Our history


In 1977, H. Simoëns was regularly confronted with the constraints of getting rid of waste in silo or hopper type storage units. At the time, to solve this problem, the inflatable panel was the main solution. Certainly efficient, this principle didn’t however apply to all kinds of materials. Moreover, it led to significant costs in terms of installation and upkeep as well as maintenance difficulties.


The origin of the AIRCHOC® air canon is based on the principle of the flush. The idea was to develop a mechanism located outside of its area of intervention. However, the energy had to be different. In the industry, compressed air is the least harmful energy and readily available in nearly everywhere.



For several months, research and tests were carried out based on this principle by imagining an instantaneous opening system. The concept seemed promising.

Through sheer perseverance, H. Simoëns took out his first patent on the AIRCHOC® air canon in 1978 and created STANDARD INDUSTRIE International.



Very quickly, these recommendations attracted other customers.


In 1981, STANDARD INDUSTRIE International was crossing borders. 


Strengthened by his budding expertise and knowledge of the market, H. Simoëns therefore decided to set up branches in Europe: Spain, Italy, Belgium, the UK and Germany. From the 90s, its development spread to Mexico, South Africa, Canada, the USA, China and South East Asia. In 2012, the American branch STANAM INDUSTRIES opened in Clearwater, FL.


In addition to its geographical development, STANAM INDUSTRIES diversified its range of solutions:


–  The AIRCHOC® air canon evolved: different configurations, tank capacities adapted to the needs of each customer, applications extended to numerous industries, etc.
The range of STANDARD INDUSTRIE International air canons, designed to respond to clogging and concretion problems, is now the largest on the market.


–  In the early 90s, STANDARD INDUSTRIE International developed the POWERNET and GIRONET, this equipment was designed to carry out silo and hopper cleaning services. After this important development, STANAM INDUSTRIES, also begin offering this service to customers in the US market.


–  We have been a supplier of mobile vacuum cleaners for a regional manufacturer, nationally renowned for the quality of their material. 4 years later, H. Simoëns purchased the manufacturer. Having taken on this knowledge, STANDARD INDUSTRIE International enlarged its business with the “Industrial Vacuum Cleaning” range.


–  In 2005, H. Simoëns decided to enrich STANDARD INDUSTRIE International’s business by acquiring a patent for the optimisation of traditional conveyors belts. He sold this solution under the name LIFTUBE® and, over the years, developed it with several versions.


Since 1978, STANDARD INDUSTRIE International has therefore been specialising and diversifying in the design and manufacturing of equipment. Its aim: to facilitate the conveying of bulk material and powder products safely while respecting the environment.