EPC Groupe History

group pictures1893

Creation of the Société Anonyme d’Explosifs et de Produits Chimiques by Eugène-Jean Barbier, First Chairman of EPC. Building of the first plant in St Martin de Crau, France.
Operations begin in Greece.

1903

Acquisition of the Bocedi plant in Italy.

1905

Operations begin in the United Kingdom.

1910

Development of frost proof dynamite.

1944

J Chatel: Second Chairman of EPC.

1952

Operations begin in Morocco.

1967

Operations resumed in Italy.
Operations begin in Ireland.

1977

Operations begin in the UAE.

1987

Paul de Brancion: Third Chairman of EPC.

1990

Development of emulsion explosives: packaged,
truck-mounted / pressi / on-site manufacturing
Fuel additives business start in the United Kingdom.

1993

Operations begin in Spain
Drilling and blasting business start.

2001 – 2003

Operations begin in Africa: Guinea (manufacturing on site, drilling and blasting), Senegal (drilling, blasting).

2002

Operations begin in Germany.
Creation of the Demolition Business Unit in France.

2002 – 2006

Operations begin in Eastern Europe:
Poland, Romania, Czech Republic.

2006

Operations begin in Scandinavia:
Norway, Sweden.

2009

Operations begin in Saudi Arabia.

2011

Operations begin in USA.
Created ‘Innovations’ business
unit within the EPC Groupe.

2012

Côte d’Ivoire first Modular Plant.

2014

Mr Oliver Obst: current Chairman and CEO.

2015

Underground SPUR Technology developed.

2016

EPC Groupe acquired Nordex in Canada.