COMPANY

History
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1935
Fainsa is created Birth of Fainsa – FABRICACION ASIENTOS VEHICULOS INDUSTRIALES SA – created seats and accessories for bicycles and motorbikes.
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1902
Compin is created Compin designs its first train seats, for an industry still in its infancy. The Urbanisation of France in the 20th century was directly linked to a surge in demand for a better public transportation network. This was an opportunity that the company was quick to recognize
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60s
Compin thinks big The company opts for cooperation agreements abroad with local partners and a direct presence.
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1952
Fainsa takes to the road The company launches its first line of bus and coach seats.
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1975
Fainsa takes to the sea Fainsa launches its first line of seats for the maritime sector.
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1961
Fainsa emerges in the rail sector Fainsa launches its first line of seats for trains.
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1981
Compin partners with the launching of the TGV Compin takes its mark in the southeast TGV (High-Speed French train), the first line of its kind and a great success for SNCF, the French national railway company. Each new TGV generation brings its share of innovations, which led to seats with an injected design, entirely trimmed with velvet. During the 90’s, Compin increased its efforts in order to design and deliver a series of new products for trains such as of the Thalys or the TGV Duplex.
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1980
Fainsa expands globally Production licenses are granted in the USA, in Latin America, Asia, Oceania and in Europe.
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90s
Compin forges agreements in trains and metros in the Paris area The partnership between the RATP company (the Public transportation operator for the Paris region) allows Compin to expand : the company grows to have seats placed present in every metro and train of the RATP network.
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1987
Fainsa launches its High-Speed products In cooperation with Compin, Fainsa launches its line of seats for High-Speed Lines.
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2010
Fainsa experiences strong growth in the European market Fainsa enjoys a surge in growth as a consequence of the constant increase in important orders in foreign markets.
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2009
Compin enters the market for turnkey projects The company achieves a market share with full renovation projects, a clear sign from our customer of the group’s know-how in the design of trains’ interior fittings.
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2015
Compin extends its Interiors portfolio in Spain The group acquires the company GAIT based in Linares, Andalusia and main suppliers og Alstom (TGV) and Bombardier (Regional) floors and tables
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2015
Compin and Fainsa unite The group formed to became a company whose size & strengths now position itself in the projects on a global scale.
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2018-20
Compin Fainsa enters the US market With the award of 2 major contracts (AMTRAK Acelia High Speed Train Seat and Metra Commuter Seat) the Group starts its activity in the United States and settled a production unit in Wayland (NC) from Dec 2020 paving the path for new orders.
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2016-17
Fainsa becomes leader of the UK Railways Seat market Thanks to its competitiveness, commercial aggressivity and seat product range (ComRail, MD, Sophia) the Fainsa seat has been selected for different platforms of the main car builders (Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens and CAF).
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2019
Compin Polska moves into a new plant In summer 2019 Compin Polska relocates in a brand-new building of 11,000 sqm in order to absorb the growth due to major projects acquired in 2017 and 2018. In parallel Compin Polska started the vertical integration of key processes: foaming injection, plastic injection and powder painting.
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2019
Compin Fainsa acquires the Coach Seat manufacturer Ozyildiz in Bursa, Turkey In December 2019 Fainsa takes over the company Ozyildis to create the Bus&Coach Business Unit; The Bursa plant enables Compin Fainsa to improve its competitiveness on the Bus&Coach Seat market thanks to its cost effective plant and Engineering center.
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2021-22
Compin Fainsa extends its Seat design for Central Europe Surfing on its success from 2010 to 2015 in Germany Compin Fainsa develops 2 new Seats (STARRAIL and MONTREUX) for the German and Swiss markets to offer an improved comfort to the Intercity and Regional passengers.
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2020
Compin Fainsa reinforces its Interiors market share With the award of 2 major Refurbishment contracts (Ceiling, Lighting & Seats of Commuter MI2N and Interiors of the Eurotunnel shuttle) Compin Fainsa develops new technologies in its French and Spanish sites
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2023
Introduction of The New Company Logo We have introduced our new logo! We see it as a powerful symbol of unity within our organization, our Group's culture and in our customer relationships. It reflects our vision to stand together as one cohesive entity, committed to the needs and aspirations of our employees and customers.
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2023
Compin France focus on the Services activity To meet the French market evolution Compin France reorganizes its structure to support the development of its Services business (Spares and Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul).