Foundation of Établissements JACQUET, a
company specializing in custom metal cutting, by Michel Jacquet in Lyon.
Éric Jacquet becomes the majority shareholder (51%) in JACQUET SA, the Group’s parent company.
Éric Jacquet founds JACQUET Industries,
which controls 100% of the Group.
JACQUET Industries is listed on the Paris Stock
Exchange second market on October 23.
1991 – 2006
The Group expands into Europe
(Netherlands, Poland, UK, Italy and Finland).
JACQUET Industries becomes Jacquet Metals.
2006 – 2010
JACQUET establishes its first operations in
Asia (Shanghai, China) and the United States (Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles).
2008 – 2009
Éric Jacquet and Jacquet Metals acquire a
33.19% stake in IMS.
Foundation of “International Metal Service“, which includes the Creusot-Loire steel manufacturer’s ” commercial companies “.
Usinor acquires full control of IMS.
IMS listed on the Paris Stock Exchange second
market, June 11.
1996 – 2002
IMS group expands into Europe (Poland, Italy, Spain, France).
Arcelor sells its interest and the Chequers Capital
Fund acquires control of IMS.
Acquisitions in Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia).
Acquisition of Hoselmann (Germany); Chequers
Capital sells its interest: market placement of the IMS shares.
Acquisition of the Cotubel Group.
Sale of the Astralloy subsidiary in the United States.
Jacquet Metals launches a public exchange offer (PEO) for IMS (including the IMS group, STAPPERT and Abraservice businesses).
Merger by absorption between Jacquet Metals and IMS.
2011 – 2012
IMS becomes Jacquet Metal Service. Disposal of IMS France’s aluminum and non-ferrous metals businesses and of Euralliage (France), Produr (France), Venturi (Italy) and Breccia Acciai (Italy).
Acquisition of Finkenholl (Germany) by the IMS group division.
Acquisition of Rolark (Canada) by the JACQUET division.
2015 – 2017
Acquisition and integration of Schmolz+Bickenbach Distribution (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria) by the IMS group division.
Sale of IMS TecPro (Germany) and Calibracier (France).
Sale of the Abraservice group specializing in the distribution of wear-resistant steels
(10 distribution centers located in 11 countries).