A century of family entrepreneurship

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1902

Clarence Léon Delachaux starts an industrial company dedicated to the cable car, the revolutionary mode of transportation of that time.

 

 

1917

A new plant is built in Gennevilliers (Paris- France) to sustain the growth of the company and its diversification in aluminothermic welding and conductor bars.

1920

Clarence Léon Delachaux takes part in the electrification of the Shanghai metro, demonstrating an early vocation for an international presence.

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Delachaux Philippe

1936

Philippe Delachaux, the eldest son of Clarence Leon Delachaux, and his 3 brothers (Jean, Pierre and André) manage the company’s operations.

The Delachaux Group continues its policy of innovation and growth while strenghtening its expertise in rail welding, subways and tramways electrification, conductor bars and chromium metal production.

François DELACHAUX

1974

François Delachaux succeeds his father and is appointed CEO of Delachaux Group.

During 30 years under his leadership, the Group accelerates its external growth to strengthen the various Divisions and its international presence.

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Since 2011

Stéphane Delachaux, François Delachaux' cousincompletes the take-private acquisition of the Delachaux Group together with CVC Capital Partners.

Acquisitions

Targeted acquisitions support our development and allow us to consolidate our technological and geographical leadership.

1975

Acquisition of the U.S. company INSUL-8

1987

Acquisition of the French company EEM CEFILAC

1987

Acquisition of the French company ALUMINOTHERMIQUE

1994

Acquisition of the U.S. company MATWELD

1995

Acquisition of the Italian company COMES

1999

Acquisition of the French company STEDEF

2003

Acquisition of British company PANDROL

2007

Acquisition of the German Group WAMPFLER

2008

Acquisition of the Swedish company ROSENQVIST

2010

Acquisition of the German company PLOTZ

2011

Acquisition of the Spanish company KLK

2012

Acquisition of the Australian company INTERCAST

2014

Acquisition of the Belgian company CDM Track

2015

Acquisition of the Indian company HARSHAD

2018

Acquisition of the German company LJU