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History.

From watches and screws, to nuts and bolts, the LISI Group has adapted to the needs of its customers for more than two centuries.

History

History.

From watches and screws to nuts and bolts, the LISI Group has adapted to the needs of its customers for more than two centuries. This capacity enabled us to benefit from the rise of the auto industry in the 1960s, and then that of the aerospace industry the following decade. The complementary activities of the Kohler, Viellard and Japy families led to the creation of a world leading manufacturer in niche sectors.

1777.

Frédéric Japy opens a clockwork movement factory in Beaucourt, near Montbéliard in eastern France.

 

1796.

Migeon & Domine is founded in Morvillars in the Belfort region. It will later become Viellard Migeon et Compagnie (VMC).

 

1806.

Japy Frères and Viellard & Migeon partner to launch the first industrial factory for forged wood screws in France.

 

1899.

The Dubail-Kohler family establishes the Société Industrielle de Delle in the town of Delle, near Belfort. The company soon begins to specialize in manufacturing machine-turned screws.

 

1968.

The Dubail-Kohler family establishes the Société Industrielle de Delle in the town of Delle, near Belfort. The company soon begins to specialize in manufacturing machine-turned screws.

 

1977.

GFD acquires BLANC AERO, a company specializing in aerospace parts. The new group is named GFI.

 
 

1989.

GFD acquires BLANC AERO, a company specializing in aerospace parts. The new group is named GFI.

 

1990 – 2000.

GFI Industries strengthens its position in its three business sectors by acquiring 15 companies in Europe and the United States.

 

1996.

Acquisition of HI SHEAR Corporation in the United States, which gives LISI AEROSPACE a global status.

 

2001.

Acquisition of FT BESTAS (Turkey), which continues LISI AEROSPACE’s internationalization and strengthens its industrial capacities.

 

2002.

Acquisition of FT BESTAS (Turkey), which continues LISI AEROSPACE’s internationalization and strengthens its industrial capacities.

 

2005.

Opening of a LISI AEROSPACE factory in Canada.

 

2011.

LISI AEROSPACE acquires CREUZET, consolidated on July 1, 2011, which represents more than €100 million in annual revenue.

 

2014.

LISI AEROSPACE acquires MANOIR AEROSPACE, which consolidates its position within structural components.

  • The purchase brings in an additional €170 million in annual revenue
  • The purchase brings in an additional €170 million in annual revenue

 
 

2015.

LISI AEROSPACE signs an agreement with the company POLY-SHAPE, with the aim of creating a joint subsidiary, LISI AEROSPACE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, with LISI AEROSPACE holding a 60% stake and POLY-SHAPE holding a 40% stake. By combining the two partners’ exclusive skillsets, the subsidiary aims to become a leader in the design and additive manufacturing of mechanical parts for aviation and aerospace.

 

2018.

LISI AEROSPACE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING is now wholly-owned by LISI AEROSPACE.