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Shop Facom Complete Catalog online: Mister Worker™ provides Custom Quotes and Worldwide Shipment. Technical Advice, Official Warranty and Best Prices.

Mister Worker™ attributes great importance to FACOM tools and it is its official reseller. FACOM is brand with a centennial history and excellence in many fields, from aeronautics to hand tools, passing through electrical engineering and dynamometry. From ratchets to hand sockets, from screwdrivers to hex keys, passing through hammers and screwdrivers, discover the tools of this historic brand. If this sounds interesting to you, read our blog and discover how to use and how to choose Facom's ratchets and sockets!

FACOM: a Short History of Professional Tools Production

The quality of FACOM products is proven by its long history: celebrating one hundred years in 2018. Their activity that began in the 10's of the 19th century and it has grown significantly thanks to the great innovationos of the 20th Century. From the evolutions in the world of transport (automobiles, railways and aeronautics), the brand has expanded and has imprinted its seal on the largest construction sites of the century. Since its founding in Paris in 1918, FACOM has always been a pioneer in its field and it is now widely known for its products.

One hundred years after the release of its first spanner, which happened in 1918 in Paris, a few steps from the Gare de Lyon, the company has become a leader in Europe in the field of manual instrumentation. At the end of First World War, the young engineer Louis Mosès soon realized about the possible advantages of mechanics and technology and, on the 8 May 1918, founded the company Franco-Américaine de Construction d'Outillage Mécanique - hence the name FACOM. The term Franco-Américaine is no coincidence: it was chosen to give to the company an idea of reliability, considering that in the previous years the Americans had distinguished themselves on the international scene for their war materials and the progress of industrial techniques. The first milestone for the company, composed by less than 10 workers, was the production of one single tool in the first year: the well-known 101 spanner, also known as Madame 101, which remained in production until the sixties.

A Comprehensive Catalogue of Tools: Wrenches, Sockets, Ratchets and much more

From that moment, FACOM's history has been enriched by many new products. The first market is for wrenches and adjustable spanners (such as the monkey spanner), around which the new factory in Gentilly, on the outskirts of Paris, revolves. In the 1920s, as the automobiles sector started to grow, FACOM signed its first contracts in the automobile field with Renault and Peugeot. The first catalogue dates back to 1924, and, in the middle of the decade, FACOM began to impose the first Stillson-type box spanner on the French market. Another sector in which FACOM established itself is the aeronautics sector, in particular through its constant relationship with Air France, which was founded in 1933. By the 1930s, the catalogue had grown dramatically and counted over 500 references: this fact lead to a great growth of FACOM hand tools.Their open-end spanners, box spanners, ring spanners, the famous "Royal" and "Idéale" spanners and pipe wrenches became widespread and, in 1937, the first socket sets and the first chrome spanners appeared on the market.

In the period after the end of the second World War the "Glorious Thirty", thirty years of great economic prosperity, started. Over these three decades, from being a medium-sized company FACOM grew and became a real multinational, in which the average growth in turnover was 13% per year. These were the years of innovation in industrial technologies: first of all, workshops and production were automated and the role of electronics and information technology grew; new materials, from metals to plastics, and forging techniques also became an important factor. Among the most important innovations of the postwar period are the first pullers, ratchets, and the first adjustable spanners with automatic clearance compensation. In 1948, the patent for the torque wrench was filed, and two years later the first handle screwdriver Isoryl debuted. In 1952 FACOM decided to grant the lifetime guarantee to all tools, for the first time in the European industrial world.

High Quality in Automotive and Aerospace Tools

The 1970s symbolized FACOM's European dominance: new branches were opened in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States and Spain. In the first half of the decade, the company entered the Paris Stock Exchange and developed further its catalogue, which included more than 4,000 references. In 1983, FACOM was awarded as the best company in Europe for manual tools and the third worldwide: this is also due to the international dimension of the company, which sells a third of its products outside France. At the beginning of the 1990s, the company increased the production from 50,000 pieces per month, produced at the beginning of the 1950s, to 200,000 pieces per day in 1993. 

Moreover, the company it is a multi-specialist company ranging between very different markets: mechanics, electricity, electrical engineering, aeronautics, automotive, just to name a few. The FACOM group dedicates 3% of its turnover to research and development and constantly strives for innovation: for example, the titanium tools for McLaren, in the automotive field. Similarly, FACOM is a leading player in aviation: Air France, British Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines or Malaysian Airlines, to name just a few, as well as Airbus, rely on FACOM for maintenance and work equipment. The nineteenth edition of the FACOM catalogue has more than a thousand pages and about 10,000 reference codes, a real "Bible of tools".

Offers and Prices of FACOM Tools

FACOM has built its reputation on its ability to bring innovative tools to the market in terms of safety, effectiveness, ergonomics and design. Today, thanks to Mister Worker™, it is possible to renew your work equipment with FACOM hand tools at very convenient prices. In order to do that, we suggest you frequently consult our page dedicated to the FACOM Special Offers, which offers a selection of opportunities for both industry and consumers, carefully chosen by our specialists to bring the quality of these professional tools to the market at competitive prices. For example, take a look to our offers for the FACOM set of 5 "T" Spinner Hexagon Keys 84TC.JE5 or for the FACOM Chromed Sheath Adjustable Wrench 113A: the handle of this wrench is covered with a plastic sheath, resistant and ergonomic, while the body and the head are made of steel chrome-plated with polished finish. The movable jaw has the possibility to put a stop in the position of maximum opening, and the key has the possibility of pre-adjusting the opening of the beaks thanks to its millimeter graduation. This Facom tool is a professional, reliable and resistant key for maneuvers an it is ideal for the ones that use them for a long period of time. 

Mister Worker™ is a FACOM Official Reseller: Complete Catalogue and Warranty

From tool sets and wrenches, such as the FACOM U.48 oil filter wrench, to roller cabinets and furniture, from fixed and adjustable keys to ratchets, hand sockets and torque control tools, passing through pliers and cuttersscrewdrivers, hammers, tools for sawing, drilling and cutting, pullerselectrical tools, and finally to electronics, electrician and insulated tools, aerospaceautomotive tools and heavy duties: these few examples demonstrate the multiple product lines of FACOM and give an idea of the main categorizations included into the complete catalogue available on Mister Worker™. It should also be noted that all professional hand tools in the FACOM catalogue are protected by an Official Warranty. Thanks to the warranty coverage, you can buy with confidence on Mister Worker™.

If you have any questions or requests for information, you can write to Mister Worker™ support to get in touch with one of our experts.

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