Innovation and research and designInnovation is the driving force of our experts!

France Elévateur,
a technical leader
in the sector!

As the primary foundation of our development strategy, innovation is the fuel that elevates us and compels us to surpass ourselves.

Over time and in the face of many challenges, France Elévateur has proven to be one of the technical benchmarks in the sector. This advantage that we have always held is the result of constantly paying attention to the most diverse developments in the sectors and constraints of our customers’ operations.

Our research unit is made up of scientists who, while maintaining a strong connection with universities, laboratories and think tanks, keep an eye on technological and regulatory developments in order to create the machines that will correspond to tomorrow’s world.

The combination of technologies used by France Elévateur ensures an incomparable level of safety for personnel.

Research & Development:
10 significant developments!

Since its inception, innovation has been part of France Elévateur’s DNA. We evolve by making our clients' dreams come true. Among countless achievements, 10 developments have had a long-lasting impact on our market:

1980The tubular frame

As soon as it joined the market in 1980, France ELEVATEUR made an impression by offering its van-mounted mobile elevating work platforms with tubular frames to replace the common pedestal, thus making it possible to conserve 90% of the interior volume while providing unobstructed access through the side door.
This device is still in use on part of the van-mounted mobile elevating work platform range.

1990The fully opening basket

In 1990, the introduction of the fully opening basket revolutionised the health of mobile elevating work platform drivers. Indeed, this ergonomic detail allows the possibility of “standing person” access to the basket workstation.
This invention, which completely redesigns the structure of the basket, has today become a standard replacing the historical “manhole”.

1994The “truncation” of vans

In 1994, the EDF/ENDIS market demanded a compact and manoeuvrable HGV. So France Elévateur envisaged cutting away the vehicle’s rear bodywork in order to reduce the overhang, thus giving rise to the audacious concept of “truncating”, which is very popular with professionals working in urban areas.

1998The TOPY 8

A micro mobile elevating work platform launched in 1998 following a review conducted with France Telecom after changes to the labour code prohibiting foot-ladder working at more than 2 m off the ground.

2000The “GREEN ENERGY” label for mobile elevating work platforms

At the beginning of the 2000s, the ecological problem was already very present in the minds of major corporations. So, France Elévateur created the “GREEN ENERGY” label, which enables specialists working at heights to be lifted electrically and thus reduce the carbon footprint of the machine.
This concept has now become an optimised standard thanks to the existence of 100% electric vehicles.

2013Self-propelled insulated aerial device ATBI live line maintenance in substation TRE 400 Kv

Based on the experience of the 172TBImobile elevating work platform, a new revolution for the maintenance of 400kv substations emerged in 2013 with the self-propelled ATBI .
n addition to its insulation at 400 Kv, for the first time employees were able to control the positioning of the machine in the busbars, thanks to an isolated control system insensitive to the strong magnetic fields emanating from these voltages.
New patents highlight the solutions adopted for this machine, which is, once again, unique in the world.

2014The STOP and LIFT system

In 2014, we introduced the STOP and LIFT automatic management system for stopping (and restarting) the machine’s combustion engine while the operator is focused on their job, which allows a 25% reduction in fuel consumption and 20 t of CO2 per yearacross all France Elévateur mobile elevating platforms in operation.

2015091Fcce 1st mobile elevating work platform and its 100% electric vehicle built in France.

resented at COP 21 at the end of December 2015 , this machine gives life to the project imagined by FE: to offer urban machines on the market equipped with a mobile elevating work platform and its 100% electric carrier.
Since then, many other adaptations on 100% electric vehicles have complemented and perpetuated this innovation.

2020Weight-control guarantee

In recent years, the increase in the weight of road carriers due to anti-pollution constraints has given rise to a permanent search to reduce the weight of our equipment in order to provide maximum payload for transporting tools.
The “GUARANTEED WEIGHT CONTROL” label ensures that the vehicle has the optimum weight/performance ratio and that its compliance has been approved by the certification authorities.

Constantly innovating

Our research department and engineering office, located in Flavigny-sur-Moselle and comprising 25 experts, two of whom have 2 PhDs in engineering, enables us to meticulously translate specific customer requests in order to plan for efficient production in our workshops.

Innovation is at the heart of our development strategy, with the aim of remaining a technical leader and enabling us to remain competitive and dynamic.

It is the constant communication between all the parties involved, whether they are in production, in the methods department or in the research department and engineering office, that opens the doors to efficiency.

The smallest details are transferred from the workshops to the technical departments so that the assembly is optimised and safe. In a word: perfect

In addition, we have recognised international expertise in the manufacture of machines with insulated booms allowing live work from 20Kv to 725Kv.

All these aspects allow us to make a difference and to forge our identity and reputation.

In a nutshell...

36 years of experience

Research department and engineering office with 25 experts

2 doctors of engineering

Specialist in live work from 20Kv to 725Kv

ISO 9001 quality certification

Range of eco-friendly mobile elevating work platforms available