History of the Group

1962

Foundation of Établissements JACQUET, a
company specializing in custom metal cutting, by Michel Jacquet in Lyon.

1993

Éric Jacquet becomes the majority shareholder (51%) in JACQUET SA, the Group’s parent company.

1994

Éric Jacquet founds JACQUET Industries,
which controls 100% of the Group.

1997

JACQUET Industries is listed on the Paris Stock
Exchange second market on October 23.

1991 – 2006

The Group expands into Europe
(Netherlands, Poland, UK, Italy and Finland).

2006

JACQUET Industries becomes Jacquet Metals.

2006 – 2010

JACQUET establishes its first operations in
Asia (Shanghai, China) and the United States (Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles).

2008 – 2009

Éric Jacquet and Jacquet Metals acquire a
33.19% stake in IMS.

1977

Foundation of “International Metal Service“, which includes the Creusot-Loire steel manufacturer’s ” commercial companies “.

1983

Usinor acquires full control of IMS.

1987

IMS listed on the Paris Stock Exchange second
market, June 11.

1996 – 2002

IMS group expands into Europe (Poland, Italy, Spain, France).

2004

Arcelor sells its interest and the Chequers Capital
Fund acquires control of IMS.

2005

Acquisitions in Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia).

2006

Acquisition of Hoselmann (Germany); Chequers
Capital sells its interest: market placement of the IMS shares.

2007

Acquisition of the Cotubel Group.

2008

Sale of the Astralloy subsidiary in the United States.


03.02.2010

Jacquet Metals launches a public exchange offer (PEO) for IMS (including the IMS group, STAPPERT and Abraservice businesses).

20.07.2010

Merger by absorption between Jacquet Metals and IMS.

2011 – 2012

IMS becomes Jacquet Metal Service. Disposal of IMS France’s aluminum and non-ferrous metals businesses and of Euralliage (France), Produr (France), Venturi (Italy) and Breccia Acciai (Italy).

2013

Acquisition of Finkenholl (Germany) by the IMS group division.

2014

Acquisition of Rolark (Canada) by the JACQUET division.

2015 – 2017

Acquisition and integration of Schmolz+Bickenbach Distribution (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria) by the IMS group division.

2018

Sale of IMS TecPro (Germany) and Calibracier (France).

2019

Sale of the Abraservice group specializing in the distribution of wear-resistant steels
(10 distribution centers located in 11 countries).