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5 things to know about Itafran

🕵️ Immersion in Itafran

Date of publication : 08/09/2022

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Founded in 1973, Itafran is a wholesale company in the mechanical power transmission sector.

In a few words, Itafran is :
-    43 years of experience
-    45 000 references available the same day
-    140 000 references available within 8 days
-    20 km of shelves and 10 000 m² of stock

1 : Itafran's story

Founded in 1973, Itafran is a wholesale company in the mechanical power transmission sector. Appreciated for its commercial know-how and its mechanical expertise, Itafran accelerated its development by setting up in Lyon.

In 1991, the company was taken over by Mr. Le Goff, and a strategic shift was made with the desire to establish a purchasing circuit from China, where the industrial emergence of Asia is spectacular. A partnership agreement, still in force, was signed in China with a world leader in the manufacture of gears and pinions. Itafran continued to develop a very close relationship of trust, especially with the main Chinese factories, now world leaders in many mechanical transmission components.

From 1992 to 2000, Itafran continued its rise in the mechanical transmission sector by creating an increasingly important logistics center, increasing from 300 m2 to 4000 m2, and a second platform was opened in Dijon (21 Côte d'Or). 

Quality being at the heart of Itafran's commercial policy, a technical office has been opened in Hangzhou (China - Zhejiang Province) in order to be closer to the Chinese factories and to check the conformity of the different products.

In fifteen years, Itafran has confirmed its position as the French leader in mechanical transmission components.

2 : Products

Itafran's product lines cover all the needs of the mechanical power transmission sector. We offer 13 product families :

Itafran Products
  • Motors - Gearboxes
  • Linear guides
  • Bearings - Bearing Units
  • Pulleys - Belts
  • Chains - Sprockets
  • Coupling and clamping
  • Accessories

As a wholesaler and specialist in inter-range trade, our objective is to cover the main needs of our customers in our sector. To achieve this, we have implemented a two-step strategy: we have set up partnerships with the world's leading premium brands, enabling us to meet standard needs and to provide expertise for a specific request. This strategy then allows us to identify standard product lines and establish a standard, which will allow us to set up production specifications and then propose a branded product under our generic import brand CMW. As a "distributor" brand, this range of products covering all the families with interesting potential allows us to propose to our customers a product of similar quality with more attractive prices.

3 : Services

In order to be always able to answer your most diverse needs, our production workshop has set up a panel of customization solutions. Find below,  our 4 workshops of completion :

  • Welding of belts
  • Sleeve cutting
  • Chain cutting
  • Cutting of rails and guides
Itafran services

4 : Our team

People are our greatest asset. We have an extraordinary team, capable of responding to the needs of all our customers while conveying the values of the company.

In Itafran, our staff is composed of 5 departments and 33 collaborators: qualified and experienced in our field of activity, thanks to the know-how and skills that make Itafran excellent today. The other asset of the company lies in the values of a family business: each department is complementary and acts together with the same objective: to provide the customer with the most suitable product for his needs.

"Alone, we go faster. Together, we go further."

Team Itafran

5 : Why Itafran

The combination of all the above mentioned elements has created the main assets of Itafran

  • Availability of products
  • Price competitiveness
  • Technical assistance
  • Express delivery
  • Quality of the articles
  • Customization

If you would like to know more or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the technical sales representative in your area.

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