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School canteens

Variety and a balanced diet are essential to young people. Socamel Technologies’ trolleys and ovens enable school canteens to give free reign to their culinary creativity whilst fully respecting food safety standards.

Our Company

  • Our missions and values
  • Socamel today
  • Our commercial coverage
  • Our history
  • Our technology
  • Our membership in the SYNEG
  • Our belonging to the Guillin Group

A leader in its market

Aiding the distribution of meals in institutions, especially those dedicated to healthcare, is at the heart of Socamel Technologies work.

This French SME is now the international leader in its sector. It has a 45% market share in France.

To achieve more than a third of its turnover through exporting, Socamel Technologies relies on:

  • its own premises;
  • a network of partners in nearly 40 countries.

Solid experience

  • 3 000 The number of trolleys sold by Socamel Technologies in 2014.
  • 70 000 The number of Socamel Technologies trolleys in operation every day, worldwide.
  • 2 500 000 The number of meals served every day with Socamel Technologies equipment.

A shared philosophy

Head office, foreign subsidiaries and distributors share the same values to offer the same service to clients, whatever the market.


Socamel Technologies’ head office, located in Renage (Isère), between Grenoble and Lyon, employs 160 people in production and support services.

United Kingdom

Socamel United Kingdom Ltd, Socamel Technologies’ British subsidiary, employs 10 people in Calne in the county of Wiltshire.

It shares the same Socamel Technologies commitments as regards to pre-sales, sales and after-sales. It stocks a range of spare parts, and its facilities include repair workshops and call-out vehicles.


Created this year, the Spanish subsidiary, SOCAMEL España has implemented its premises close to Barcelona.


SOCAMEL Deutschland, the brand new SOCAMEL Group subsidiary, joined us in February 2017 and is based in Berlin.


Socamel Technologies is present in more than 40 countries due to its network of international partners.

Resources to match its commitments

Socamel Technologies makes a fourfold promise to its clients by way of its four commitments. Each is and shall be kept, through suitable resources that are instituted with the long run in mind.

1st Commitment: to guarantee an optimal, safe and long-lasting choice

Socamel Technologies provides its clients with a multi-skilled team and a fleet of equipment.

A multi-skilled team 

  • Sector managers: specialised in institutional catering (logistics, HACCP recommendations, technical fields), they are your sole and first point of contact and coordinate specialist requirements.
  • Catering Consultants: from the catering trade, they audit the organisation and its catering and cooking services (cooking practices), suggest a bespoke meal distribution organisation and provide user training.
  • Expert Technicians: audit the existing fleet of equipment and the technical environment of the installations (refrigerated, I.T thermal) and provide maintenance and training of technical services.
  • Project Engineers: offer bespoke solutions, achieved through prototyping and an installation plan.

A sizeable fleet of equipment

This fleet is especially for:

  • demonstrations before investment;
  • temporary rentals.

2nd Commitment: performance guaranteed

Socamel Technologies offers its clients:

  • its manufacturing site of over 25,000 m²;
  • its Research & Development Department, including:
  1. a thermal, ventilation and electronics test laboratory;
  2. an independent prototyping unit;
  3. thermal and mechanical endurance test benches.
  • best Quality practices related to its ISO 9001- 2008 version certification;
  • Its Training centre, approved by the prefecture of the French county of Isère.

3rd Commitment: ongoing fleet monitoring

Socamel Technologies provides high performance technical monitoring via:

  • its Manufacturer’s Technical Assistance Service, organised by region, with three intervention levels to be closer to you:
  1. a hotline with technicians to answer client questions;
  2. internal expert technicians spread among 10 regions of France;
  3. a network of approved providers, who can cover the entire country;
  • its Maintenance and Repairs Service, at the factory: in addition to maintenance, it also provides clients with second-hand, guaranteed equipment to match their budgets as closely as possible.

4th Commitment: an environmentally-responsible approach

Socamel Technologies  :

  • is an active member of the recycling organisation Recys’tem Pro;
  • separates waste in its production unit;
  • trains its mobile teams each year on how to drive in an eco-friendly manner. 







SOCAMEL TECHNOLOGIES - BP 7 - 38148 RIVES Cedex - FRANCE - Tél : +33 (0)4 76 91 21 21 - Fax : +33 (0)4 76 91 21 31 - E-mail : socamel@socamel.comSocamel est une société du Groupe Guillin