From wrought-iron to sliding door accessories – a few key MANTION dates
Creation of the MANTION company by Mr. Alexandre MANTION in Besançon (25), in France.
At the outset, the company was specialised in manufacturing wrought-iron products.
MANTION developed its business to include the manufacturing of sliding door systems for the farming sector. Soon the company was equipping farm buildings all over France. It also gradually expanded onto the residential building market.
In 1935, first price list for roller assemblies was published.
The company becomes SARL Raymond Mantion & fils.
First product patent.
Sportub range created.
The company continues its development and moves to the industrial zone of Trépillot (25) in Besançon, France, which is still its main manufacturing site and headquarters.
Mr. Verheyde becomes chairman and majority shareholder.
Mr Raymond Mantion designs the Tubel range.
First two export customers : Heinr. Betz Söhne in Germany and Redson in Netherlands.
Hercule range created.
Mr. Jean-Pierre Essert appointed chairman.
The company gradually begins its international expansion. Mantion takes over the German company B&K and establishes itself in Heiligenhaus on 3000m2. It becomes Mantion Baubeschläge Gmbh in 2002.
Mr. Denis Schnoebelen appointed chairman.
Mantion acquires bar turning firm Bourquin Décolletage in Ornans (25), in France.
Acquires a majority share of Valcomp in Warsaw, in Poland.
New sheet metal range and new company Formatol.
Mantion Handling System opens in Warsaw, in Poland.
MANTION extended its competencies by acquiring Wimove in Genlis (21), in France, which specialises in motorization for the building sector.
Thanks to a wealth of success, the group was able to expand and renovate its Besançon plant, extending the footprint to over 20,000 m2.
2013 to 2016
Strengthening of the group in export: opening of offices in India in 2013, in Dubai in 2014 and in Singapore and Mumbai in 2015. Then development in North America with the creation of the company Mantion Canada in Quebec in 2016.
Arrival of Mr Martial Devaux as General Manager.
THE GROUP CELEBRATED ITS CENTENARY!
Today, MANTION equates with:
MANTION is the European specialist in roller accessories and rails for doors and handling systems.