In Cluses, at the foot of Mont Blanc, Somfy* develops the first tubular motor, marking the end of crank handle and ushering in electric roller shutters, screens, awnings and blinds. Our story begins in France, Germany and Sweden, where the company already has subsidiaries. The adventure has begun!
*Société d’Outillage et de Mécanique de Faucigny (Mechanical Tooling Company of Faucigny).
Somfy's first television campaign was broadcast prime time on France’s Canal +, but by 2005, the campaigns become international. Somfy goes from an invisible brand reserved for professionals to a mainstream brand.
Somfy integrates radio technology into its motors. Thanks to RTS (Somfy Radio Technology), roller shutters, screens, awnings and blinds can now be operated using a remote control. An additional advantage of radio technology is that a single remote can be used to control multiple products. It’s so easy, it’s Somfy!
The brand begins to motorise garage doors and gates as well. It also acquires the company, Domis, a designer of wireless alarm systems. At the dawn of the new millennium, Somfy products are able to control all openings in the home as well as its security. Simple and accessible wireless home automation was born.
100% cloud, 100% radio, 100% open: the TaHoma interface arrives on your screens to help you easily control your home from a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. More than 200 compatible devices are now able to communicate and interact!
Somfy has not forgotten its historical core business. The latest generation of motors for roller shutters arrives on the market. Smart, quiet and designed with the environment in mind, the Somfy S&S0 RS 100 motor has it all.
Somfy acquires two major names in connected devices and, with them, develops products to expand its range of home equipment. Three flagship products are launched: the connected door lock, the connected thermostat and the Somfy One, a camera with a built-in alarm.
Major names in heating, light, music and virtual assistants... Somfy expands its partnership programme to enrich the connected home experience. In June, the brand opens its APIs to developers for even more freedom.
We can't wait for tomorrow!
Every day, all Somfy teams and partners (manufacturers, installers, house builders, retailers, home equipment key players...) collaborate and innovate to bring simplicity, security and tranquillity to your daily life.
Every day millions of people, like you, use Somfy products around the world. We thank you for your confidence.
Improving your quality of life is our priority. Therefore, we take action every day to protect the environment so that your overall experience remains enjoyable.
- We act to create energy efficient properties that are comfortable to live in.
- We act by favouring sustainable, eco-designed products.
- We act by adopting greener and more responsible behaviour all over the world and with all our teams.