Posted on 21st March, 2019


French audio brand, Focal is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. Expect some special 40th Year editions coming very soon.

Born in 1979 in Saint-Etienne in France, Focal celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

This substantial milestone will be marked with a variety of celebrations by the French brand. Focal is renowned for its manufacturing expertise in sound solutions, and for always being dedicated to honouring the emotion of music and its customers.

From local manufacturer to global brand

Focal’s first speaker driver manufacturing workshop was set up within a precision mechanics company in Saint-Etienne, France, in 1979. Forty years on, still in Saint-Etienne, Focal is hugely proud with what it has achieved. The achievements include the brand's upscaled industrial sites which now boasts around 250 employees working for their CEO Christophe Sicaud.

A leader in the home hi-fi loudspeakers market, the brand quickly went on to conquer the in-car sector, professional studios and the audiophile headphones sector, offering unique, high-end equipment. Today, alongside electronics expert Naim Audio as part of the Vervent Audio Group, Focal’s reach extends to all four corners of the globe.

Four decades of innovation

Focal 40th Anniversary

With speaker driver and high-fidelity loudspeaker development at its core, Focal has always invested in acoustic research. The brand closely oversees every step in the creation of its Made in France products, from the development process through to its manufacturing techniques. Also, thanks to cutting-edge research into cones and speaker drivers especially, between design and materials, the brand has built an impressive catalogue of patent-protected technologies. Focal has made revolutionary advances for both itself and for the world of High-Fidelity more generally, cementing its own singularity.

'40 year' collection

Strive for excellence, always. Preserve the unique French expertise, as a matter of course: Focal was born from these values and has grown alongside them. They are its DNA and its strength. To mark its anniversary, the brand intends to continue its mission and its passion, as well as to commemorate its history.

In May Focal will unveil a range of products specially developed for its 40th birthday at Munich’s High-End Exhibition. We look forward to bringing you the news from Munich.

For more information, go to Focal.


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