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

Company’s expansion

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

Group’s diversification

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

  • 1987

    Acquisition of Comap – sold in 2006
    Fittings and valves for heating
  • 1988

    Acquisition of Bourdon Sédème – sold in 2000
  • 1989

    Acquisition of Potain – sold in 2000
    Tower cranes
    Acquisition of PPM – sold in 1995
    Mobile cranes
  • 1992

    Acquisition of Savoye – sold in 2018
    Automated logistics
  • 2004

    Restructuring of Legris Industries share ownership leading up to delisting, ending 20 years on the stock market
  • 2006

    Acquisition of Ceric
    Equipment for the building materials industry
  • 2007

    Acquisition of Clextral
    Twin-screw extrusion
  • 2008

    Sale of the Legris Division
  • 2010

    Creation of the Keller Division
    Equipment and services for the building materials industry
  • 2016

    Acquisition of Schiederwerk
    High-power electrical circuits
  • 2019

    Acquisition of Mep Group
    Metal sawing solutions
  • 2019

    Acquisition of Laulagun Bearings
    Wind turbine bearings