In a French valley on the borders of Switzerland, Somfy craftsmen made parts for Swiss watches.
This region is where our story began, and where our name originates.
Somfy is an acronym, it stands for Societe d’Outillage Mecanique du Faucignywhich translates to Mechanical Tooling Company of Faucigny.
The business had expanded. A wide variety of components and products were being crafted including fishing reels and fishing rods.
A local awning and shutter manufacturer contacted various companies in the area looking for a solution to power his products. Somfy was the only company able to manufacture a prototype. This was the first step in a whole new direction for the company.
Somfy expands to the United States. Manually-retractable awnings were commonplace, so motorization was a welcomed feature. Motorized projection screens & interior shades followed quickly.