To ensure both the quality of our machines and respect of lead-times, our factory has acquired state-of-the-art equipment:
- A mechanics workshop: numerically-controlled and conventional milling and turning, surface grinding.
- A sheet metal workshop: a water jet cutting machine, a folder press, a numerically-controlled roller and TIG and semi-automatic welding equipment.
- A surface treatment workshop: pickling, passivation, sanding and ultrafine sanding.
- An assembly workshop including a test area.
- A quality control department with a 3D machine and COFREND II dye-penetrant fluid testing.
- A design office with a team of specialists in general mechanics, process and engineering using CAD design and drawing software (Topsolid, Autocad,SolidWorks) directly linked to the CAM.
- An electricity, process control and monitoring unit working with Siemens or Schneider.
- A Customer Service Department ensuring the supply of spare parts, maintenance, rebuilding and upgrading of the equipments in all over the world.
- A testing-demonstration material comprising a set of pilot equipment available for our customers to carry out process validation.
The company owes its success to a team of highly motivated employees including engineers, technicians and qualified operators.
Sheet metal workshop
CAD design office
History of SIMON
- 1856: Set up by Laurent SMON under the name « SIMON JEUNE », the Company specializing in boat and hydraulic mill repairs turned very soon to the manufacture of farm machinery.
- 1896: Changing its name to « SIMON et ses fils ».
- 1896: Turned to become « SIMON Frères ». Once the first dairy cooperatives came into being in 1890, the Company became interested in industrial butter manufacturing, creating industrial churns, butter reworking machines and continuous moulds to equip this new industry.
- From 1906, thousands of apple crushers, presses and continuous hydraulic presses were made for wine and cider, as well as grape crushers, etc...
- 1954: purchase of SEILA which marked the start of the new continuous butter making machines and revolutionise the dairy industry: the CONTIMAB®. SIMON Frères gradually moved on from working in wood to cast aluminium and later, stainless steel.
- Since 1955, over 1500 of the CONTIMAB®, CONTIMALAX®, BLENDING UNITS and packaging equipment have been sold to 60 countries on all 5 continents.
- 1961: French oscar rewarding the best exporting company in food industry
- 2000: Trophy of the innovation on IPA exhibition
- 2013: SIMON moved to a more modern site
- 2015: Introducing of our last generation CONTIMAB® machine, the PROFLEX ® range
- 2018: SIMON integrates SYNEXT Group