logo 50 anni Somfy For a better way of living accessible to all 50 years of inspiration

From the first roller shutter motor heralding the end of the crank handle to the connected home, Somfy has spent the last 50 years assisting and making life easier for millions of users around the world. It is by watching you live that we have imagined, day after day, the habitat of today and tomorrow,

  • easy to live to calmly deal with all the hassles of everyday life
  • comfortable and cozy to fully enjoy family and friends
  • safer to protect your property and especially those that matter to you.

It is for you and with you that we create new, reliable and long-lasting solutions that improve your well-being while respecting the planet.

1969 Pioneering spirit

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).

1989 Tonight, Somfy is on TV!

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.

1997 Long live Radio!

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!

2000-2001 From roller shutters... to the whole house

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.

2007 First partnerships with other brands
Somfy signs the first home automation alliance with Velux and launches io-homecontrol, the wireless two-way radio protocol. It’s now possible to control Somfy and Velux equipment using the same remote control and check that everything is running smoothly with the feedback function.
2010 Controlling your home is easy with TaHoma!

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!

2015 Quiet smart motors

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.

2016-2017 And connected objects

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.

2018 Expansion accelerates with the "So Open with Somfy" programme

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, everywhere

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.

Let’s innovate together!
Now, it’s your turn! Do you have a suggestion regarding a new product or how to improve our products? Visit our interactive My Somfy Lab website to share your ideas!
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somfy we act for green
We act for green

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.