Inventor of the tubular motor for rolling shutters in 1959

In 1959, SIMU invented the tubular motor for rolling shutters, a technology which has since become the market standard. Since then, we have continued to expand our knowledge, our expertise of the market and our dedication to our customers’ activities.

With 70 years of experience, SIMU has become a name brand in France and on the international stage! We design, manufacture and market motors, control systems and accessories for residential, industrial, commercial and solar protection closures.

Our customers benefit from our expertise and innovative technical solutions for rolling shutters, awnings, screens, and rolling doors in retail or industrial buildings.

A brand of the SOMFY Group

SIMU joined the SOMFY Group in 1991. The SIMU brand focuses on the mid-range segment, providing manufacturers and installers of rolling shutters, blinds and garage doors with products that supplement Somfy’s solutions.

With operations in 58 countries, Somfy is the world leader in the automation of doors and windows in homes and professional buildings. Somfy is a key provider in the home sector with its innovative motors and control systems.

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The values


Powered by many years of experience, we work hand-in-hand with our partners on a daily basis. Unafraid to get our hands dirty, we consult on their specific needs and help them deploy projects to improve their everyday business operations.


What you see is what you get. We do what we say we are going to do, showing up for our partners by acting with goodwill, commitment and humility to guarantee their satisfaction.


From our overarching culture to our day-to-day actions, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of partnering. With a give and take mindset, we generate connections that lead to mutual value. For us, working together is success.

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A fewfigures

Over 50% of revenue generated internationally
81 M€ of revenue in 2022
> 96% High service rate
58 countries around the world distribute SIMU products
100% of our customers recommend us
70 years of experience
70 years of experience
French brand
French brand
Inventor of the tubular motor
Inventor of the tubular motor
100% of our customers would recommend simu
100% of our customers would recommend simu