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HISTORY

2015

SECAN leaves Honeywell Group. OEM and military R&O activities acquired by Quantum Capital Partners.

2014

Sale of fuel tank business to AEds.

2002

SECAN acquires AURORE (VCS Ground)

1999

SECAN acquires SERAE (VCS Ground)

Honeywell/Allied Signal merger

1997

SECAN acquires ground vehicles cooling systems business from Valéo.

1995-1996

Acquisition by Allied Signal of the remaining 51% of SECAN.

1987

Acquisition by Allied Signal of 49% of SECAN.

1984

SECAN leaves the Chausson Group. SECAN acquires the Jaeger thermal division. Heat exchanger R & O activity is relocated to Vendôme.

1977

First exchangers and radiators for Renault Formula One Team turbo engines. In a few years, SECAN becomes the exchangers specialist in Formula 1.

1967

Collaboration with Bertin on the Aérotrain design (manufacture of the aluminium made train-frame).

1961

Chausson entrusts all aerospace thermal business to SECAN. Production of first heat exchangers (military applications and helicopters).

1960

Collaboration with Pierrelatte’s uranium enrichment plant.

1955

SECAN expertise is recognised for fine sheet metal. Work on the cutting-edge Mirage III.

1951

Manufacturing of the first Dassault drop fuel tanks, for the MD-450 Ouragan program.

1950

Diversification into the production of aluminium equipment: “Speedback” containers for the “Super Constellation”, cable cars, furniture for “France” vessel.

1946

At the end of the war, the factory moves to Gennevilliers.

1941

Pierre Chausson establishes SECAN in Marseille. (Société d’Etudes et de Constructions Aéronavales) Design and production of aerospace, marine and motor vehicle equipment. The early study of the “Curlew” aircraft. (About 200 Aircrafts will be manufactured in the late 40’s)