70 years of innovation

In 1946, Emile Beizermann founded SOCAMEL, Société de Construction d’Armoires Mécaniques et Electriques. With three members of staff, the family business was set up in Renage.

SOCAMEL first specialised in manufacturing warming trolleys for the bulk distribution of meals in hospitals. Its groundbreaking spirit enabled SOCAMEL to be behind many innovations that have left an indelible mark on institutions chiefly the concept of “cook chill”.

Today, Socamel Technologies is the world leader in institutional catering logistics in the healthcare, educational and prison sectors.


At every stage, Socamel Technologies has broken new ground to provide optimal customer service and increased patient comfort. Summary of the major stages…

The 1960s

Introduction of personalised meal trays for hospital catering.
Creation of the first assembly and preparation lines.

The 1970s

New production technique: “Cook Chill” or “Deferred Catering”.

The 1980s

New concepts developed for hospital and school catering and all forms of institutional catering (companies, armed forces, etc.).

The 1990s

Three major innovations patented: Double Flow / Ergoserv, Cook-In-Pack, Rotofour).
International development starts.

The 2000s

A new generation of trolleys has enabled Socamel Technologies to retain its place as market leader: Compact’Clim Plus and Double Flow Plus.

The 2010s

The 2020s