Jean Bedouin express the will to step down from his position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board disapear and a Board of Directors is created. The On July 26, Vincent Bedouin becomes President & CEO and the members of the Supervisory Board become Corporate Directors.
LACROIX is going “multi-continental” by acquiring a stake in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider FIRSTRONIC LLC, based in Michigan.
- LACROIX City
Acquisition of Neavia Technologies, pioneer in the field of V2X solutions (connected vehicles).
- LACROIX Group
LACROIX acquires DSTA, the Spanish leader in dynamic road signaling and SOGEXI, one of the French leaders in electrical junction devices for lighting sources.
LACROIX creates LACROIX City, an international brand encompassing its activities related to city and roads. LACROIX City covers the business units LACROIX Signalisation (dedicated to static road signs and street furniture), LACROIX Traffic (expert in dynamic signage, including DSTA) and LACROIX Sogexi (expert in public lighting).
LACROIX City thus stands as a key business area in the LACROIX Group, on the same basis as LACROIX Electronics and LACROIX Sofrel.
- LACROIX City
LACROIX City and the HELIOS Group, leading French independent player in road marking, conclude a strategic partnership allowing to create a complementary offering for the overall management of horizontal and vertical signage.
Joint venture created with AUSY, international Consulting & Engineering Group specialized in high-technologies.
LACROIX Electronics ranked in the top 10 of European EMS with a revenue over €220M and 3000 employees.
Revenue of the division doubled in 10 years, exceeding €30M.
New Managing Directors appointed at Corporate level and Division level to support future development.
Broader footprint in Africa through new facilities in Cameroon and Gabon.
Agency set up in the Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and in New Caledonia.
Takeover of T.E.S. design centers (Bruz, Quimper and Fontaine), thus allowing a design capacity of 100 engineers.
ISO 13485 certification (medical).
New name for the division: LACROIX Electronique becomes LACROIX Electronics.
Reinforcement of the industrial capacity in Carros: expansion of the facilities by 1800 sq.m. and acquisition of supplier Berkeley Packaging.
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications (environment).
Launching of www.signaclic.com : website offering road signs online.
LACROIX is leader in the road signs business with 25% market share in France.
Acquisition of the company PrehTronics GmbH in Willich (Germany) and of the R&D Center Tharsys in Toulouse.
An additional 1500 sq.m. built in St-Herblain to support the growing business.
EN 9100 certification (aerospace).
ISO 9001 certification for LACROIX Softec (Italy).
A new offering in street furniture is introduced.
A new offering in remote data reading is introduced.
Capital increased by €16M through market-based financing, thus increasing the free float from 15 to 30%.
Setting up of a manufacturing unit in Tunisia.
Acquisition of SOFTEC SYSTEMS in Italy which becomes LACROIX Softec.
Service offering developing through the Kangourou subsidiaries' network.
ISO/TS 16949 (automotive) and ISO 14001 (environment) certifications.
Centralization of industrial operations in the St-Herblain site which undergoes an expansion by 5000 sq.m.
In France, centralization of industrial operations in St-Pierre-Montlimart.
Installation of an ERP.
QS 9000 certification (automotive).
Sofrel sets up operations in Spain (Sofrel España).
End of the subsidiaries under the co-ownership of LACROIX and Signaux GIROD. Each subsidiary is now owned by one single shareholder.
Move to a Supervisory Board / Executive Board Governance system.
Start of the HVAC business.
LACROIX Electronics sets up a facility in Poland.
ISO 9001 certification.
Dynamic signaling offering expanded through the acquisition of EVR's traffic lights business by LACROIX Technologie.
Acquisition of the Telemetry business.
Listing on the second market through transfer of 15% capital.
The Group is structured into 3 divisions : Electronics, Telemetry and Traffic Signs.
ISO 9002 certification.
Start of the dynamic signaling business through the acquisition of all shares from EMC2 and LACROIX Technologie.
Majority equity ownership by Jean-Paul BEDOUIN through the acquisition of equities from majority shareholders.
Acquisition of the Electronics division.
Acquisition of SOFREL Electronique Service.
Divestiture of SOFREL Sécurité.
SOFREL Télégestion becomes SOFREL Telecontrol.
Acquisition of NORTE, subsidiary in the traffic signs business in Spain.
Takeover of the Thomson plant in St-Pierre-Montlimart.
LACROIX is standing for 20% of the French traffic signs market. It covers the whole French territory thanks to subsidiaries in shared ownership with Signaux Girod.
An agency is set up in La Réunion Island.
Conversion of the Telemetry division into subsidiaries: SOFREL Télégestion (water) and SOFREL Sécurité (alarm systems).
Creation of the Telemetry department by adding the Water Networks business to the Alarm Systems business.
Creation of the Alarm Systems Department
Move to St-Herblain where 7000 sq.m. workshops are built. The company employs 70 people and has a revenue of FRF 5 M.
Between 1974 and 1985, progressive expansion over the domestic territory through the creation of agencies and the acquisition of local players, with Signaux Girod.
Jean-Paul BEDOUIN is appointed CEO of LACROIX.
Creation of the company Sofrel Electronique Service specialized in Electronics Manufacturing Services, in Vern-sur-Seiche (Rennes).
Arrival of Jean-Paul BEDOUIN as Deputy General Manager.
The Traffic Signs business is growing. The SCMR sets up its resellers network all over France.
The company LACROIX, founded by Mr Lacroix, is acquired by a group of shareholders. The company remains a trading company and the SCMR starts a business of road work signaling.
Creation by Mr Lacroix of a second company, the SCMR (Société de Construction de Matériel Routier).
In Nantes, creation by Mr Lacroix of a trading company specialized in the reselling of equipment to Public Works and Roads companies.