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Finuchem is created by Jean-Pierre Gorgé (it becomes Groupe Gorgé in 2009).


Acquisition of ECA (Etude et Construction Aéronautique), a specialist in naval robotics since 1936.


IPO of Groupe Gorgé on the secondary market of the Paris stock exchange.


IPO of ECA on the secondary market of the Paris stock exchange.


Raphaël Gorgé joins the Group and is appointed Deputy CEO. He initiates a strategic pivot of the Group toward high-tech sectors.


Raphaël Gorgé is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Gorgé.


The Group diversifies into safety and protection of people and property with the acquisition of Baumert, specialist in technical doors for sensitive environments, and CLF-Satrem, specialist in active fire protection (sprinklers).


Raphaël Gorgé is appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Gorgé.


The Group moves into engineering and risk prevention consulting with the acquisition of Seres Technologies.


The Group moves into 3D printing with the buyout of Prodways Technologies (formerly Phidias Technologies), specialist in 3D printers based on DLP MOVINGLight technology.


The Group wins the Prix de l’Audace Créatrice (Audacity and Creativity Prize) presented by the French President.


The Group steps up development of its 3D printing division with €10 million fundraising from the Fimalac group and acquisitions of Initial, France’s leading maker of 3D printing parts, Norge System, specialist in powder sintering technology and Exeltec, supplier of plastic powders for additive manufacturing.

The Group welcomes French Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron on a visit to its Prodways subsidiary.


The Group adds expertise to its Drones & Systems division with the acquisition of space specialist ELTA and naval design and engineering firm Mauric.


Groupe Gorgé initiate the initial public offering of its 3D printing division Prodways Group on Euronext Paris to accelerate development.

The Group strengthens its 3D printing offer buying Avenao, distributor of Dassault Systèmes’ Solidworks CAD software and Interson-Protac, specialist in hearing aid eartips and customised hearing protectors.


The Group acquires American company Solidscape, specialist in 3D printing machines for precision casting applications with a focus on the jewellery market.


In the 3D printing division, Prodways Group acquires Surdifuse-L’Embout Français, a major player in custom earmoulds, some of which are 3D printed.

ECA Group, in tandem with Naval Group, wins a landmark €2 billion contract to supply twelve minesweepers to the Belgian and Dutch navies. ECA Group’s share of the contract is around €450 million, for supplying ten drone systems to equip the ships.


Groupe Gorgé launches StedY, a new generation engineering and technologies consultancy solution.

Groupe Gorgé merges its subsidiary ECA Group.


Strategic refocusing of activities: Groupe Gorgé distributes most of its Prodways Group shares to its shareholders.

New order for an underwater drone system with the Dutch Navy

Acceleration of the ESG strategy: Groupe Gorgé joins the Gaïa Index of the 70 most virtuous French SMEs and SMIs

Groupe Gorgé successfully secures its first sustainability-linked corporate credit