THE HISTORY OF MAVIFLEX
In 2019, with the integration of UltraTech, Maviflex diversifies and expands its range.
In 2013 Maviflex continues its international development and sees the birth of its subsidiary, Maviflex Asia.
In 2005, Maviflex integrated a new subsidiary, the company PIL – Peinture Industrielle Lyonnaise, and established an ultra-modern workshop for making canvases. The production area increases from 7,000m² to 10,000m² for an augmented production capacity. Maviflex has 90 personnel.
2000, Anne-Sophie Panseri and Romain Simon, daughter and son of Bernard, take over the management of the company and accelerate its development. In 2 years, it invested more than 3 million Euros into the establishment of the new factory based in Décines, in the heart of Greater Lyon.
1999 FIL and the flexible door branch of Mavil become a fully fledged company: Maviflex, manufacturer of industrial flexible doors, was born!
A pioneer, Maviflex continues to innovate and already holds more than 40 patents.
1998: True innovation, the flexible guide is the subject of a new international patent filing and revolutionises the market.
In 1994 Mavil took over management of FIL.
In 1974 the growth of the family business accelerates and the company opens up internationally.
Mavil sells doors with the FIL brand – the Fermeture Industrielle Lyonnaise brand that was created in 1983 by Mr. Thomasset. Quickly, Mavil positioned itself as the market leader in the manual door industry and established itself as a specialist in high-speed doors.
1973, Mavil commercialises the 1st flexible high-speed door.
1967, Mavil innovates and is committed to the environment: Victor’s sons, Bernard and Christian, establish a PVC extrusion workshop using recycled bottle caps.
The brothers took over the reins of the family business in 1970 and established the new factory in Côte d´Or, in Liernais.
In 1966, it was time for the filing of the first patent: the rolling curtain door!
In 1936, Victor Simon founded his company and developed the business of selling bicycles in France and then on the American continent. In 1956, the “MAnufacture VILleurbannaise” bicycle manufacturing company became Mavil and diversified its activity towards wire-based production, then the cable tray and finally the flexible door.