Each brand has a well-defined identity, with a specific values which are reflected in the product offering, features and design, as well as in appropriate communication mechanics.
We remain convinced that our balanced business model, combining profitable growth and a resolutely responsible approach, creates value for all and plays a full part in our contribution to better living in households around the world.
Antoine Lescure creates his tinware workshop in Selongey near Dijon in Burgundy
First Moulinex vegetable mill
The company is rebaptized S.E.B. (Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne)
Launch of the Super Cocotte pressure cooker, behind Groupe SEB and its rapid expansion
First Tefal non-stick frying pan and first Calor steam iron
S.E.B. invents the odorless electric deep fryer
Acquisition of Tefal and its five European subsidiaries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands)
1972 – Takeover of Calor and its German subsidiary
S.E.B. establishes presence in England and the United States
Creation of Groupe SEB
SEB S.A. listed on the stock market
subsidiary opened in Japan
Emmanuel Lescure becomes Chairman of Groupe SEB
Acquisition of Rowenta and its eight subsidiaries
Opening of subsidiaries: Mexico, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, Canada
Launch of Rowenta's Dymbo vacuum cleaner
Continued international development (Russia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Argentina)
Acquisition of ARNO, Samuraï and Volmo, the leaders in small electrical appliances in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, respectively;
subsidiaries opened in Australia and South Korea
Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise becomes Chairman of Groupe SEB
Groupe SEB takes over Moulinex/Krups
Continued development in Asia (Thailand and Malaysia)
Acquisition of All-Clad, a specialist in high-end cookware in the United States;
Arno's Repelente anti-mosquito fan
Acquisition of Lagostina, the Italian leader in stainless steel cookware; acquisition of Panex, the Brazilian cookware leader
Acquisition of US company Mirro WearEver; launch of Actifry
Acquisition of a majority stake in Supor in China. The first foreign-company takeover of a listed Chinese company; Groupe SEB celebrates 150th birthday
New Supor manufacturing site in Shaoxing (China)
Acquisition of Imusa, the Colombian cookware leader, and AsiaFan in Vietnam; acquisition of a majority share in Maharaja Whiteline in India. Share in Supor increased by 20%
Creation of the SEB Alliance investment fund
Launch of Steampod, a professional hair straightener in partnership with L’Oréal
Launch of Cuisine Companion, Moulinex's first cooking food processor
Acquisition of OBH Nordica, a high-profile brand, and PEM in Scandinavia
Stake in Supor increased to 81%; acquisition in Germany of EMSA, a kitchen tools and accessories specialist: acquisition of WMF, world-leader in professional automatic coffee machines and the cookware leader in Germany; new head office, modern and environmentally friendly
Acquisition of the Swiss company Swizzz Prozzz, specialized in manual mincing machine, and equipped with a high-performance multi-blade systems.
Groupe SEB strengthens its position in Egypt and signs with its long-standing partner Zahran an agreement on the merger of small electrical appliances and cookware businesses.
Acquisition ofWilbur Curtis, the second largest player in the professional filter coffee machine industry in America.
Son site industriel production facility located in Montebello, California, employs 300 people.
The Group confirms its global expansion strategy in the highly promising professional coffee sector.