1906 : Creation of E. LECLERC, cutting tools manufacturer in Paris
1945 : Creation of FOURNEL, tool holders manufacturer in St Etienne
1957 : The cutting tools manufacturing is moved to Fougeres in Brittany.
1993 : E. LECLERC takes over FOURNEL. We must turn towards a GLOBAL SOLUTION.
1996 : ISO 9002 Quality Certification.
1999 : Creation of our R&D Department where we are going to carry out work according to 3 additional axis to our products range:
1 – Shrinking device,
2 – Balancing,
3 – Presetting.
2004 : 6,000 end-users customers, turnover of 12 million Euros.
2008 : Creation of «Bretagne UGV» a machining Institute which will employ later 10 to 15 research engineers.
2009 : E.LECLERC & FOURNEL merged.
2010 : ELCO, our brand name for export is expanding. Our penetration in foreign markets is increasing thanks to our positionning and our ELCO brand.
2012 : ELCO motivates foreign agents to develop our exports that we already achieve in Europe, in the United States, Mexico, Japan, China, India, Thailand, Russia, Singapore.
2016 : We will achieve 50 % of our sales with export.