Santos: more than 65 years of history

March 3, 2021

Santos: more than 65 years of history

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Offering high quality products 100% made in France has always been a priority for Santos. Since 1954, all our machines are designed and manufactured in our factory, in Lyon, and our network of suppliers is local.

Santos appliances are hand-made by operators that are responsible of the appliance from the beginning of the production to the final control (100 % tested after assembly). Our solid international experience allows us to be very flexible, we always keep a maximum of items in stock, and we are able to meet tight deadlines.

Santos is now represented in more than 130 countries, including Cambodia and Laos, thanks to our network of resellers and importers who contribute to the success of our brand and products on their markets.


Santos, created in France, in 1954 by Andr√© Fouquet, manufactures commercial electrical equipment dedicated to bars, restaurants, juice bars, coffee shops… and offers three different product lines : Fresh Drinks, Food Preparation, Coffee.

Originally, the company was providing professional coffee grinders and cheese graters to small retailers. 65 years after the launch of the first products, Santos continues to grow and the R&D department develops new and innovative products based on our savoir-faire with respect to production of motors. This is one of the reasons why Santos products are reputed for their robustness and reliability.


Year after year, we develop innovative appliances that are the result of our experience of the market since 1954, and we focus more and more on developping eco-friendly products, integrating green technologies, to meet the needs of our customers.

In an eco-friendly approach, we use recyclable materials, such as stainless steel and aluminum, in order to combine robustness and respect for the environment.

Also, our appliances are built to last thanks to their design and the quality of their materials. We supply all spare parts to our customers so that our products are durable and endlessly repairable.