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More than 150 years in metalworking

From 1876 to 1960, the Floury-Decroze company created by Joseph-Léon Floury manufactured oil lamps, alcohol stoves and liquid combustion appliances

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The success of the reorientation into a drawing company

In 1960, Michel Votat, son-in-law of the founder’s grandson, reoriented the activity towards subcontracting in cutting, drawing and assembly of metal parts for the filtration, building, electronics and automotive sectors. In 1988, Votat expanded and restructured with the acquisition of Champion.

The acquisition in 2019 by Philippe Marillaud marks the wish to perpetuate the activity and spirit of Votat.

Throughout its history, the company has maintained its leading position and its dynamic of constant growth, expansion and innovation. The spirit and values carried by Votat continue, paying particular attention to maintaining proximity links, establishing presence on site and developing prospecting at national and export level.

Des lampes à l'huile à l'emboutissage


Foundation of the Floury-Decroze company. Manufacture of lamps, marine lanterns, alcohol stoves, liquid combustion appliances…


André Floury sells his business to Michel Votat. The Pont-Sainte-Maxence company is reorienting itself in shearing, cutting and drawing. Creation of a master product: metal plugs for shafts in papermaking machines.


Philippe Votat takes over the management of VOTAT S.A.


Votat acquires Champion Company, in Blois, carrying out the same activities. This acquisition will ensure the development and structuring of Votat.

1994 à 1999

Extension of the premises of 1000 sqm


Developing the Design
department (3D drawing LOGOPRESS)


Laser cutting with the
acquisition of a TRUMPF punching laser machine


Development of the fabricated sheet metal department with the acquisition of a TRUMPF fiber laser punching machine


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