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Lefae joins the Emitech Group


Aerospace & Electrical fire test laboratory LEFAE is a test center specialized in design, development and execution of intense pressure tests in fire resistance and flame non-propagation areas mainly.
Located in Chaponost (Lyon region), LEFAE was created in the end of 2005. It currently consists of 6 employees and a turnover of 1300 k€ (2016).


Renowned in particular in aerospace sector in France and internationally, LEFAE allows Emitech Group to add a new  field pf expertise to its large testing range: security, radio, electromagnetic compatibility, climate & physical-chemical testing, mechanical, acoustics, trustworthiness testing.

The choice of becoming the Emitech group subsidiary is a guarantee of durability and development for the the company, since the synergy with Emitech is promising.

LEFAE’s know-how in fire tests reflects in tests proving that materials, equipment, wires, seats and elements of structures installed inside aircraft (cabin, cargo compartment) and in aircraft critical areas (engine, body, wings) are suitable for fire situations: fire resistance, self-extinguishing, opacity measures, smoke toxicity threshold and thermal capabilities are evaluated and quantified.

These skills are appreciated by aerospace players and largely contributed to the success of LEFAE.

The same know-how is also applied to fires in the energy, rail and automotive sectors. Emitech Group is a natural representative for all the manufacturers concerned by qualification and commercialization requirements. LEFAE’s offer will benefit from better visibility and complete Emitech Group’s one.

With the joining of LEFAE as the 6th subsidiary, Emitech Group broadens its tests offer by the new field of competence. This acquisition meets therefore 2 strong needs: offer its customers even more comprehensive global service and develop the group’s potential market.

About EMITECH Group:

EMITECH was created in 1989 and with its subsidiaries EUROCEM, ADETESTS, ENVIRONNE’TECH, DIRAC, PIEME and LEFAE constitutes the EMITECH Group. The headquarter of EMITECH is located in Montigny-le-Bretonneux (France).
It consists of 17 facilities equipped with laboratories in EMC, radio, electrical security, flame, climate, mechanical, hydraulic, trustworthiness and acoustic areas. EMITECH Group specializes in equipment and materials certification (marking) and qualification via its 3 activities: test laboratory, consulting & engineering and training.  With 330 employees on 17 sites in France and estimated turnover of 31 M€ in 2017, EMITECH Group confronts its leading position in environmental tests.