Le Belier S.A.
-The Company is a specialized provider of cast aluminium safety-related parts for the automotive industry with a worldwide market share of 35% for aluminium braking systems.
-The Company is divided into the following three divisions:
- Foundry services
|-Listed on Euronext Paris securities market||(As of Dec. 31, 2015)|
|Shareholders||Share Capital (%)|
|COPERNIC (controlled by GALLAND Family)||57.7|
|Le Belier (Treasury Stock)||9.4|
Engine boosting systems
-Turbo compressor housings
-Air tank coolers
Chassis and suspension parts
|1961||Jacques Galland and Jack Pineaud found an aluminium and copper alloy shell mould casting plant in Verac to manufacture parts for the railway and electrical industries.|
|1961||Establishment of a sand-mould casting plant|
|1979||Construction of a new copper-aluminium casting facility|
|1981||Development of aluminium safety parts for the motor industry|
|1985||A quality division is set up|
|1988/91||The Company is named Best Supplier of 1990 by General Motors, and is certified ISO 9002 by BVQI and AFAQ.|
|1992/93||Creation of a squeeze-casting workshop for research and development into new processes.|
|1994||Majority stake-holder in the Hungarian foundry LBH, employing 400 people in Ajka, specializing in high-pressure die-casting|
|1996||Development of machining sector.
The Verac site is certified ISO 9001.
Acquired remainder of LBH, and on-site completion of a new gravity die-casting workshop to mass produce cored parts. The Ajka site is certified ISO 9002 and Valeo 1000.
|1997||ISO 9001/ QS 9000 certification for Verac site.
Creation of a mechanical product development department in Bulgaria: Le Belier Bulgarie
|1998||Creation of two new foreign subsidiaries
-the Italian subsidiary, BMP Manfredonia,
-the Chinese subsidiary, LBD.
|1999||The Company is listed on the French Second Market.|
|2000||Creation of a new machining site at Szolnok in Hungary. This is a joint venture with the Italian group Vigel.
A new aluminium casting plant is created in Queretaro, Mexico.
|2001||ISO/TS16949 certification for F A B (France) and LBI (Italy)
ISO 9002 AQS certification for LBD in China
|2002||The percentage of participation in BVM goes from 60% to 78%
Re-organization of the foundry site in Hungary in Technical Units.
|2003||Creation of a new company in Kikinda in Serbia (LBK), which is a joint venture with the Serbian state. The Belier Group has a 96.43% stake in the joint venture.
Production was launched in December 2003.
Take over of both FBMP and LBO.
|2004||Purchase of a minority stake in BVM (Machining Hungary).
Purchase of a minority stake in LBK (Serbia).
Liquidation of FBMP (Italian holding company).
|2006||Transfer of turbo production of Hungary to the plant in Serbia
Launch of semi-automated foundry production in China.
Production launch at two new machining plants in Mexico and Hungary.
|2007||Transfer of Europe machining operations to Hungarian plant.
Reorganization of the Italian subsidiary.
|2014||Acquired HDPCI Group, an automotive aluminum brakes manufacturer based in Hong Kong.|