The history of FACOM Tools marches in step with the industrial progress of the 20th century.
The FACOM brand is associated with the great advances of the century. The automotive industry, rail, aviation, aerospace, and great adventures such as deep-sea exploration, space travel, medical progress, high technology, extreme sports, monuments and the greatest construction projects of the time carry the brand’s seal.
From the original simple but unique adjustable spanner to the thousands of lines and innovations offered in our latest catalogue, Facom has become the leading brand of hand tools in Europe.
Its history is distinguished by fidelity to a tradition: to better serve men of all trades, to heighten their professional performance and improve the quality of their daily work.
In the heat of a small workshop, in the din of metal being hammered and the hiss of steel being tempered, was born a small spanner in forged steel, thirty centimetres long and with two rounded jaws, at the end of a simple handle of Ardennes cast iron.
We are close to the Gare de Lyon in the working quarters of Paris in 1918. The First World War has definitively sanctioned the triumph of mechanics and technique over Man’s strength and courage. Machines are about to revolutionise the work environment as they have overwhelmed the art of warfare.
France is anxiously awaiting this victory which will kick-start the economic machine. After four years of slaughter in the trenches, those young Europeans who survived are eager to enjoy the peace: they crave speed, wealth and novelty, in all domains.
The first spanner generated by “the” Facom is a unique model: rustic, simply burnished. For one year, this was to be the only object manufactured by the company. Under the code name “101 spanner”, more colloquially “Madam 101”, this spanner will be sold to the railway companies of the time. To be honest, we must admit that it bore an uncanny resemblance to the Clyburn adjustable spanner. But that was common practice at the time …
Almost unchanged, the 101 would end its long career in the sixties. Nowadays collectors are snapping up the rare tools made in the era, survivors of that heroic age.
Why Choose FACOM Tools ?
FACOM’s commitment to quality ensures that our tools withstand the test of time. Built from premium materials and subjected to rigorous testing, our tools are engineered to endure the harshest industrial environments, delivering reliability when it matters most.
Trusted by Professionals
Professionals across industries trust FACOM for their tool needs. Our reputation for precision, durability, and innovation has made us a preferred choice in the global market. Join the ranks of those who rely on FACOM Tools for uncompromising quality.
With a presence in over 100 countries, FACOM Tools serves a diverse range of industries on a global scale. Our network ensures that wherever you are, FACOM’s precision tools and excellent service are within reach.
Service and Support
At FACOM, our commitment to our customers goes beyond delivering exceptional tools. Our dedicated customer support team is ready to assist you with any queries or concerns. Whether you need guidance on tool selection or require technical support, we’re here for you.
Ready to experience the precision of FACOM’s industrial tools? Explore Brook Industrial catalog, and take the first step toward elevating your workmanship. For inquiries, reach out to our customer support team. Join the ranks of professionals who trust FACOM for tools that redefine excellence. Welcome to a world where precision meets power – welcome to FACOM Tools .