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1922/1930 - Company "DE GIORGI" was founded at Saint-Claude. The first fixed V...






Company "DE GIORGI" was founded at Saint-Claude.

The first fixed V blade was mounted on the front side of the wheel loader having a manual lifting System (see on 99 video) with the components riveted, since welding did not exist during that period. At the time soldering did not exist get.

The following equipments were mounted school bus and the trucks usually used for the collect of milk un the mountains.

The other speciality of "DE GIORGI" was the boiler making industry (Oven, industrial heating)


1930/1956 - Studies about snow ejection are done in association with "Labourier"...






Studies about snow ejection are done in association with "Labourier" company which was a manufacturer of four wheel drive lorries.

The first turbines are aiso tested and sold in the whole French mountains.

Of course, nowadays turbines and turbo-blowers performances have highter quality.

They have a mechanical engineering more sophisticated.


1956/1972 - Replacement of "DE GIORGI" company by SICOMETAL JURA with two young...




Replacement of "DE GIORGI" company by SICOMETAL JURA with two young managers : Jean and Albert MANZONI.

The two brothers invent a new equipment : the first V blade convertible (shown on vidéo 99).

In SICOMETAL JURA factory ten workmen undertake theirjob with a will in small workshops.

The company has quickly a good réputation en finally the first orders arrived from Massifs ALPES, PYRENEES, CENtrAL and VOSGES.


1973/1987 - SICOMETAL JURA factory moves to Saint-Claude industrial area of 2500 m2 of...




SICOMETAL JURA factory moves to Saint-Claude industrial area of 2500 m2 of workshops are built for the production of snow equipment.
This new industrial structure provide a booming.

Economie time for the company which produce :
1 - Six types of V blades convertible
2 - Différent types of side-angle blade
3 - First starts of rotary equipments (turbines, blowers)
4 - First starts for special clearing snow equipments (Thomas wing flaps)


1988/1990 - SICOMETAL JURA progress and increases its market 1 - Investigations to...




SICOMETAL JURA progress and increases its market

1 - Investigations to find sales network ail over the France
2 - Investigations to find new market in the export business

Business trips to borders countries or countries like Canada and Morocco


1991/1994 - SICOMETAL décides to become a limited company for fiscal and juridical...








SICOMETAL décides to become a limited company for fiscal and juridical reasons.

This success full year provides snow equipments for two big markets :

1 : 1992 winter Olympic games
2 : NATO and UN with eight snow-blowers

and 15 snow-ploughs because of Yugoslavia war.


1994/1997 - New extension of the factory, 1500 m2 built for the exclusive production...






New extension of the factory, 1500 m2 built for the exclusive production of stainless steel salting machines.

The big investments for extension and stainless steel require careful attention on the production.

Association with Byelorussia and Dorstoïindustria company from Minsk to provide salting machines indented for Russia.


1997/1998 - Sales managers travel ail over the worid to present SICOMETAL S.A....






Sales managers travel ail over the worid to present SICOMETAL S.A. equipments. Nowadays, countries like Canada, Chile, Argentina, Turkey, Russia, Spain are customers.

The exportation morket represents 20 % of SICOMETAL S.A. Turnover.


1999/2000 - In comparison with European competitors, we have the reputation of making...






In comparison with European competitors, we have the reputation of making highly dependable equipment.

Exportation in China, Belgium, Czech Republic, Romania
Exportation in subcontracting in Iran and Oman
Sultana with blade anti protester

Average resuit in France, the market is very difficult but export is a good progress, we work in Portugal, U.K., Poland.
We have a project of joint-venture with the China Republic


2001/2002 - 5400 m2 of building. Design by DAO/CAO computer Completely built by...






5400 m2 of building.

Design by DAO/CAO computer

Completely built by SICOMETAL S.A.

National sales network with after sales services

International sales network with European community exclusive representative in the other countries.

Progression export + 20 %


2003/2004 - Many project are in final negotiation. Export in Italy Excellent...






Many project are in final negotiation.

Export in Italy

Excellent year in ail material and spores parts
Exhibition in Spain, Poland and Worid Mountain
Equipment in France


2004/2005 - Arrival of a revolutionary autonomous turbo-strawberry by used technical...






Arrival of a revolutionary autonomous turbo-strawberry by used technical resolutions:
X-TREM 520 is the first machine hydraulic 100 %.

By her technology, it opens a new epoch of clearing of snow.


2005/2006 - Strong progress of the turnover. X-TREM 520 after a season of tests...






Strong progress of the turnover.

X-TREM 520 after a season of tests and presentation to our future customers comes back in stage of marketing.

We also throw a saleuse carried news. After SICOVIS, it is in the turn of SICOBAND to make its appearance on the market.


2006/2007 - In spite of a soft winter, the business figure is in dead increase....


In spite of a soft winter, the business figure is in dead increase.

Our new product, Power station with automatic brine come to enlarge our range.

Our progress in export business increase.

The first sales of X-TREM 520 are coming.


2007/2008 - We are expanding our export sales with new countries such as Romania and...


We are expanding our export sales with new countries such as Romania and Algeria.


2008/2009 - We develop a Turbo-blower sand on a carrier UNIMOG to meet a specific need...


We develop a Turbo-blower sand on a carrier UNIMOG to meet a specific need Algeria and the other Maghreb countries.
Our sales took off in Algeria with our products and snow with the development of our blade B26 for sand.
Materials which have been approved by Daimler.
We start our first sales in Morocco with convertible bows and a new X-trem 520.


2009/2010 - We've completely redesigned our organization to meet the growth in sales...


We've completely redesigned our organization to meet the growth in sales and the need for innovation. Building skills with a training plan very "offensive" emphasizing the versatility of jobs.
Development of a blade and a salt spreader to mush for MULTY-CITY Prodim. Development of a new case "ECOMAT CAN BUS for our salt spreaders with data transfers.
Big success with our new 3-axis type blade NORTH CAPE.
Successful launch of our stainless spreader PT3 3 points with control at speed. Preparation of new equipment for the upcoming season.


NEW : SPRAYERS ECOPLUS
Our machines are made of 316L stainless steel to spread all kinds of de-icing....
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NEW : SPREADERS SICOVIS COMBI
The SICOVIS COMBI is specially designed to treat roads, highways, storage...
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NEW : AUTOMOTIVES X-TREM 440 / 520
Automotives X-TREMpropelled four-wheel steering with crab, have been developed...
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