COFICAB is a member of ELLOUMI Group, founded in 1946 by Mr. Taoufik Elloumi in Tunisia. ELLOUMI Group is the biggest industrial and exporting group in Tunisia. It specializes in a wide variety of services, including automotive, power, and telecom cables, wire harnesses, agribusiness, real-estate, urban planning, retail, home appliances and consulting. ELLOUMI Group comprises 30 subsidiary companies worldwide and employs over 10 000 people.
AN HOMAGE TO MR. MOHAMED TAOUFIK ELLOUMI
THE LATE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF ELLOUMI GROUP
Mr. Elloumi (April 1921 - March 2005) founded the number one industrial and exporting group in Tunisia over a lifetime of hard work. He founded the basis of the Group’s DNA, consisting in the values that characterized his person and his exceptional path through the group: respect, equality, integrity, a sense of responsibility, abnegation in work, and perseverance in effort.
“[…] (Mohamed Taoufik Elloumi) marked his life with an unequaled commitment. He reached the peak of Entrepreneurial giving and never stepped back down. He knew how to indefinitely maintain himself on the podium. Mohamed Taoufik Elloumi was, in his own right, one of the pioneers who wrote a glorious page in the country’s industrialization’s history. He kept on pushing the boundaries of possibility, powered by his beliefs and avant-garde vision. He was prepared very early to become a manager, even before he revealed his visionary quality. He was driven by an incredible thirst to develop, a thirst that is only proper to the breed of builders.
He fostered an energy that could not be confined to a small production space, unfitting of his ambitions. Nevertheless, he managed to keep this energy under a calm and serene demeanor. He emanated a sort of calm strength and assurance that solicited both admiration and respect. Mohamed Taoufik Elloumi was more about actions and less about words.
[…] His penchant towards discretion, modesty, abnegation, and friendship had no bounds. He never lost sight of his values. He played a big role in the Tunisian industrialization adventure since the country’s independence. He trusted his intuition and good fortune, all the while being impossibly methodical and organized. Everyone knew how demanding he was. Some might even say he was uncompromising when it came to the disciplinary boundaries he knew how to set, without having to use force or threats. He had enough authority not to need to exercise it.”
L’Economiste Maghrébin of April 13th to April 27th 2005