The Fassi Group has acquired Forez-Bennes via its French holding CTELM

Pictured, from left to right; Mr. Emmanuel Chalencon (Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Forez-Bennes and Thomazet), Mr. Benoît Boutonnet (Fassi France CEO), Mr. Arnaud Thieulin (Marrel CEO), Mr. Giovanni Fassi (Fassi Group President), Mr. Pierre-Jean Lafont (Forez-Bennes CEO) and David Schneider (Forez-Bennes Services Manager).


On 3 August 2023, the FASSI Group in France formally acquired Forez-Bennes through the holding CTELM. This latest addition to the Group joins the other organisations already present, i.e., Fassi France, Marrel (producer of the Ampliroll® hooklifts) and the industrial body shops Miltra Paris Nord, Miltra Provence and Decauville.

This acquisition completes the Group’s range in France, offering three main types of truck-mounted lifting equipment: knuckle-boom cranes, tippers and hydraulic hooklifts.

The aim of the operation is to foster the creation of new resources to guarantee the success of a solid long-term group vision. The complementary nature of the products, combined with the know-how and competence of each company, will lead to true synergy from an industrial, logistic and commercial point of view.

“Each company will maintain its own identity, but this synergy will allow the skill and experience of each entity to be optimised. A number of organisational changes will allow them to concentrate 100% on their respective core businesses”. Giovanni Fassi - President of the FASSI Group

The commitment of the teams already in the group is a guarantee of success. Pierre-Jean Lafont will remain the CEO and will be joining the new FASSI Group executive team in France alongside Benoît Boutonnet (the CEO of Fassi France) and Arnaud Thieulin (the CEO of Marrel).

Forez-Bennes is a French company that has been designing, manufacturing and installing truck tipper beds for more than 50 years. The production plant is located in Champdieu, in the Loire department.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.