A long-term expertise
DUJARDIN is founded, initially specializing in steam engines and then diesel engines and compressors.
CHARLES MARIE STEIN & CIE is founded and specializes in industrial heating and then manufacturing electrical and oil furnaces.
CHARLES MARIE STEIN & CIE merges with ROUBAIX to become STEIN ROUBAIX. It manufactures steam generators, chain grate stokers and automatic stokers. At this time it has three plants: One in the Paris region and two in Lille.
American company YODER opens the Société Métallurgique du Nord SOMENOR, the world's first specialized company to develop and distribute equipment to produce welded tubes and profiles shaped from strips.
VALLOUREC founds the Société de Construction de MONTBARD.
STEIN SURFACE is founded and expands STEIN ROUBAIX's furnace and metalworking operations.
DUJARDIN, MONTBARD and SOMENOR join to create DMS, which is now wholly owned by VALLOUREC.
STEIN SURFACE relocates from the Lille region to its plant in Bar-le-Duc.
DMS moves to a modern high-performance facility near Lille in Seclin that now houses the company's headquarters, the plant (mechanical welding, machining and assembly) and the engineering department.
STEIN SURFACE merges with HEURTEY METALLURGIE and renames itself STEIN HEURTEY. HEURTEY METALLURGIE began in 1872 with the founding of FICHET, a pioneer in gasifier manufacturing.
FIVES-CAIL—BABCOCK (FCB) acquires DMS. VALLOUREC refocuses its business on weldless tubes.
COMPAGNIE DE FIVES-LILLE acquires the STEIN HEURTEY Group.
FIVES INDUSTRIES is founded and the production plant in Seclin becomes a subsidiary manufacturing subassemblies and assemblies for other customers.
The FIVES-LILLE Group changes its name to FIVES, thereby consolidating its position as a key player in industrial sustainable development both in France and internationally.
The Bar-le-Duc plant becomes FIVES STEIN MANUFACTURING.
FIVES INDUSTRIES and FIVES STEIN MANUFACTURING join forces within the FIVES Group's manufacturing division.