History & Timeline:
The story begin in a small commune in called Bagnolet, when a genius inventor make the pleasure of cooking available to all … here is his story.
« Moulinex »is the contraction of Moulin Express, the electric coffee grinder.
: Jean Mantelet (1900 Rosny-sous-Bois-1991 Paris).
Headquarter: 112 Chemin du Moulin Carron, 69130 ECULLY
: Jean Mantelet, start in metal working plant inventing the Moulinette presse-purée.
: Commercializing "Moulin-Légumes".
: After the Bagnolet a new plant is established at Alençon under the name Moulin-Legumes the establishing the company.
: Moulinex enlarge its products and gross sells.
: He creates the first electric coffee grinder, the Moulinex, which gives the final name to the enterprise.
: Moulin-Légumes is renamed Moulinex.
: Moulinex uses the slogans "Moulinex libère la femme" (Moulinex, liberator of women),
and "Vive la cuisine presse-bouton !" (Long live the push-button kitchen!)
and in America "It's so simple when you Moulinex it".
: Ranked on the French stock exchange.
: Spectacular success.
: The company edges towards bankruptcy and is only saved by personal investment from Jean Mantelet.
: Jean Mantelet boost the company suffering from foreigners competing and modeling the strategy.
: Jean Mantelet, implements a succession plan.
: Death of Jean Mantelet.
: Acquisition of Krups.
: Losses top 700 million francs for the fiscal year.
: The company reviewed restructuring program led by CEO Pierre Blayau.
: Union with the Italian company El.Fi which owned the German Brandt.
: The company declares bankruptcy. Groupe SEB eventually takes over.
: New fasion desing Small Made in France, to boost the company.
: Groupe SEB authorised to use the Moulinex brand and begins the relaunch process.