Our mission

We maintain your passion alive by allowing you to advance, sharing intenses senses. All these reasons make us want to design, in France and for over 140 years, innovative, reliable, successful products. And to improve them by staying permanently attentive because you are at the heart of cycle. We will always achieve more through your passion.

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A family history

Matthieu and Aurélien Brunet represent the 5th family generation at the head of the company. These two sporty brothers are keen to continue the work of innovation and quality that has been carried out for generations on these premises.

Zéfal is a large family made up of a hundred employees working together on the same site, in Jargeau in the Loiret region. The co-construction mode of teamwork allows everyone to give their point of view and be heard by the other members of the team.

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Innovative accessories...

100% of our product are conceived and designed by cycling enthusiasts. Zéfal is at the origin of many innovations that have marked the history of cycling, and our teams perpetuate this permanent research by offering you accessories that are always more efficient thanks to innovative technologies.

...sustainable and high quality !

All of our bicycle accessories are subjected to high-level testing in our research and development centre. Endurance tests, waterproofing tests, resistance tests, not to mention tests under real conditions carried out by professionals and enthusiasts. Every effort is made to put the products you use to the test.

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French Manufacturing

More than 60% of Zéfal accessories are manufactured in France, in our factory based in Jargeau, Loiret. During the creation of our accessories, we analyse all the industrialization options in order to offer you a product made in France when possible. At Zéfal, we prefer to offer you durable quality at an affordable price.

In 2017 we won our bet by relocating the production of the Profil Max FP60 floor pump to our factory in France. A 100% French floor pump, with a resolutely vintage style thanks to its wooden handle from the Jura Forests.

And why "Zéfal" ?

Zéfal is the combination of Zephyr, the personification of the wind in Greek mythology, and Duralumin (an aluminium alloy) used in the manufacture of the first Zéfal pump in 1934. The name of the company has changed several times during its history. Since 1998, the company has taken the name of its main brand, Zéfal.

Over 140 years of experience

1880

E.Sclaverand, inventor of the Presta valve, founds the Etablissements E.Sclaverand of metal turning in Paris.

1887

1st patent filed by E.Sclaverand (pneumatic stamp).

1892

The brothers Alcide, Félix and Alfred Rousseau create their company AFA in Paris.

1893

Etienne Sclaverand receives the silver medal at the Chicago World's Fair.

1899

Registration of a new toe-clip system by the AFA company.

1900

Edouard-Charles Morin buys the Sclaverand company.

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1919

Louis Poutrait acquires the AFA establishment.

1922

The Poutrait establishments acquire exclusive rights to the toe-clip developed by Eugène Christophe.

1923

Morin establishments register its first 2 trademarks: Rafale and Tornade.

1925

Poutrait's product developments are rewarded with the victory in the European Grand Prix of the Alfa Romeo equipped with the Excelsior AFA shock absorber.

1934

Presentation of the extra-light "Zéfal" pump, made entirely of duralumin.

1935

The Poutrait and Morin establishments merge and take the name Poutrait-Morin

1938

Creation of a factory in Jargeau in the Loiret.

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1949

Launch of the Solibloc pump. The first pump designed without a bottom.

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1972

Creation of the HP pump. The first frame pump that can reach high pressures.

1979

Poutrait-Morin receives the Oscar for export from the French government for its international sales performance.

1989

Invention of the first mini telescopic MTB pump. The Mini Double Shot.

1993

Launch of the bottles range.

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1997

The company leaves the Paris region for good to set up its head office on the production site in Jargeau in the Loiret.

1998

Poutrait-Morin take the name of its most popular brand, Zéfal.

2000

Zéfal continue to diversify into bycicle accessories through external growth. New product are incorporated into the Jargeau factory following the purchase of several companies (mudguards, luggage rack, lubricants, rim tapes).

2007

Matthieu Brunet becomes CEO. With his brother Aurélien, they are the 5th generation (Morin family) at the head of the family business.

2008

Eurobike Gold Award for the innovation of the Lock'N Roll anti-theft system. Subsequently, a whole range of anti-theft devices is launched and confirms Zéfal's expertise in bicycle safety (bell, mirrors).

2016

Launch of the Profil Max FP60 floor pump, with manufacturing relocated to France.

2017

Long-distance cycling is a passion for Zéfal staff and the brand is fully committed to this new practice by offering luggage and other accessories.

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2019

Change of logo and graphic identity.

2020

Launch of the Pulse L2 bottle cage, 18g only, made in France.