In 2006 FBO company results of the merger of the Company “Forges de Belles Ondes” founded in 1954 and “Pneumatic Union” established in 1961.
FBO SAS with a capital of 2 million euros, supplier of railway rolling stock, employs about 120 people for a turnover of around 15 million euros of which 90% are made in the railway business and nearly 40% in direct export.
FBO designs and supplies products including pneumatic / electro-pneumatic systems to meet the specific needs of its customers, for all rail rolling vehicles, offering reliability and performance :
- the Vebeo fitting,
- the pneumatic suspension valves,
- the sandblasting,
- the windscreen wiper & washing system,
- and air-control equipment for railway safety and comfort.
FBO allows appreciated responsiveness by its major customers in France and abroad.
The headquarters and final assembly plant are located in SAINT JUNIEN (Haute-Vienne, 400 km south-west of PARIS).
ZI de Boisse - 9 rue Montgolfier
Phone : +33 (0) 555 02 26 32
Fax : +33 (0) 555 02 55 25
The site ROLAMPONT (Haute-Marne, 300 km south-east of PARIS) is dedicated to the production - forging and machining - and the mounting range of Vebeo fittings.
Route de Villiers
Phone : +33 (0) 325 84 72 38
Fax : +33 (0) 325 88 79 24
The export activities mainly concern Europe with agents with whom FBO has agreements for prospecting and customer tracking.
Asia also includes interests for FBO, evidenced by the joint venture established in China since 2000 and various supplies for connection, ball valves, sand ejectors or HST windscreen wiper delivered for rail projects in Korea.
FBO operates in a total quality approach from the design of its products and with EN ISO 9001 certified organization since the early 1990s.
FBO is also IRIS certificated since July 2016. That confirms the special position of FBO among the top of the railway industry suppliers.
FBO is, now, EN 15085 (class 4) certified, positioning the company as a railway rolling stock designer according to the most challenging welding standards
- railways safety operation,
- safety of travelers.
Since 2010 FBO has signed the "Business Convention for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development" that integrates various CSR management dimensions :
- Environmental especially with respect for Reach standards, Rohs,
- Civil society and local life.
FBO has many certifications :
- in Railways field with its customers :
- OEMs and sub-contractors,
- railways operators (SNCF, RATP,DB, RENFE, ...)
- in Navy field with product approvals by Veritas.