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SOCOMEC - History Timeline

Starting back in the early 1900's, Socomec have a had a long and successful history. Below is a brief timeline showing some of the important dates between 1922 and 2010:

Joseph Siat Technology Progress


Joseph Siat, engineer, founds the company in Benfeld under the name of the Lower Rhine Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Co and manufactures switches, fuse links, fuses, bells, rotisseries and sheet metal or lacquered cardboard bridging boxes.

Pierre Siat Maurice Siat


Death of Joseph Siat. His two sons take over the company, with Pierre in charge of production and Maurice in charge of sales and administration. The company starts to manufacture more specific equipment: changeover switches, transformers...


The company is computerised. The first internally designed Socomec are developed in the same year.


Italian subsidiary for switchgear activity opens. The UPS division is awarded ISO 9001 certification. Taking pride in its values, company management produces the company charter.


The Socomec Group celebrates its 85th anniversary, using the occasion to unveil its revamped logo.


At 44, Ivan Steyert is appointed Chairman of the Socomec Group. He sets out a vision for a more responsible, open and committed group.

SOCOMEC U.K. Limited
Units 7A-9A
Lakeside Business Park
Broadway Lane South Cerney

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