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ABOUT THE LE GOFF GROUP
Le Goff Group is a French family-owned group specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of mechanical transmission components. It was founded in 1976 by Charles Le Goff, who wanted to offer complete solutions to manufacturers. Today, the Le Goff Group comprises three companies: ITAFRAN, CMW and MERGER
1976: Foundation of the company
Itafran was founded in 1976, marking the beginning of its entrepreneurial journey. Since then,
has expanded into the power transmission and
mechanical components sectors. The company is the fruit of a Franco-Italian partnership to
support users in supplying their plants.
1987: Itafran moves to Lyon, at the geographic heart of Europe.
In 1987, Itafran chose to set up in Lyon, a strategic location in the center of Europe.
This privileged location gives the company easy access to the European
markets and strengthens its presence on the continent.
1991: Takeover of Itafran by Mr. Le Goff, first agreement with China's leading
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. That same year, Itafran also signed
its first agreement with China's leading sprocket manufacturer, expanding its network of
1995: Opening of Hangzhou office and expansion of range to include pulleys and bushings
Itafran opened an office in Hangzhou in 1995, strengthening its presence in China and
expanding its product portfolio. The company began offering pulleys and
bushes, expanding its range of transmission components.
1996: New 2000 m² logistics platform
In 1996, Itafran inaugurated a new 2000 m² logistics platform, improving its
storage and distribution capacities. This expansion enabled the company to respond
more effectively to customer demands and to sustain its growth.
2000: Partnership with NSK, launch of bearings
In 2000, Itafran established a partnership with NSK, a renowned manufacturer of
mechanical products. This partnership enabled Itafran to launch its range of bearings,
expanding its product offering in the power transmission sector.
2001: New 6000 m² logistics platform and takeover of MODATEC,
specialist in power transmission
In 2001, Itafran expanded its logistics capabilities with the inauguration of a new
6000 m² platform. This expansion testifies to the company's continued growth. In addition, Itafran
acquired MODATEC, a competitor specializing in power transmission, thus strengthening
its market position.
2003: Partnership with TEXROPE
In 2003, Itafran established a partnership with TEXROPE, a renowned manufacturer of
mechanical transmission products. This strategic partnership has enabled Itafran to expand its range of
products and provide more complete solutions to its customers.
2004: Creation of the Internet site - the first specialized site in the market
In 15 years, Itafran has confirmed its position as France's leading manufacturer of mechanical
transmission components. A first online sales site was set up in 2004, the first
site specialized in the distribution of mechanical transmission components. This enabled
the company to reinforce its online visibility and facilitate access to its products and services
for its customers.Online catalog / contact for paper catalog
2005: New accessories - sintered self-lubricating bearings, buffers, jaw couplings
and sealing rings
In 2005, Itafran expanded its product range by introducing new accessories.
These included sintered self-lubricating bearings, buffers,
jaw couplings and sealing rings. This expansion has enabled the company to
meet the diverse needs of its customers.
2006: Launch of asynchronous motors
In 2006, Itafran launched its range of asynchronous motors. This new product offering
strengthened Itafran's position as a complete supplier of power transmission solutions
, offering a wider range of mechanical components to its customers.
2008: Takeover of BDK and partnership with GATES and Hutchinson. Takeover of competitor
Stock Parisud. Takeover of the PIV plant
In 2008, Itafran made a number of strategic acquisitions and partnerships. The company
acquired BDK, strengthening its market presence. In addition, Itafran established
partnerships with major players such as GATES and Hutchinson, enabling
to expand its supplier network and offer a more diversified product range. Itafran
also took over Stock Parisud, a competitor in the sector, consolidating its position on
the national market. Finally, the company took over the PIV plant, providing additional production capacity
2009: Takeover of turner Sotame. Takeover of tailor Metale Engrenages. Acquisition of
assets of PIV and SOLYFI. Launch of the Fenner range
In 2009, Itafran continued to grow through strategic acquisitions. The company
acquired turner Sotame and cutter Metale Engrenages, reinforcing its expertise
in the field of power transmission. Itafran also took over the assets of PIV
and SOLYFI, consolidating its production capacities and expanding its market presence.
In addition, Itafran launched the Fenner range, offering customers a new range of
power transmission products.
2010: Plant inauguration. Expansion of logistics center to 8,000 m²
In 2010, Itafran marked an important milestone with the inauguration of its own factory,
reinforcing its production capacity and control over product quality.
At the same time, the company extended its logistics center to 8,000 m², enabling more efficient stock management
and better response to customer requests.
2011: Launch of CMW gearboxes
In 2011, Itafran launched its range of CMW gearboxes, expanding its
range of mechanical transmission products. CMW gearboxes offer
speed and torque reduction solutions for a variety of industrial applications, reinforcing Itafran's
position as a complete solutions provider.
2013: Version 3.0 of the www.itafran.com website
In 2013, Itafran updated its website to version 3.0. This update improved
the user experience, making it easier to navigate and access product information and
the services offered by Itafran. The website has become an essential platform for
communication and interaction with the company's customers.
2014: Itafran hobbing specialist: acquisition of TEM, acquisition of Merger (gearboxes) and
takeover of AEP (aeronautical gears)
In 2014, Itafran consolidated its specialization in gear hobbing by making
several strategic acquisitions. The company acquired TEM, strengthening its expertise
in gear hobbing. Itafran also acquired
Merger, a manufacturer of gearboxes, expanding its product range in this field.
In addition, Itafran acquired AEP, a company specializing in the manufacture of
aeronautical gears, strengthening its presence in this specific market.
2015: New 10,000 m² logistics platform. New 4,000 m² factory
In 2015, Itafran continued to invest in its infrastructure, inaugurating a new
10,000 m² logistics platform. This expansion has enabled the company to meet growing
demand and improve its storage and distribution capacities.
At the same time, Itafran also built a new 4,000 m² factory, strengthening
its production capacities and its commitment to quality and operational efficiency.
2016: Takeover of the REMY BARRERE plant, manufacturer of high-precision
gears for marine and railway engines
In 2016, Itafran acquired the REMY BARRERE plant, a manufacturer specializing in the production
of very high-precision, large-scale gears for marine and
rail engines. This acquisition has enabled Itafran to reinforce its expertise in the manufacture
of top-quality gears, and to diversify its activities in key sectors of
These successive developments testify to Itafran's steady growth and expansion
over the years, reinforcing its position as a major player in the
field of power transmission and mechanical components.
2018: Expansion of linear guide workshop for customized production
In 2018, Itafran took significant steps to meet the growing demand for
customized products such as rails, guide shafts and ball screws. The company
has expanded its cutting and assembly shop to offer increased capacity for
custom production. Thanks to the addition of new storage shelves, the management of
products has been improved, contributing to greater assembly efficiency.
2019 : Reinforcement of the synchronous belt workshop
2019 was marked by the reinforcement of the sleeve cutting and
thermowelding workshop dedicated to synchronous belts. The company invested in two new
machines to cope with increasing demand volumes. Thanks to this initiative,
Itafran has been able to improve productivity and reduce delivery times to fully satisfy
its customers' needs for polyurethane synchronous belts.
2020 : Increased capacity in the drive chain workshop
In 2020, Itafran has taken steps to increase its production capacity in the
transmission chain workshop. The company has invested in a new automatic
machine for cutting and riveting chains, thus strengthening its competitiveness in the market.
This strategic acquisition has enabled Itafran to meet the growing needs of its
customers for transmission chains, while maintaining high standards in
terms of quality and production speed.
2021: Creation of the "digital marketing" department
In 2021, Itafran took steps to strengthen its online presence and reach a wider
audience. The company created a dedicated digital marketing department, recognizing
the importance of this activity in the modern business environment. At the same time,
the company improved its stock management on the Lyon platform, increasing the
stock value to 7 million euros. These actions have enabled Itafran to improve its operational
efficiency and better meet its customers' demands.
2022: MERGER, the manufacturer of variable speed drives, moves into a new
In 2022, Itafran took a major step forward by installing the
power drive manufacturer MERGER in a new factory. This strategic initiative has opened up
new opportunities for collaboration and strengthened the company's position as
a key player in the mechanical power transmission industry. Thanks to this
facility, Itafran is better equipped to meet market demands and expand its
product and service offering.
2023 : Launch of "Itafran 4.0" website
In 2023, Itafran took another step towards digitalization with the launch of its new
internet site "Itafran 4.0". Equipped with a state-of-the-art engine, this site offers users
numerous innovative features, enhancing the customer experience and reinforcing the company's
online presence in the digital age. Thanks to this initiative, Itafran is
better positioned to attract new customers and improve communication with its
Our company stands out for its constant spirit of innovation. We
push the boundaries of creativity to develop unique and disruptive solutions.
Thanks to our innovation-driven culture, we are able to anticipate the market's changing needs
and offer products and services that meet our customers' expectations
Transparency is at the heart of our business approach. We believe
in the importance of open and honest communication with our customers and
partners. We actively share clear and understandable information, whether
about our products, processes or policies.
In an ever-changing world, adaptability is an essential skill
. Our company stands out for its ability to adjust quickly to
changes and respond to changing market needs.