Gérard Perrier created SOTEB in 1967 in Belley (Ain department of France), and built up a business offering general electrical
Creation of GERAL.
GERAL started out by specialising in the manufacture of electrical boards, but soon developed skills in automation, industrial IT and electronics.
The Gérard Perrier Industrie holding company was born. It was transferred from the unlisted to the second-tier market in 1997.
The acquisition of ARDATEM and MADITECH further strengthened the position of GPI on the buoyant markets of the energy and nuclear sectors.
Acquisition of SEIREL AUTOMATISMES provided GPI with new expertise in the field of power drives, safety automation and cable transport.
SERA joined the GPI group, contributing its knowledge of automation in the agri-food industry.
IDEM, in Woippy (department 57), completes SOTEB’s offer in terms of geographic cover, ensuring representation for Gérard Perrier Industrie in eastern France.
The group’s German subsidiary, with strong expertise in system inter-connectivity, designs and manufactures electrical and electronic cabinets and sub-assemblies for industry.
The latest addition to the group. This company, located in the Lorraine area, is specialised in non-destructive testing and inspection (NDT/NDI).
GERAL MIDDLE EAST FZE
To develop GERAL’s activities in the Middle East, the Group has created a new independent subsidiary in Dubai called GERAL Middle East FZE.
Creation of DATIVE, dedicated to industrial digital transformation and new digital technologies.
The acquisition of AECE Group, specialized in electronic and electrical equipment for aeronautics and defence.