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Mecalectro timeline

  • 1902

    Mr Maurice Mosnier, a young engineer with an applied arts and crafts degree, creates an eponymous company in Montrouge. Driven by a creative spirit and blessed with a daring nature, Maurice Mosnier was determined to develop a new generation of electromagnets.

  • 1945

    Mr Dupont, a former production manager, is running the recently acquired company. He continues the business for two years before deciding to sell the company in 1948.

  • 1948

    Four partners, Messrs Melut, Langrand, Malabry and Mazard purchase the company and name it Mecalectro.

  • 1950

    Paris Fair.

  • 1968

    Construction of a tailor-made factory in Massy to meet the challenges of the company’s development and innovation. Mecalectro leaves Montrouge.

  • 1970

    The partners split up after the company is purchased by BANEXI, a subsidiary of the BNP. Mecalectro then becomes a simplified joint-stock company.

  • 1983

    Mecalectro is sold to the company CROUZET, a French constructor specializing in automation components.

  • 1990

    Mecalectro is purchased following an employee buyout by Messrs Roger CHAMPT, Deputy CEO of SEXTANT AVIONIQUE and Jean Claude CHABIN, then the Industrial Director at CROUZET.

  • 1998

    Mecalectro reaches 50.

  • 2018

    Mecalectro celebrates its 70th anniversary.

  • 2019

    Taken over by its managing executives, financially backed by the PENINSULAR Capital investment fund.

  • 2020

    Mecalectro is highly active during the Covid-19 crisis, manufacturing actuators that are a component of the ventilators made by Air Liquide Medical Systems.

    Winner of the 91 d’Or in the company restart category.

  • 2021

    A Mecalectro agency is opened in Saarbrucken, Germany.

    Renewal of all our EN 9100 and ISO 9001 certifications.