Business Profile

ADC, the first French manufacturer of lifting and handling equipment

By combining two skills: the steel structure and the manufacture of lifting and handling equipment, ADC implements a unique synergy.

Steel structures

The implementation of structural steel for industrial or commercial buildings gives ADC experience and knowledge of all the processes of construction.

Lifting and handling equipment

The design and manufacture of standard and special cranes from 1T to 100T, jib cranes, chain hoists, wire rope hoists, handling systems and lift tables makes ADC one of the major industrial handling equipment manufacturer.

Maintenance and Assistance department

ADC completes its offer with maintenance tasks, maintenance contracts for all brands, renovation managed by a dedicated "Maintenance Support" department.

Standards and certifications

ADC see the quality of his ideas, achievements and benefits confirmed by Qualibat Certification for its metal construction activity including crane girders and ISO 9001 for lifting and handling equipment.

The strength of a network

With 170 employees, the company, whose production site is located in Parthenay (79) –West of France-, provides perfect proximity across the hexagonal territory through 9 branches and in several countries with the support of local partners.

The expertise of its engineering integrated service provides ADC with the capability to offer tailor-made solutions for both large international groups and regional companies.

In addition, through a network of overseas agents, ADC is present in Europe, Africa, Middle-East, overseas territories...

Some history

Established in 1919 by Maurice Bernard, Mechanical engineer, the Ateliers de la Chaînette were initially an ironwork company that evolved quickly to the locksmith and steelwork. In 1929, the company created a second workshop. In 1945, 1 workshop specialized in the manufacture of lifting equipment.

In 1985, ADC joined the Fayat Group.