The first known wheeled automation equipment in France was manufactured, in an archaic manner but in accordance with an ingenious principle, in the Toulouse region by Mr Ridez from 1982 to 1992.

Claude Pédarribes, designer of AKIA System automation equipment, continued to develop this clever technology in 1993.


Now AKIA has the longest track record in designing, manufacturing and selling wheeled motor drives.

Our wheeled motor drives are used to motorise swing and sliding gates for domestic as well as collective or industrial use. Telescopic swimming pool enclosures and rolling decks can also be automated with Akia wheeled motors. They come in the form of motor drive kits.


The designer of the wheeled motor drive: Claude Pédarribes

After initial and higher education studies in highly-rated technical State schools (Arsenal), Claude Pédarribes completed his studies in the USA at the Columbia University School of Engineering. 


With a keen interest in technique and mechanics, he has dedicated his life to enhancing his knowledge and skills in these areas.


Claude Pédarribes, designer of Akia’s wheeled motor drives

Also passionate about motor sport and a talented driver in the 1960s and 1970s, when he won numerous races and rallies, Claude always endeavoured to improve the functioning of the techniques by constantly aiming for simplicity and performance.


The reliability and durability of the motor drives manufactured by AKIA System, of unrivalled quality on the current market, are the result of these years of reflection and of the collaboration established with highly qualified IT and electronics technicians.


AKIA France – Manufacturer of wheeled motor drives

Akia System is a family-run company which was originally located in Irun, in the Spanish Basque Country, from 2001 to 2013, after which the partners decided to move the production and distribution of motor drives to France.


Outside the Akia France and SIAM companies in Pau, Nouvelle Aquitaine region

In April 2013, the AKIA France Company, managed by Thibaut Pédarribes, took over from the AKIA System Company.

It now shares premises with the SIAM Company (sale and installation of fasteners and automation equipment) in Ousse, in the Pyrénées Atlantiques department.


We decided to get local businesses, located in the French and Spanish Pyrenees, to produce the components of our motor drives.


AKIA France is a steadily growing company which currently exports its wheeled motor drives to Europe and Africa.

Satisfying our customers is the continuing purpose of our company.