1863 – 1945
Beginning of the company
In 1863, Ambroise Legris bought a small brass-turning business. The timing was right: a wide array of new uses for brass soon emerged, from surgical instruments to gas jets and boilers.
1945 – 1986
After World War II, Legris SA grew to become a producer of industrial taps and valves. In the 1970s, the company stepped up its development thanks to a major innovation: the instant fitting for compressed-air circuits.
1986 until today
In 1986, the family business was transformed into a diversified industrial group spanning several manufacturing activities. Groupe Legris Industries proceeded to acquire, grow and dispose of a large number of businesses.
1986 until today : Key dates
1987Acquisition of Comap – sold in 2006
Fittings and valves for heating
1988Acquisition of Bourdon Sédème – sold in 2000
1989Acquisition of Potain – sold in 2000
Acquisition of PPM – sold in 1995
1992Acquisition of Savoye – sold in 2018
2004Restructuring of Legris Industries share ownership leading up to delisting, ending 20 years on the stock market
2006Acquisition of Ceric
Equipment for the building materials industry
2007Acquisition of Clextral
2008Sale of the Legris Division
2010Creation of the Keller Division
Equipment and services for the building materials industry
2016Acquisition of Schiederwerk
High-power electrical circuits