In the 1960s in France, two brothers, Claude and Edmond Faure decided to launch their small wood transport company. At the same time, Jean-Marie Machet took the reins of his family-run transport company. The meeting of Mireille Machet and Claude Faure was to affect the destiny of the two families : Their marriage brought about a close professional relationship which led to the creation of the 'Faure & Machet' transport company in 1967. At that time they had 12 staff and 7 vehicles.
The company expanded rapidly. In 1976 it already had 90 employees and 75 vehicles. But it was in 1982 that the company really took off. The founders' entrepreneaurial spirit and dynamism were instrumental in gaining the trust of the Mars group. 'Faure & Machet' set-up a strategic activity, warehousing, and only twenty years after being founded, the company had 300 staff members and 38,000 m2 of warehousing space in France.
Attentive to customer requirements, 'Faure & Machet' came up with new high value-added services such as contract packaging that facilitate promotional campaigns of fast moving consumer goods. At the begging of the 90s the group took advantage of the opportunities that came up when the Eastern European markets opened, and became an international logistics pioneer in Russia and Central Europe. Following this success, the Group changed name to 'FM Logistic', in 1998, while making sure it kept its family spirit.
Thanks to the trust that holds the different generations of the founding families together, the company was passed on in 2002. Two years later FM Logistic set up in China, introducing a global supply chain solution, from the advice and design phase to the management and implementation. In 2013 the group set up in Brazil, a new continent with high-growth potential. At the same time it increased its expertise in the logistics of fresh produce with the acquisition of a major player in the Russian market. In 2016, FM Logistic reinforces its geographical coverage by becoming majority shareholder of Spear Logistics in India.
The small company from Lorraine becomes an international logistics' giant, located in 14 countries with 62% of its revenue from abroad.
The founders of FM Logistic : Edmond FAURE, Claude FAURE, Jean-Marie MACHET
"1967- 2014, 47 years to build the current FM Logistic edifice. Business life is a daily challenge, especially when experiencing strong and continuous growth, which has been the case for our company.
Our success has not been left to chance. It is the result of a strong legacy of family values combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and a good dose of common sense. Having this example to follow as well as the desire to continue our story, the second generation has brilliantly taken the reins, with the same success-bearing foundations.
Today, the management teams combine these values with their own expertise and skills. 2014 was a year of victories : the grand prix for up and coming companies, 2nd prize for 'Rois de la Supply Chain', the Gold Trophy for finance leaders, the gold trophy for legal management...
So it is with shared pride and team strength that we continue writing our story on new continents."
Claude FAURE on behalf of the founders - Honorary President