EPC Groupe History
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.
Acquisition of the Bocedi plant in Italy.
Operations begin in the United Kingdom.
Development of frost proof dynamite.
J Chatel: Second Chairman of EPC.
Operations begin in Morocco.
Operations resumed in Italy.
Operations begin in Ireland.
Operations begin in the UAE.
Paul de Brancion: Third Chairman of EPC.
Development of emulsion explosives: packaged,
truck-mounted / pressi / on-site manufacturing
Fuel additives business start in the United Kingdom.
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).
Operations begin in Germany.
Creation of the Demolition Business Unit in France.
2002 – 2006
Operations begin in Eastern Europe:
Poland, Romania, Czech Republic.
Operations begin in Scandinavia:
Operations begin in Saudi Arabia.
Operations begin in USA.
Created ‘Innovations’ business
unit within the EPC Groupe.
Côte d’Ivoire first Modular Plant.
Mr Oliver Obst: current Chairman and CEO.
Underground SPUR Technology developed.
EPC Groupe acquired Nordex in Canada.
The EPC Groupe establishes itself in Peru.
EPC Nordex becomes EPC Canada.
Operations begin in Japan.
Creation of EPC Burkina Faso
EPC Groupe in now in Mali.
Acquisition of NORMAT Services in Benin.
New subsidiaries : EPC HK, EPC-Singapore et EPC Chile.
Merge of EPC Sénégal & Mineex which now are under the EPC Mineex brand