Nos expertises


Hot and cold steel drawing and rolling

An undisputed specialist in steel rolling and drawing, FORLAM group meets specific industrial needs which can’t be satisfied by standard products. Through the processing of stainless steel, carbon steel, special steels and titanium, the Group’s rolling mills and steelworks are able to offer custom solutions for the most demanding industries, such as rail and engineering.

To cement its place as European market leader in rail fishplates, FORLAM group has invested in Transalys, a company specialising in rail equipment distribution. This will form a strategic partnership that will enable the Group to offer a complete range of equipment to its customers including sole plates, railpads and tie systems, and enable it to position itself as a global supplier of solutions.

With this same ambition, the ALMAR joint venture was established in 2021. The collaboration between FORLAM and Austrian company Martin Schienentechnik has been created to develop and distribute a range of glue insulated joints for the rail sector.

Key figures
  • €52m
  • 50 000 tons
    of steel processed per year
  • 270
Our client references
Environmental responsibility

For several years FORLAM group has been committed to reducing its environmental impact, including the implementation of environmentally responsible processes within the steelworks and rolling mills. Today, more than 50% of production is made from recycled steel from rail industry waste, such as railway tracks or worn out axle trees.

  • -75%
    water consumption
  • -45%
    gas consumption
  • -50%
    electricity consumption
  • 99%
    waste reclaimed
Production sites
  • 52A Route de Colombe- BP 60
    38147 Rives sur Fure CEDEX
  • Route des Aciéries
    38140 Apprieu
  • 3 rue des Sports
    38420 Domène
Advantages that make the difference
  • Selection of different steel grades
  • R&D department integrated into each production site
  • Bespoke production to customer specification
  • Process reliability
  • Component traceability
  • Automation for machining parts at large scale

In the rolling operation, where development of bespoke products is needed, innovation is essential. This is why the Group wanted each production site to have an associated R&D department. Being directly on site, it allows for better communication between the industrial teams. This proximity is a major advantage, and ensures greater creativity and maximum reactivity.

Main markets targeted
  • Rail
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Agricultural machines and tools
  • Cutlery
Standards and Certifications