Who are we ?

EFI Automotive: sense, build, drive.


Meeting your technological challenges

We specialize in the design and manufacture of sensors, activators and actuators to improve powertrain and transmission efficiency, develop e-mobility and better vehicle dynamics. For these strategic areas of activity, we provide our customers and partners with a local service and innovative solutions adapted to their needs. Our high-performance production tools and our research and technological development centers on several continents have made us a recognized operator in the automotive industry for the past 80 years. Throughout the Group, we strive to be industry-focused and take a responsible and environmentally friendly approach.


We are a responsible, family-owned company working in a global market. We are committed to running a sustainable industrial business that is highly service-minded to benefit a community that is developing on a human and economic level. We act with determination and ambition and are driven by our entrepreneurial passion. Thanks to our innovative mechatronic solutions and our electronic and electromagnetic systems, we help to make vehicles more economical, intelligent, comfortable and safe.



The company’s very first activity that would inspire its name was electrical wires (fil électrique in French) that was insulated with fabric for domestic lighting. It evolved into plastic cable chords that were used in household appliances. The company then progressively directed its focus towards the automobile market, with the invention of the Bougicord® lighting cable, which was launched in the early 1960s and then adapted to ignition wires. From the launch of Bougicord®, the company began crossing borders and exporting this patented product successfully, before locating its products where its customers were, such as in South Africa, Korea, etc. EFI Automotive is constantly monitoring trends and has progressively built up its capital of expertise in electrical connectors, cutting, coiling, electronics, etc. Its Research & Development teams combine their existing know-how to design new technological bricks. Exportation, production partnerships, creating representative offices, subsidiaries and sales offices, then manufacturing subsidiaries; The company continues to develop its international development by giving itself the means to produce as close as possible to the assembly factories where its products are put to use. This is how it came to invest in the creation of manufacturing sites; in Turkey (1996), the USA (1996, 2004), China (2004) and Mexico (2016).


  • Entrepreneurial spirit : We are proud to be a part of the EFI Automotive Group. We work together to serve our customers to ensure the Group’s long-term future and our entrepreneurial passion drives us forwards to build our future together. Above all, we encourage interest in serving our community. Every employee enriches the Group with their skills and experience and contributes to the development of the Group. We encourage initiatives aimed at improving our overall performance.
  • Sincerity : In-house, as with our suppliers and customers, we work within a relationship of communication, trust and sincerity to find the most appropriate solutions together and quickly. This enables us to form strong and lasting partnerships. We always aim to look at situations as objectively as possible. We go beyond a theoretical approach and work together in a spirit of mutual trust and openness.
  • Responsibility : At every level of the organization, each employee acts responsibly in their role and contributes to the long-term development of the Group. We therefore encourage individuals to take responsibility and act according to the principle of subsidiarity (self-reliance, duty to help and support). EFI Automotive is a responsible company and we comply with current standards, human rights and local legislation at each of our sites,. We act in an ethical manner and with integrity, whilst being environmentally friendly.
  • Respect : EFI Automotive employees are one of the company’s greatest resources. Together with our diversity of languages and cultures, we form a rich and varied community. Whilst respecting our differences, we share a common goal. We wish to make our community stronger by supporting each employee through training and skills development. At each level of the business, we respect the work of our employees and listen carefully to their ideas and suggestions. We stand in solidarity and help each other by means of positive feedback or constructive criticism to strive for excellence together. Though we make room for errors, we also expect each employee to recognize their mistakes, correct them in a responsible manner and accept them in order to progress, excel and thus enable the entire organization to progress.
  • Agility / Flexibility : We work very closely with our customers. We listen carefully to their specific needs in order to provide them with reliable and innovative solutions as quickly as possible and at the best price. We are moving towards a decompartmentalized and fluid organizational structure that simplifies processes and accelerates decision-making. This gives us the flexibility necessary to adapt to a rapidly evolving market.
  • Focus : We work together to decide on the main Group objectives and retain a shared vision with regards to their effective implementation. Furthermore, we focus our efforts on creating value for customers and our community.

“Act with determination and ambition ; convey our passion for entrepreneurial undertakings” J. Thollin


As a world-recognized automotive supplier, we are located close to our international customers and offer them fast responses through our subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia. To continue our worldwide development, together with our 1,800 employees, we are following a policy of partnering and technology transfer in countries with strong potential.


To continuously improve the performance of your vehicle, we work with the leaders of the automobile industry on a day-to-day basis. Discover the partners that have helped us become a driving force in automobile innovation.