Slaughter equipment conception and production

Founded in 1975, FACOMIA is France’s oldest abattoir machinery manufacturer.

For more than 40 years, FACOMIA has been designing technical machines aimed at improving animal well-being, safety and performance.

Wishing to cover all bases, the company includes a design office, administrative department, sheet metal production workshop, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical engineers, fitters and an After-Sales Service.

FACOMIA fully or partially equips more than 65% of French abattoirs and is expanding abroad with 50% of its turnover generated overseas in 2015.

Cattle chain

  • Housing
  • Stunning box
  • F7 box
  • Evisceration platform
  • Round-lift platform
  • Rectangular lift platform
  • GBHB hide puller
  • GBE hide puller

Sheep chain

  • Restrainer
  • Single sheep box
  • Cylinder sheep box
  • Skinning conveyor
  • GFR1 hide puller
  • GMV2000 hide puller
  • Roller hide puller

Pig chain

  • Restrainer
  • Rototank
  • Scalding tank
  • Hanging legs box
  • Dehairing machine
  • Mini scalding-dehairing machine
  • Fork spreader
  • Flaming oven
  • Brushing machine


  • Dual-rail system for cold room
  • Quartering station
  • Pneumatic gun
  • Faecal matter press
  • Roller trolley for aluminium dual-rail system
  • Roller trolley for heavy-duty dual-rail system with steel rollers
  • Roller trolley for heavy-duty dual-rail system with polyamide rollers
  • Roller trolley for “stef” rail with four rollers


  • Steriliser washbasin
  • Blade steriliser
Sprinkler steriliser washbasin
Sprinkler steriliser washbasin

1975 – First machines

First calf hide puller with automatic hide release and eccentric grips on chain driven by a hydraulic motor (type GMV1) (Chambery, La Tour-du-Pin, Macon, Lausanne, Chateaubriand, etc.) First sheep-goat hide puller with automatic release, similar to the previous one, adapted to small animals (type GMV 2) (Remuzat, SVA Vitrι, etc.). First French hydraulic roller (top-to-bottom) hide puller for cattle (type GBE) (Grenoble, Macon, La Chataigneraie, etc.). First creation of a pig pre-washing station adapted from car wash brushes (Chambery, Testut St-Vincent, etc.).

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1976 – First adaptation of a hydraulically closing front leg holding bar onto the GMV 1, with dual setting for calves. This machine became the GMV 3.

1977 – Broadening the range

Side spreader for existing network, pneumatic or hydraulic “ratchet bar” conveyor. Pig brushing machine with special rollers and rubber straps (Macon, etc.). First adaptation of a French “ball” blade saw for cow or calf sternum slot. Manufacture and adaptation of expeller presses for faecal matter expulsion. Manufacture and marketing of pneumatic guns for faecal matter transport

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1978 – Fitting of new machines

First adaptation of a more efficient and smoother variable speed drive on the cattle roller hide puller (type GBES). First marketing and adaptation of the W900Z blunting knife. First pig bleeding assembly with “separator” type beater-defibrinator with four or more tanks, for sanitary individualisation, with pump and tank (Albi, Josselin, etc. ).

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1979 – First mixed traditional/ritual cattle box with hydraulically adjustable side exit and rotation, type F (Chateauroux, Tours, etc. ).

1980 – Facomia had already forged a reputation as a reference as was borne out in invitations to tender: “FACOMIA-type machinery”. FACOMIA exports: sheep hide puller, cattle hide puller, rotary box (Italy, Spain, Ireland, etc.)

1981 – First horizontal sheep preparation conveyor with automatic distribution (Sainte-Geneviθve, SVA Vitrι, etc.).

1982 – First head restraint on cattle rotary box, with improved automatic ejection, hydraulic cylinder-driven orientation.

1983 – First mixed ritual/traditional calf rotary box (Chambery, Cany Barville, etc.).

1984 – New improvement of the cattle box with hydraulic cylinder-driven top and bottom side adjustment and particularly efficient head restraint. It was called the F4.

1984 – Live animal loading bay with hydraulically driven height-adjustable ramp.

1985 – The mixed ritual/traditional killing box also becomes mixed calf-cow.

1986 – First skin-rolling sheep and goat breast dehiding machine with automatic release (Corbas, Orlιans, etc. Australia in 1989)

1987 – Facomia obtains good box export figures to Germany, China, Poland, etc.

1988 – Facomia crosses the Atlantic and fits an F4 mixed ritual killing box in the United States.

1989 – First roller trolley with four offset rollers, compatible with all dual-rail networks (lightweight, heavy-duty, stef).

1989 – First sheep hide puller export to Australia and the Emirates.

1989 – First GMV 2-derived height-adjustable sheep hide puller. It is currently made entirely from stainless steel and has been named the GMV 2000.

1990 – Facomia designs and proposes a new sheep processing concept.

First adaptation onto F4 box of a hydraulic cylinder-driven tilting floor rendering ejection unavoidable (60 cows/h). Creation of an all closed stainless steel lightweight dual-rail network for a “Clean plant”. New generation ritual/traditional rotary calf box (Bourg-en-Bresse, etc.).

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id4290129 1991 – Europe’s first top-to-bottom cattle hide puller with horizontally adjustable roller for carcass approach control (St-Just-Malmont, etc.).

1992 – World’s first high-throughput “barrel” type rotary trap for ritual killing of sheep (throughput of 400 to 600/hour). With stainless steel restrainer

1993 – 1st export of a cattle ritual box to Germany (Schrobenhausen)

1993 – “Hanging leg” mixed Gilt/Heavy pig trap, bleeding conveyor (Neussargue, etc.)

1993 – Mixed Gilt / Heavy pig trap, bleeding conveyor (Neussargue, etc.).

1994 – Bleeding conveyor, hide transport gun (Chaumont, etc.)

1995 – Export of a cattle ritual box to Spain (Madrid)

1995 – Pig rototank 120/140 H – fully stainless steel, submerged gas (Aurillac, etc.)

1997 – Pig rototank 180/200/H coupled with U-bar dehairing-machine, with tank and height adjustment rail (Anglet, etc.)

1997 – Mechanised tank for pigs 180/200/h coupled with U-bar dehairing-machine, with tank and height adjustment rail (Anglet, etc.)

1998 – First export to Morocco: the whole ritual slaughter section of the Casablanca abattoir, five cattle ritual boxes, two sheep barrel boxes and one goat single-cell trap

1998 – Complete ritual killing system for Casablanca (five cattle rotary boxes, two sheep barrel boxes, one goat single cell, etc.).

1998 – Laboratory equipment (Amiens, Tour, Angers, etc.).

1998 – Complete private abattoir (Caussade).

1999 – First export of a sheep restrainer to Greece (Athens)

2006 – Increased exports to Eastern European and the Maghreb countries, particularly for the aluminium dual-rail network.

2000 – Complete abattoir (St Gaudens)

2003 – Export of a sheep chain to Switzerland (Montreux)

2004 – Complete abattoir in Corsica (Ponte-Leccia)

2005 – Cattle dehiding chain for knacker’s yard (St Amour)

2006 – Export of a sheep chain (Brussels)

2006 – New low-throughput GFR1 sheep dehiding machine

2007 – First export to Cameroon (lift platform)

2007 – First export of a cattle ritual box to Russia (45Km from Moscow)

2008 – Complete abattoir on St Martin Island (Antilles)

2009 – Pig chain (St Saturnin, etc.)

2010 – Sheep chain (St Jean Pied de Port, etc.)

2011 – Complete abattoir (Corsica, etc.)

2013 – Complete abattoir (Switzerland: Les Ponts de Martel, Rwanda: Ruhango, etc.)

2016 – Export to Africa

Senegal butchering room: Dakar, Rwanda cattle chains: Kabuga (Kigali – Gasabo District) and Gikongoro (Southern Province)

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