Facnor is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing furling systems. The company supplies many shipyards as well as ocean sailors who participate in well known races like the Vendée Globe, The Race and the Volvo Race, all sailing genuine "Formule 1" boats. Distribution wise, Facnor has developed a global network of dealers covering 35 countries.



  • An experience of over 35 years;
  • An engineering team qualified in metallurgy as well as composite materials;
  • A synergy of means in computerised design and production;
  • Human resources based on skills and dynamism;
  • Products tested in extreme conditions by the most experienced ocean skippers.
  • Group Synergie : complementary production means in plastic processing (Maillard, France) and hot forging ( Wichard, France)


Continuing innovation is the goal of the FACNOR Design Team which started in 1985 with the introduction of a new jib furler range featuring the patented telescopic section. Seven years later, FACNOR introduced the FACSLIDE® batten car system. This new system eliminated end stops on the cars and can fit on any type of mast. At the 1998 La Rochelle Boat Show, the complete FACNOR range of continuous line furling systems was awarded by the well-known « Innovation Award ».

 During Chicago show, in the beginning of 2011, Facnor officialy received the Pittman award in the "Racing Gear" catagory for the FlatDeck Jib Furler. Sail, an influential American magazine, awards the most innovative products available on the current marine market. The German magazine Segeln has presented to our agent, Carsten Burfeind, the 2012 Segeln Award, at "Düsseldorf Boot". This trophy rewards the FlatDeck furling system, winner in the « Sailing Equipment » category, and selected among nine products by the readers of the magazine.


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First 35 equiped with a Flat Deck jib furler


  • 80% of French yacht builders select FACNOR furlers for their new boats, which is proof of FACNOR’s high quality.
  • Outside of France FACNOR continues to grow with an international network of 35 dealers, and is fast becoming the world,standard for furling equipment.
  • Company of the Wichard Group, Worldwide marine Equipment Group.
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FlatDeck, Webbing furling and reefing system


  • Wide production capacity including 4 production sites;
  • Anodising baths among the longest  in the world; (Sparcraft-US) and Europe (Sparcraft);
  • Electrostatic powder painting box (Sparcraft-US);
  • Plasma CNC cutting machine;
  • CNC and traditional machining.
Facnor & Wichard Group presentation (pdf - 1624Ko)