A European group from France
Our history has always been accompanied by the evolution and trends of the sector: digitalization, new consumer habits and increasingly demanding consumer expectations in terms of food quality and safety.
- 1920Our story begins in France!
After the end of the First World War, the railway company PLM (Paris, Lyon, Mediterranean) decides to create a refrigerated transport company: the Société Française de Transports et Entrepôts Frigorifiques (STEF).
- 1980La Financière de l’Atlantique, created by Francis Lemor and Bernard Jolivet, buys STEF with the aim of building a leading group in temperature-controlled logistics.
In 1989, we developed our activity in Belgium and, two years later, the subsidiary SDF España was created.
- 1990During the 1990s, the first delivery company is consolidated: TFE. Financière de l'Atlantique becomes the sole shareholder and merges its two businesses as STEF-TFE. Its activity will be organized in three areas: logistics (STEF), transport (TFE) and services for sea products.
In 1995, we developed our activity in Portugal and, in 1998, the STEF Group was listed on the French stock exchange.
- 2012In 2012, we adopted a single commercial brand across all countries: STEF.