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The Froidevaux Group is made up of three companies based in the watch making area in Switzerland – Froidevaux SA, Montanari SA, FCDH Aciers SA – and of a representative office based in Canada – Froidevaux America Inc.

Group companies

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Expert in metallurgy, FCDH Aciers SA is active in the sale of fine steels, metallurgical consulting and training.

Saint-Imier BE, Switzerland

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Specialised in manufacturing plates for pad-printing, Froidevaux SA offers the entire range of plates and cylinders used on the most famous brands of pad-printing machines all over the world.

Renan BE, Switzerland

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Froidevaux America Inc manages sales of Froidevaux SA products for North and South America.

Tremblant, Québec, Canada

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Montanari SA manufactures mechanical precision parts from millimetre to metre. We are able to create prototypes, small series, high-precision pieces, machines parts,...

Saint-Imier BE, Switzerland

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We are experts in steel-working.

Froidevaux Group History

history
  • 1967
    The story of the Group commenced when François Froidevaux founded the company Froidevaux SA in 1967 in Renan, Switzerland.
  • 1997
    Starting 1997, the company is managed by the next generation, represented by Didier and Gilles Froidevaux.
  • 1998
    Froidevaux America Inc has been established in Canada in 1998.
  • 2005
    In 2005, Froidevaux SA acquires the company Procolor LCTI, specialised in pad-printing and timepieces varnishing.
  • 2017
    In 2017, the ISO 9001 certification is implemented for Froidevaux SA.
  • 2018
    2018 is a transition year full of changes.
    • Procolor LCTI is sold.
    • Didier Froidevaux founds the Froidevaux Group under the holding company Fidantzia which acquires a precision engineering company, Montanari SA in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
    • The third generation joins the Group with Cévan Froidevaux who takes over the management of Montanari SA.
    • The set-up of a new company FCDH Aciers starts in June.
  • 2019
    During summer 2019, Montanari and FCDH Aciers move to their new building in Saint-Imier.
vision
  • The Froidevaux Group is growing. Indeed, during the last 12 months, the number of employees has increased of more than 40%. The aim is to reach around 40 employees in 2021.
  • By 2020, the heat treatment, thus far an internal department, will be developed to become a full-blown department of Froidevaux SA.
  • FCDH Aciers SA is currently working on the set up of a spectrometric and metallographic analysis laboratory that will be operational in 2020.
  • The Froidevaux Group plans the ISO 9001 certification implementation for Montanari and FCDH Aciers SA in 2020 and then, the ISO 9100 certification for Montanari SA in 2021.