• At the top of Edify’s family tree is a wool weaving business founded in Roubaix in 1855 by the Despature family. A century later, the same family founded Damart, which became a jewel in the French textiles industry.
  • The story continues with Damart’s acquisition of Somfy in 1984: in just a few years, this small company from Haute-Savoie became world leader in automatic controls for openings and closures in homes and buildings. The family then decided to invest in other manufacturing companies through a specific investment division, Somfy Participations.
  • At the end of 2014, this entity became Edify, operating independently and listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Edify’s reference shareholder is therefore an entrepreneurial family business that has held uninterrupted majority control of the Somfy and Damart groups for more than 30 years.