A majority stake in the company GAMESYSTEM

The FRENEHARD & MICHAUX®-Group expands its skills by taking a majority stake in the company GAMESYSTEM


The industrial group Frénéhard & Michaux, a historical player in roofing and gutter fastening, as well as a major player in access and safety at work at height, is acquiring a majority stake in the company Gamesystem® and is thus pursuing its ambitions for development in the industrial sector, especially in the business of fall arrest systems for working at height safely.


With a turnover of €162 million and 1,000 employees in France, Spain and the Netherlands, the Frénéhard & Michaux Group offers a complete range of products for accessing, moving and working at height, under a common concept named “TRUST AT HEIGHT®”. These solutions (ladders, lightweight rolling platforms, scaffolding, guardrails, lifelines, anchors, mobile anchoring systems, harnesses), chosen by professionals in the construction and industrial sectors to combine safety and productivity, are marketed under the TUBESCA-COMABI®, SECURIGARD®, SYAM®, SKYWORKS®, TENDO® and ARTUB® brands.

Founded in 1979 in Montbonnot-Saint-Martin (38), the Gamesystem® company generates a turnover of €12.5 million with 115 employees in France, Spain and Italy. For more than 40 years, it has been developing, manufacturing and installing fall protection solutions for industrial plants and buildings. It is also a recognized training center for safety at work at height.


A win-win operation with many benefits for both companies

« This shareholding strengthens the group’s expertise based on the TRUST AT HEIGHT® concept. In addition to the different standard solutions we already offer, GAMESYSTEM® will enable us to complete our range with customized and specific solutions, especially in the industrial sector. Our range of services will also be extended to all the group’s customers » Bernard Rothan, Chairman of the Frénéhard & Michaux Group.

« The stake acquisition of Frénéhard & Michaux, family group in accordance with our values, in our company will enable us to continue our development both in France and abroad by strengthening our collective protection solutions. We are proud of this new affiliation and will join the Frénéhard & Michaux group’s corporate visual identity. We will also quickly take our new logo. » Arnaud Cuny, Managing director of Gamesystem.

This majority shareholding enables Frénéhard & Michaux to strengthen itself in order to speed up its development and diversification of its activities. This is also fully in line with its current strategy of offering suited solutions that meet the needs of professionals at all levels.


About Frénéhard and Michaux®

Frénéhard & Michaux, a family group of French industrial companies, supports the roofing specialists in their new markets for the building cover and will focus in the future on fall protection solutions and work safety at height. All the companies in the Frénéhard & Michaux group (Frénéhard, Securigard, TUBESCA-COMABI, FMS Ringue, Skyworks, Tendo, Artub, Roy, FM TSN, FM Merlet, Syam and GAMESYSTEM) share the same industrial tradition, a great expertise in aluminium and steel forming, and the same idea of height (scaffolding and ladders, accessories for roofs and roofing, fall protection and guardrails). TRUST AT HEIGHT® is therefore the prerogative of their respective activities and their common denominator. The group currently generates a turnover of €175 million, of which 20% is generated outside France. It consolidates 1,115 people on 10 production sites in France and 10 subsidiaries abroad (Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy).

Frénéhard & Michaux is a large French industrial group. Its goal is to create synergies between all its units in order to generate significant ideas and strengthen the core businesses of each company. It aims at capitalizing on its historical brands to win new markets, expand its presence in the construction and industrial markets and forge a leading European group with industrial roots in France.

A+A exhibition in Düsseldorf: thank you all!

We really thank all visitors of the A+A exhibition in Düsseldorf for the best welcome given to TRUST AT HEIGHT !

Frénéhard & Michaux group entities (Frénéhard, Syam and Tubesca-Comabi) were proud of presenting TRUST AT HEIGHT to interessed customers during the A+A exhibition (Düsseldorf) from 5th to 8th November.

TRUST AT HEIGHT gathers our best solutions and products to access, move and work at height :

1/ Audit, consulting, design, training, location, installation and follow-up,

2/ Stepstools, stepladders, lightweight individual rolling platforms,

3/ Ladders and roof ladders,

4/ Material hoist,

5/ Fixed, rolling, shielded scaffolding, and scaffolding on consoles,

6/ Hooped ladders,

7/ Bridges and light well,

8/ Skylight protections,

9/ Fixed and mobile anchors, climbing protections,

10/ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),

11/ Temporary guardrails on roofs and bottom of roof slopes,

12/ Permanent guardrails for flat roofs and balconies.


For information, Frénéhard & Michaux group entities are involved in:

– Building construction, development and renovation,

– Restoration of historical monuments and creation of special structures,

– Industrial maintenance in the aeronautics, transport and energy sectors.

Paris Préventica exhibition: thank you all!

We really thank all visitors of the Paris Préventica exhibition for the best welcome given to TRUST AT HEIGHT ! Frénéhard & Michaux group entities (Frénéhard, Syam and Tubesca-Comabi) were proud of presenting TRUST AT HEIGHT to interessed customers during the Paris Préventica exhibition (Porte de Versailles) from 21st to 23rd May. TRUST AT HEIGHT gathers […]

The TUBESCA-COMABI, FRÉNÉHARD and ROY catalogues 2019 have arrived!

The new TUBESCA-COMABI, FRÉNÉHARD and ROY catalogues are available! Discover all our new products through these three catalogues!

FRÉNÉHARD & MICHAUX and CM-CIC Investissement: a high-powered encounter.

Scale the heights with us by reading the insert published in Les Echos at the beginning of November. Mr Frénéhard, Chairman of the Frénéhard & Michaux group and Mr Aubert, CM-CIC Investissement, discuss the close relations between their entities.


Just eighteen months after integrating Tubesca-Comabi, the French group Frénéhard & Michaux continued its external growth by acquiring companies in the Syam group on 29 March 2018. Syam markets a particularly innovative solution for preventing falls from a height.

This new merger thus expands the range of access and fall arrestor solutions and confirms the strategic focus of the Group “Trust at height®“.


“This merger gives us a chance to intensify the installation of the SYAM and increase the number of French and international users. This new manufacturing muscle will also be an opportunity to expand our product range fairly quickly by adding new products. These new items could be distributed under our original sales pattern which includes training and routine verification of equipment”, states Xavier Julliard, founder of the Syam group.

“This acquisition makes Frénéhard & Michaux one of the rare European players to offer such a complete range including collective and individual protection solutions”, notes Bernard Rothan, Chairman of the group, with satisfaction.


To find out more about the SYAM group: http://www.syam.fr/ 

FRÉNÉHARD Catalogue 2018

The 2018 edition of the FRÉNÉHARD catalogue is available. Discover the entire range of products, especially the new additions, in this new edition.

Download the 2018 catalogue: CATALOGUE_2018_Webversion

Trust at height®, a universal concept

People in their thousands trust our products to access, move and work at height every day. We are bound and motivated by this trust. It guides our projects and decisions at all times.

Browse through this brochure to get an idea of what we do with Trust at height® at Frénéhard & Michaux.

Download the brochure: Plaquette_La hauteur en confiance®_FRENEHARD&MICHAUX_FR


New Tubesca-Comabi site

The new Tubesca-Comabi site is online. Ergonomic and totally dedicated to sector professionals, here you will find the entire access at height and work at height range.

Visit the new site here: www.tubesca-comabi.com

Press conference

The Frénéhard & Michaux acquisition of Tubesca-Comabi announced at the end of last July became official on 29 September 2016. The group will unveil its new visual identity during a small press breakfast on 3 March 2017.