The FM Group continued to expand its presence in Spain (Illescas), Russia (Noginsk) and Vietnam (Bac Ninh) and is celebrating 25 years of presence in Central Europe.
Setting up in Vietnam
FM Logistic set up in Vietnam to strengthen its position in Asia.
FM Logistic enters the Indian market with the acquisition of Spear Logistics
FM Logistic strengthened its geographical coverage by acquiring the Indian company Spear Logistics.
Establishment in Brazil and development of fresh produce logistics
The group established a presence in Brazil. At the same time, it strengthened its expertise in fresh produce logistics with the acquisition of Univeg Logistics Russia, a major player in the Russian market. The FM Fresh brand was born.
Opening up governance to new external and family non-executive directors.
Western Europe and Asia Development
Development in Western Europe and Asia: Spain, Italy, Hungary, China.
Thanks to the trust that unites the different generations of the founding families, the company was passed on to the second generation in 2002.
Faure & Machet becomes FM Logistic
First hub in Russia: First own hub in Moscow, Russia: 65,000 m² – 800 staff members.
Setting up in Central and Eastern Europe
In the early 1990s, the Group took advantage of the opportunities offered by the opening of the Eastern European markets. It thus became a pioneer in international logistics in Russia and Central Europe.
Start of the contract packaging activity
Faure & Machet listens to its customers’ needs and offers new value-added services such as contract packaging and co-packing, which facilitate promotional campaigns for consumer goods companies and mass retailers.
The company grows rapidly. In 1976, it already had 90 employees and 75 vehicles. But it was in 1982 that the company really took off. The founders’ entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism won the confidence of the Mars food company. Faure & Machet embarked on a strategic activity, warehousing, and twenty years after its creation, the company had 300 employees and 38,000 m² of warehouses in France.
The Faure & Machet alliance
In the 1960s in France, two brothers, Claude and Edmond Faure, decided to launch their small wood transport company. At the same time, another entrepreneur, Jean-Marie Machet, took over his family’s transportation business. The meeting of Mireille Machet and Claude Faure will mark the destiny of both families. Their marriage led to a close professional relationship that resulted in the creation of the “Faure & Machet” transport company in 1967. At that time, it had 12 employees and 7 vehicles.