, skills and innovative solutions to the markets of the biggest aeronautics and space* groups, to the nuclear and renewables industries, to the chemical industry, the food industry, the medical equipment sector and to the biggest scientific research laboratories.KEP Technologies focuses on the manufacture of electronic and/or mechanical parts and subassemblies, on the development of industrial solutions, on the study and manufacture of measurement, control and test instrumentation.Management by a majority family shareholding has allowed regular and profitable growth of the activity possible: there have been fifteen profitable years out of sixteen and an investment capacity of 2.5 million euros per year.The group’s teams are highly involved in R&D. A research centre located in Caluire, near Lyon, has all the resources needed to develop and test innovative solutions thereby meeting customer expectations.
The products and services are of a high quality, backed by multiple certifications.The diversification of the group’s activities – its main market, aeronautics, only represents 30% of the turnover – and the relative independence of the French and even European markets -the proportion of exports has risen from 46 to 56% in three years and is targeted to rise to 60% in the coming years – contributes decisively to the good health of KEP Technologies and its dynamism in an economically difficult period.. .
SAIREM is the Microwave and Radio Frequency specialist with applications in industry, food processing, global science, chemistry, plasma, and medicine. The equipment, designed and developed by SAIREM, can operate at power levels of a few watts up to several hundreds of kilowatts at all standard ISM frequencies.
The company offers a wide range of solutions, including innovating generators, components for energy transfer, plasma sources, or turnkey solutions, and all the associated technologies to optimise your application: reactor design, protection and radiation control, tuning and automation systems… The main applications of our solutions are in plasma generation, thin layer deposition, chemistry, extraction, drying, cooking, pasteurizing, tempering, defrosting….
DJC S.A.S. manufactures precision turned parts from stainless steel, special steel, aluminium, brass, and standard steel materials.
It offers stainless-steel flanges for the aeronautical industry; and adjusting spindles, connecting elements, couplings, fomed rods, housings, pistons, sensor body products, shafts, stainless-steel rods, valves, and valve inserts for the automotive industry.. .
Positics is the specialist in equipment and the integration of positioning solutions, georeferencing and environmental capture in all its dimensions. Positics brings together, within a single company, all the technologies necessary for georeferencing, positioning, dating and orientation of your laser data or photography inside and outside.
Positics is also a specialist in tracking systems for the development and validation of vehicles (ADAS standards) and lidar perception for autonomous vehicles and robotics.. .
Impulse Partners is a strategy consulting firm that works with senior executives on strategy, innovation and performance. IMPULSE PARTNERS also develops startup accelerators in close connection with industry decision makers, local government and specialist investors.
Our teams detect the most innovative, promising start-ups and connects them to industry leaders in order to speed up their development. We support VCs & CVCs at every stages : Pre-deal (Investments opportunities, Sourcing & startup qualification, Introductions and meetings) Deal (Due diligence, co-investments) Post-deal (Startup growth, Exit).
sedApta-osys is specialized in the development and implementation of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) or the monitoring of manufacturing operations. We have more than 35 years of experience and with about 1500 clients we belong to the European leaders of MES.
Thanks to our flexible software solutions, we meet the requirements of companies from 10 to 10 000 employees from different industrial sectors.. .
Groupe Gorgé is an independent group that specialises in high-tech industries. Today, the Group is active in the fields of security and protection in extreme environments, as well as in the 3D printing sector.
The Group is a world-class player recognized for its expertise in robotics, specialized automation systems and simulation. The Group operates in the area of active and passive fire protection for energy markets, notably in oil and gas and in the industrial and tertiary sectors in France.
In parallel, the Group has developed a complete offering in the field of nuclear environment protection and safety through by designing and producing high-performance partition systems.. .
Driven to explore application opportunities in the emerging market of service robotics, SELFTECH aims to bring state of the art robot based systems to their everyday life. The company profile stands on a strong research and development base, with experience in the integration of diverse technologies from a variety of fundamental scientific domains.
Founded in 2008, as a spin-off of the Lisbon’s Institute for Systems and Robotics, their main focus is to develop robotic solutions, autonomous systems and hardware and software for embedded systems. From medical surgery to edutainment robots, from house cleaning to space exploration, robotic systems are everywhere nowadays and they are here to stay..
Poly-Shape is an innovative company specialized in the rapid design and manufacture of functional prototype parts. It also operates and develops innovative additive manufacturing technologies on strategic materials.
The company specializing in polymer additive design, metal, and manufacturing for aerospace, biomedical, additive manufacturing, and automotive. In October 2016, Poly-Shape is the winner of the 6th prize Image Entreprise Méditerranée in the “SME and Innovation” category and received The SME Award rewards Poly-Shape member of 3AF in November 2014.
Poly-Shape was founded in 20078 and is headquartered in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France. .
Robotics Industry is a mechatronic industrial that correlates electronical, mechanical and embedded software skills. All these skills are required to develop autonomous systems such as UAVs, USVs and UGVs.
Robotics Industry creates new autonomous working tools : UAVs for inspection, USVs for calculating siltation or UGVs to map pipeline networks… The company can “dronify” any kind of vehicle. Their mission is to create new uses in data acquisition in the areas of environment, safety and industry trough the design of autonomous systems..
Gillet Group is an innovator and manufacturer of standard and specific handtools. We provide different solutions for several needs and specifications put forward by our clients from several industries such as automobile, aeronautic, agriculture and railways.
We work with prestigious clients as Peugeot, Renault, Würtz, Airbus, Areva, Facom, Snap-on, Black & Decker and Bosch.. .
Coldway SA develops and sells autonomous cold groups for mobile applications based on a disruptive technology. Coldway SA is a French company at the origin of a major innovation in the production of cold and heat: finally make possible the storage of industrial cold and its use on demand, without external energy supply, in any place and under any circumstances, whatever the power sought.
The originality of this invention, patented internationally, lies in an autonomous process that is to say without continuous use of external energy, mobile and reusable, without time limitation and without the use of consumables.. .
Groupe SAFIR manufactures automatic doors and gates for collective, industrial, trade, and housing markets. It offers overhead garage doors, portals, sectional garage doors, sliding side garage doors, and rollable garage doors.
The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Gargenville, Haute-Normandie, France.. .
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