Word from the CEO

Dear Partners,

The group CERINNOV, borned from the merger of ELMECERAM (founded in1975) and CERLASE (founded in 1998), is the specialist of innovative solutions for the manufacturing of production equipment.

CERINNOV bases its development on a friendly, flexible and innovative team, thanks for which it is the holder of many worldwide patents.

CERINNOV remains at the forefront of technological progress thanks to a constant investments in innovations with the aim of improving your economic performance in a sustainable way.

As an member of the Ceramic European Pole (French cluster of competitiveness), we have established ourselves on the site of the Ester Technopole in Limoges.

CERINNOV’s key areas of expertise and application of them in many different industrial sectors provide you with an individual, flexible and permanent solution for any of your projects

History

1997

Filing of a worldwide patent of mineral powders sintering laser by Arnaud Hory, CEO of the Cerinnov Group. This technology allows to mark ceramic, glass or metal objects with a lower energy comsumption than the traditional processes requiring oven firing.

1998

Creation of CERLASE (CERamic LASEr), specialized in the manufacturing of machines using the sintering laser technology.

2001

Construction of a building on Ester Technopole Park to be closer to technology transfer centers and also to the Ceramic European Pole.

2002

Deloitte Price rewarded companies for having the biggest turnover growth rate (+ 652 %).

2008

Buy-out of ELMECERAM (created in 1975), CSPO, CFMO, CERINNOV UK, specialized in the manufacturing of production and decoration machines for ceramics and glass. Birth of the CERINNOV group, including the Elmeceram, Elmeglass, Cerico, Malkin and Celisys brands. The new structure is composed of 3 poles: • CERLASE: R&D, administrative department • CERINNOV FRANCE: sales, mechanical, electrical, robotics and systems design office • CERINNOV UK: sales, after-sales service Repurchase of a building of 2,600 m² on Ester Technopole Park to face this growth.

2013

Buy-out of ELMECERAM (created in 1975), CSPO, CFMO, CERINNOV UK, specialized in the manufacturing of production and decoration machines for ceramics and glass. Birth of the CERINNOV group, including the Elmeceram, Elmeglass, Cerico, Malkin and Celisys brands. The new structure is composed of 3 poles: • CERLASE: R&D, administrative department • CERINNOV FRANCE: sales, mechanical, electrical, robotics and systems design office • CERINNOV UK: sales, after-sales service Repurchase of a building of 2,600 m² on Ester Technopole Park to face this growth.

2014

Creation of the american subsidiary CERINNOV INC. in the region of Denver. Cerinnov Inc. offers the same services as Cerinnov France, i.e. the engineering, the manufacturing and the after-sales service for all the products proposed by the group. Sales growth was presented by more than 90 % between 2012 and 2013, among which 90 % of sales was made via export. Growth of the staff quantity by more than 80% compared with 2012, reaching a workforce of 73 employers. 1,600 m² extension of Ester building.

2016

Acquisition of CERAMIFOR (previous Fornocerâmica borned in 1982), leader in Portugal in the design and manufacturing of kilns for the ceramic and heat treatment industries.

2018

Acquisition of the EMAUX SOYER (previous “Cristallerie de Saint Paul”), worldwide reference recognized by its expertise in the design and creation of color solutions for glass production.”
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