EFI Automotive: sense, build, drive.
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).
“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.