The 2000s


Creation of a Joint Venture in India.


Relocation of SIGI plant in a new building.


After more than 35 years in the company, including 25 years at the head, Nicole and Michel get retired and leave place to the fourth generation. Mathieu  becomes the new director of FAVIER TPL.


The hiring of a R&D Manager and the creation of a laboratory, reinforce Favier Group’s innovation strategy. The SEP-R sleeve, coated with a new rigid polyurethan varnish, meets the demand of certain markets.


To give his customers the best service, FAVIER TPL extends his offices area and strengthens his commercial team.


The very high temperature sleeve (SCS THT) and the heat skrinkable tubes (GTR) appear to enlarge FAVIER TPL’s range of products.


Favier Group acquires the Italian company SIGI, with the aim of expanding its presence on the Italian market.


The production plant located in Bertignat increases the area of his braiding workshops of 1500m2.


Following the recruitment, three years earlier, of a Quality Anticipation and Strategic Monitoring manager, the company gets ISO 9001: 2000 certification.

End of the 20th century


The company orientates a part of its operations to composite braiding, both by purchasing a machine specially designed for this type of production and by signing a partnership with a manufacturer of carbon yarn.


Acquisition of ISO 9002 certification after a three-year period of bringing up to standard.


The company, which was exporting mainly to Italy, expandes into other countries after hiring a Sales Manager.


The company purchases its first high-speed machines.


The work shows results with the turnover that increases regularly year after year.
Marcel Favier gets retired and is replaced by his son Michel, whereas Jean-Claude takes over responsibility for production and quality. Nicole Favier, Michel’s wife, is in charge of the accountancy.

1974 - 1975

The company’s main customer is experiencing major difficulties; the company then decides to develop finished products. Marcel Favier is joined by Michel, the elder of his two sons. The business comes into the production of insulating sleeving and diversified its clientele.

Jean-Claude, his second son, joins the company. He takes control of Ribeyre site and Michel of Bertignat site.


Tresses et Plastiques du Livradois (TPL) is founded.
The family business is split in two: the braiding part remains in Ribeyre while the other part, which is to become the product varnishing and finishing factory, moves to Bertignat in a former convent school (see photo) where Marcel Favier went to school.


Eugène Sauvade gets retired and leaves his business on to his son-in-law Marcel Favier.
Marcel Favier extends the existing buildings and buys machines.
For the requirements of the market, he goes into braiding glass yarn, still as a sub-contractor.


At the age of 63, Eugène Sauvade goes into the production of new products such as rayon-based insulating sleeving and works as a sub-contractor for a single customer.


Eugène Sauvade creates the business in Ribeyre, in an former paper village which was totally in ruins and deserted. He restores the old paper mill and set up wooden braiding machines.
Thanks to the mill, he also has the benefit of the energy provided by the water to power the machines and to generate current to light the workshops.
He has 2,000 carriers and produces mainly flat braid, shoe laces, S-twill, brace ties, etc. that he produces as a sub-contractor.