Manutention industrielle de charges lourdes

ACIMEX is a french SME created in 1971, which offers handling equipment and vacuum devices for all domains: energy, metallurgy & aerospace, construction, tunnel, industrial automation.

Its vacuum lifters have many advantages compared to traditional lifting engines, such as quick lifting capacity, no deformations or marks on the load and being able to do several operations in a single motion.

ACIMEX started on the French territory in the lifting and handling of steel sheets, at the service of metallurgy and the steel industry. The company then spread its savoir-faire and its skills to the concrete and pipe industry.

The company has been a subsidiary of tunnel company CBE Group France since 2010. ACIMEX headquarters, Design Office and production workshop are located in Saint-Avertin, in the Loire Valley region. In 2016, the company opened a successful production workshop in Shaanxi, China.

ACIMEX in numbers:
• 45 years of experience
• 66 importing countries
• 150 machines produced / year
• 950 T lifting capacity / year

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Miniature vacuum lifter: the Easylift
Lifting - vehicles
Miniature vacuum lifter: the Easylift This tiny vacuum lifter can handle plates and sheets with a minimum diameter of 480 mm and a maximum weight of 300 kg. On a smaller scale, it can reproduce the same actions as a normally-sized lifter, notably the vacuum lifting operation which contributes to ACIMEX’s reputation. This new tool... See all news
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ACIMEX, leader in the handling of heavy loads

Find in this ACIMEX video all the domains of application in which ACIMEX is specialized, from concrete precast to bespoke machines.

Hydraulic Segment Turning Clamp

This is a hydraulic segment grab that turns tunnel segments from intrados to extrados and back up to a 360°-movement.

Autonomous Vacuum Storage Lifter ACIMEX

The self-contained storage lifter enables segments to be lifted and transported in complete safety; it is extremely flexible to use and compact.It has its own IC engine and it is very easy to use

TBM Erector

Acimex provides vacuum devices for TBM erectors. The erector is the specific element of the TBM that ensures firstly the gripping by vacuum using cylinders.

Versatile vacuum lifter

A verstaile vacuum device that demoulds, turns lifts and unloads heavy concrete pieces such as noise barriers or retaining walls of 14 tons.

ACIMEX Pipe Handling

This vacuum lifter lifts one or more steel or concrete pipes to lay them in an excavation, move them to a place of storage or load them.

Acimex - Starlift 1000

The vacuum system Starlift will handle tubes, pipes, tanks or any other cylindrical object. The handling by suction cups is the safest way to manipulate your products without mechanical contact.

Elaboration des frégates de la DCNS

ACIMEX expert de la manutention de charge lourde et leader de son secteur, s’est distingué en concevant et en réalisant un palonnier sur-mesure, livré sur le chantier de LORIENT.


Acimex provided a vacuum pipe lifter for handling 50 meter long pipes. Pipes are used for building an extension to the commercial harbour Nantes Saint-Nazaire.

ACIMEX, leader dans la manutention industrielle de charges lourdes

Retrouvez dans cette vidéo ACIMEX l’ensemble des domaines d’application dans lesquels l’entreprise s’est spécialisée, de la préfabrication béton à la conception de machines spéciales.

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  • Palonnier préparation béton

  • Chariot à voussoir

  • Pince hydraulique à voussoir

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  • Lifting - vehicles
  • Industrial handling of heavy loads
  • Vacuum lifting equipment
  • Form removal suction grips
  • Formwork vacuum lifting equipment
  • Mould stripper lifting beam
  • Mould stripper lifting beam turner
  • Lifting beams with suction grips
  • Vacuum lifting beams
  • Tube holder lifting beams
  • Heavy goods handling lifting beams
  • Lifting beam turner
  • Lifting beams for arch liners
  • Mechanical handling for concrete
  • Form removal grips
  • Suction lifting
  • Air vacuum lifting
  • Vacuum handling
  • Suction grip handling system
  • Handling gear for heavy loads
  • Sheet metal handling systems
  • Handling grips
  • Lifting grabs
  • Formwork removal grips
  • Mechanical lifting grabs
  • Hydraulic lifting clamp
  • Arch liner hydraulic clamps
  • Arch liner mechanical clamps
  • Suction handling gear for heavy loads
  • Suction grips

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