b.fives

 

Key figures

Fives, a bicentennial industrial engineering Group, designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups including the aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, aerospace, logistics, cement and energy sectors.

Located in over 30 countries and with nearly 8,000 employees, Fives is known for its technological expertise and competence in executing international projects.

Fives’ multi-sector expertise gives it a global vision of the industry which provides a continuous source of innovation. The effectiveness of its R&D programs enables Fives to design forward-thinking industrial solutions that anticipate clients’ needs in terms of profitability, performance, safety and compliance with environmental standards.
In 2013, Fives has registered 61 new patents and counted 1784 active patents

Company and innovation

Fives’ aim is to be a benchmark player in the design and development of the plant of the future. As a partner to the industry in general, with a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, Fives focuses on the customer – first and foremost. The group offers innovative, effective and differentiating technologies that meet its customers’ requirements and anticipate demand and emerging trends in the markets.

Fives believes that innovation is an ongoing lever for growth. It enables Fives to constantly design and supply machines, process equipment and production lines with improvements or technological breakthroughs incorporating criteria of quality, safety, environmental performance, automation and process intelligence.

Implantation in China

The histoy of Fives with China date from the 19th century when Fives supplied its first locomotives and bridges but the Group has really expended its presence since the end of the 1990’s with the opening of a representative office in Beijing (1996).

Today, Fives count a team of almost 500 people in China splited in its end market dedicated units in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou …

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