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Mister Worker™ attaches great value to the tools of FACOM , a brand with a hundred years of history and excellence in many fields, from aeronautics to hand tools, from electrical engineering to dynamometry. That’s why Mister Worker™ is the official reseller of FACOM tools, a world-renowned French brand whose complete catalogue is available on these web pages. From ratchets to hand sockets, from screwdrivers to hex keys, passing through hammers and fluorescent tools, discover the tools of this historic brand!

FACOM – The Origins of Professional Tools Production

The quality of FACOM products is demonstrated by its long history: celebrating one hundred years in 2018. An activity that began in the 10's and is closely linked to the 20th Century and its great innovations. 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. Pioneering since its founding in 1918 with its first spanner, after one century of activity FACOM has become the leading brand of manual instrumentation in Europe.

Paris, 1918. In thirty centimeters of forged steel with a cast iron handle of the Ardennes, the first FACOM spanner and the company itself were born, a few steps from the Gare de Lyon. The First World War ended, and mechanics and technology were definitively consecrated. With an eye to foresight, the young engineer Louis Mosès founded the company Franco-Américaine de Construction d'Outillage Mécanique on 8 May 1918, specializing in hand tools - hence the name FACOM. The term Franco-Américaine is no coincidence: the Americans had established themselves on the international scene for their war material and the progress of industrial techniques. Few workers, no more than ten, and a single production for the first year: the 101 spanner, also known as Madame 101, which remained in production until the sixties.

FACOM from wrenches to transports

From that moment, FACOM history would have been long and would have been enriched by many products. The first market is for spanners (such as the quick-clamping "Autobloc" monkey spanner), around which the new factory in Gentilly, on the outskirts of Paris, revolves. It was in the 1920s that the automobiles began to establish themselves on the market. The first catalogue dates back to 1924, and in the meantime the first contracts in the automobile field were signed with Renault and Peugeot. Around the middle of the decade FACOM began to impose the first Stillson-type box spanner on the French market, and in the meantime began to enter the aeronautics sector, in which there was a great ferment. In 1933 Air France was founded, and it will have a constant relationship with FACOM. The catalogue grows more and more and in the 1930s it counts over 500 references: these are the years of the great growth of the FACOM hand tools. Open-end spanners, box spanners, ring spanners, the famous "Royal" and "Idéale" spanners, and pipe wrenches became widespread and, in 1937, the first socket tools and the first chrome spanners appeared on the market.

After the end of the Second World War, from the post-war period started the "Glorious Thirty": thirty years of great economic prosperity. From being a medium-sized company, FACOM grew and became a real multinational: over three decades, the average growth in turnover was 13% per year. These were the years of innovation in industrial technologies: workshops and production were automated, electronics and later information technology became an important factor, as well as new materials, from metals to plastics, and forging techniques. 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.

FACOM from automotive to aeronautics, history of a primacy

The 1970s symbolized FACOM's European dominance: branches began to open in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States and Spain. In 1971, the company also made its entry into the Paris Stock Exchange, and in 1974, the catalogue was expanded to include more than 4,000 references. In 1983, FACOM was awarded as the first one in Europe for manual tools and the third worldwide. A successful internationalization process: one tool out of three is sold outside France. At the beginning of the 1990s, the company grew from 50,000 pieces per month, produced at the beginning of the 1950s, to 200,000 pieces per day in 1993. Not only: it is a multi-specialist company, able to range between very different markets: mechanics, electricity, electrical engineering, aeronautics, automotive, to name a few. The FACOM group dedicates 3% of its turnover to research and development, a path of untiring 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 but 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".

Discover the latest FACOM tools, offers and prices

FACOM 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. The ideal is to frequently consult the page of the FACOM Special 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. Among the offers available we find, for example, the FACOM Chromed Sheath Adjustable Wrenches 113A.10CG: the handle 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 a millimeter graduation. This Facom tool is a professional, reliable and resistant key for maneuvers, ideal especially for those who use it for long periods of time.

All FACOM professional tools are protected by the Official Warranty

From tool sets to wrenches and roller cabinets and furnitures, from fixed and variable-opening keys to ratchets, hand sockets and torque control tools, passing through pliers and cutters, screwdrivers, hammers, tools for sawing, drilling and cutting, pullers, motorised tools and fluorescent tools, Rfid tools, and then to electronics , electrician and insulated tools, aerospace, automotive tools and heavy duties: you have to take a breath several times to try to describe the infinite facets and categorizations of the FACOM catalogue on Mister Worker™. It should also be borne in mind that all professional hand tools in the FACOM catalogue are protected by an Official Warranty. This means that you can buy with confidence on Mister Worker™, thanks to the warranty coverage. 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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