• 1971

    Creation of SARL Gonzales Frères by founder André Gonzales.
    First building, with a floor area of 200 m2.

  • 1981

    Expansion of the company at a 4000 m2 site in Estrablin (Isère, France), with the first investments in numerically controlled milling and turning machines.

  • 1995

    Incorporation of highly technical welding capabilities, with the acquisition of a subsidiary from Pomagalski. Creation of Gonzales CMA (Construction Mécanique d’Allonzier).

  • 2001

    The two subsidiaries are brought together with the creation of the Gonzales Group holding company.

  • 2003

    Creation of the Group’s Romanian subsidiary at a greenfield site. Gonzales Mecanica de Precizie was founded with a view to establishing machining and industrial equipment integration capabilities in Eastern Europe.

  • 2006

    SEVMHY, a company located in Toussieu (Rhône, France) and possessing great expertise in hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and automation processes, is bought out by and integrated into the Gonzales Group.

  • 2011

    Creation of EMP5 in Saint-Étienne (Loire, France). The Gonzales Group now possesses premises offering a lift height of 12-24 metres and a lifting capacity of 30 tonnes.

  • 2013

    Management of the Group passed on to the second generation. It remains a family-owned business. Damien Gonzales becomes Chairman of the Group.

  • 2014

    Acquisition of ENERGOM, a second Romanian subsidiary. The Group’s capabilities in Romania are reinforced with the incorporation of panel building and industrial sheet metal activities, and expertise in electrical integration and automation.

  • 2018

    Creation of Gonzales Vietnam. Launch of sourcing activities in Vietnam in 2015, followed by the purchase of a building and deployment of production and industrial equipment integration capabilities in 2018.