Exxelia SIC SAFCO celebrates its 100th anniversary !

Founded in 1921, SIC SAFCO, the historical brand of our electrolytic capacitors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!


Founded in 1921, SIC SAFCO, the historical brand of our electrolytic capacitors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!

We have come a long way since the creation of the Société Industrielle des Condensateurs (SIC)!

In 1930, Louis Ségal, the founder of SIC, set up his company in Colombes, in the Hauts de Seine region of France, and presented a patent for the manufacture of a three-phase capacitor with insulated wound sheets.  

In 1935, the French company for the manufacture of electrical capacitors (SAFCO) was born. SAFCO merged with SIC in 1954 to form the SIC SAFCO brand. 


This is the beginning of a great adventure for SIC SAFCO which will launch several ranges of capacitors such as : 


- The SNAPSIC range of aluminium electrolytic snap-in capacitors 
- The CUBISIC range of aluminium electrolytic radial capacitors 
- The FELSIC range of aluminium electrolytic capacitors with screw terminal

Some changes for SIC SAFCO which inaugurates its new site in Saint Nazaire in 2011 then change of name in 2015 for Exxelia SIC SAFCO.

In 2018, with the merger of Exxelia's French entities, Exxelia SIC SAFCO becomes Exxelia SAS.

Let's finish with the last news of the brand: the release in 2021 of the CUBISIC SLP range of radial electrolytic aluminium capacitors. 

Published on 11 Jun 2021 by Valentine Taffineau

Exxelia brand celebrates its 10-year anniversary!

Exxelia brand celebrates its 10-year anniversary!  @Exxelia #poweringperformance #Exxelia10years Paris, France - August 29th 2019 – Exxelia, a leading global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered passive components and electromechanical solutions, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its brand by confirming its market growth. The group Exxelia was born from the merge of five long-established companies with complementary activities and know-how (Eurofarad, Firadec, Sic Safco, Microspire and Astema). Today, Exxelia counts thirteen manufacturing sites located in France, the United States, Vietnam and Morocco. Embedded into the most advanced commercial aircrafts, the latest generation of fighter jets, onboard the most prestigious space exploration missions such as ChangE4 and Insight, Exxelia products have always been the trusted choice where the environment is harsh and reliability a must. Paul Maisonnier, CEO of Exxelia says: “Over the past 10 years, Exxelia has double its revenue thanks to organic growth and strategic acquisitions. We are proud to be recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom solutions with a worldwide reputation for performance and quality.” Looking ahead, Exxelia focuses on expanding its international presence to become the pure player world leader of complex passive components for high reliability applications. To see Exxelia’s latest success stories, visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/ #poweringperformance