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An international leader

Our 34,000 employees work every day to meet the needs of consumers around the world. 86% of our sales come from Western Europe, China and North America, our largest markets being China and then France.

Nous répondons aux besoins  des consommateurs depuis 160 ans

We have been addressing
the needs of consumers for 160 years

 

We sell more than
350 million products per year

Notre chiffre d’affaires était de  6,1 milliards d’€ à fin 2016

Our revenue was
€6.812 billion at the end of 2018

A leading position in more
than 25 countries
on all continents

30 brands

Sales breakdown:
mature countries 56%
and emerging countries 44%

Growth

closely linked to the history of Groupe SEB!

Since 1857, the year Groupe SEB was founded, phases of external and internal growth have continued in rapid succession! It is this dynamism that has enabled it to diversify its field of activity and pursue its international expansion. Today, Groupe SEB is the world leader in the Small Household Equipment industry.

1857
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1857

Antoine Lescure opens a tinsmith’s workshop in Selongey (Burgundy, France)

1857
Antoine Lescure opens a tinsmith’s workshop in Selongey (Burgundy, France)
1953
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1953

Launch of the SEB Super Cocotte pressure cooker, with dazzling success: the following year, revenue doubled

1953
Launch of the SEB Super Cocotte pressure cooker
1968
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1968

Acquisition of Tefal and its five subsidiaries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Netherlands)

1968
Acquisition of Tefal and its five subsidiaries
1972
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1972

Acquisition of Calor, one of the European leaders in the laundry and personal care sector

1972
Acquisition of Calor
1980
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1980 - 1988

Foreign distribution subsidiaries opened: Austria, Brazil, Spain, etc.

1980
Foreign distribution subsidiaries opened
1988
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1988

Acquisition of the German company Rowenta and its 8 subsidiaries (France, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain and USA), making the Group the European leader

1988
Acquisition of the German company Rowenta
1991
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1991-1998

Subsidiaries continue to be opened: Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Argentina, India, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Australia, etc.

 

1991
Subsidiaries continue to be opened
1997
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1997

Acquisition of Arno, the Brazilian leader in small household equipment

1997
Acquisition of Arno
1998
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1998

 Acquisition of Volmo, Colombian and Venezuelan leader in small household equipment

1998
Acquisition of Volmo
2001
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2001 - 2014

Subsidiaries continue to be opened: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Switzerland, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Peru, Egypt, South Africa, Croatia, Venezuela, etc.

2001
Subsidiaries continue to be opened
2001
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2001

Partial takeover of Moulinex Krups; the Group becomes the world leader in small household equipment

2001
Partial takeover of Moulinex Krups
2004
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2004

Acquisition of All-Clad (USA)

2004
Acquisition of All-Clad (USA)
2005
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2005

Acquisition of Lagostina (Italy) and Panex (Brazil)

2005
Acquisition of Lagostina (Italy) and Panex (Brazil)
2006
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2006

Acquisition of Mirro WearEver (USA)

2006
Acquisition of Mirro WearEver (USA)
2007
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2007

Acquisition of a majority stake in Supor (China); the Group’s stake increases to 71% in 2011 and 81% in 2016

2007
Acquisition of a majority stake in Supor (China)
2011
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2011

Acquisition of Imusa (Colombia), Asia Fan (Vietnam) and acquisition of a majority stake in Maharaja Whiteline (India); creation of SEB Alliance, the Group’s investment fund

2011
Acquisition of Imusa (Colombia), Asia Fan (Vietnam) and acquisition of a majority stake in Maharaja Whiteline (India); creation of SEB Alliance
2014
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2014

 The Group’s stakes in Maharaja Whiteline and Asia Fan increased to 100%

2014
The Group’s stakes in Maharaja Whiteline and Asia Fan increased to 100%
2015
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2015

Acquisition of OBH Nordica (Scandinavia)

2015
Acquisition of OBH Nordica (Scandinavia)
2016
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2016

Acquisition of EMSA (Germany)

2016
Acquisition of EMSA (Germany)
2016
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2016

Acquisition of the WMF Group (Germany)

2016
Acquisition of the WMF Group (Germany)
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We all are concerned

by the present and the future of the Group

Hanane Badra
General Manager Groupe SEB Egypt

I joined Groupe SEB because of its ambition as a French company to become a multinational. The Group has proven to maintain a leadership position in many areas thanks to its people, diversity and adaptation to new trends and consumer behavior. Our people are our key asset and we all contribute to the development of the Group. This collective mindset and the entrepreneurial drive of the top management is stimulating me to become more entrepreneurial in my daily life also. As a woman, I can confirm that Groupe SEB offers equal opportunities to men and woman. In fact, the Group confided in me by giving me position of General Manager in a tough market like Egypt.

Hanane Badra