Viellard Migeon
& Cie

VIELLARD MIGEON & CIE
6 Route des Forges
90120 Forges de Morvillars - France

Tél : +33 (0)3 84 27 82 61
Fax : +33 (0)3 84 23 53 52

Groupe VMC : www.viellardmigeon.com
LISI : www.lisi-group.com
FSH WELDING GROUP: www.fsh-welding.com
RAPALA-VMC : www.rapalavmc.com
VMC PECHE : www.vmcpeche.com

VIELLARD MIGEON & CIE today :

Besides a large estate of forests and rental-property assets, located mainly in its villages of origin, through
its different affiliated industrial activities the Viellard Migeon Company covers a wide and diversified range of
products ; from refractory screws and titanium rivets for airplane and car engines to medical prostheses,
from fishing hooks and lures to electrodes and consumables for welding and brazing …

THE VMC HOLDING COMPANY

LISI : Link Solutions for Industry – Assembly

The LISI Group, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, is one of the worldwide leaders in screwed and clipped fasteners and mechanical safety components for the Aerospace, Automotive and Medical sectors, with 2013 sales of  €1,149 million and a headcount of more than 9,000 employees.

RAPALA-VMC – Sport fishing

The fishing branch of Viellard Migeon merged with the RAPALA Company, listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, to form the RAPALA-VMC Group in 2000. Today this group is the leading manufacturer worldwide of fishing lures and treble hooks and the world’s number one distributor of consumer goods for sport fishing, with a turnover of €287 million in 2013, employing 2 500 people in 39 countries.

FSH Welding Group  - Welding

The FSH Welding Group is a major player in the welding and brazing market.

Thanks to its innovative range of welding consumables, the quality of its products and services and its global presence, the FSH Welding Group is recognized as THE French industrial family group in manufacturing of high quality filler products for assembly, repair and recharging in all industrial environments.

1621

The VIELLARD family’s first forge master was Nicolas VIELLARD, Director of the Puix Foundry in the mines of Giromagny in 1621.

1796

Jean-Baptiste MIGEON and Jean-Baptiste DOMINE become partners in running the Morvillars’ forges.

1807

The Morvillars’ forges manufacture and draw steel for the JAPY factories.

1812

Jean-Baptiste MIGEON marries Victoire DOMINE, his associate’s daughter.
Strategic reorientation: Jean-Baptiste MIGEON builds the family’s first wood screw manufacturing workshop in Morvillars.

1835

Juvénal VIELLARD, former master of the Belfort and Chatenois forges and direct descendant of Nicolas VIELLARD marries Laure MIGEON, Jean-Baptiste MIGEON’s daughter.

1856

The forge formerly known successively under the names of DOMINE-MIGEON and MIGEON-VIELLARD becomes the VIELLARD-MIGEON AND COMPAGNIE Limited Company.
The company makes the necessary acquisitions to produce chains, bolts, wood screws other ironmongers’ supplies.

1879

« Rester Unis » [Remain United] – Signature of the first family pact by Laure and Juvénal VIELLARD.

1896

Celebration of the first centenary.

1910

Creation of the fish hook factory in Grandvillars.
This period sees the development of a social policy well ahead of its time: workers housing, cooperatives, mutual funds, etc., which determines a course of action followed by the line of company founders.

1930

Construction of a hydroelectric dam in Saint-Hippolyte.

1956

Founding of the welding electrodes factory in Saint-Hippolyte.

1968

Founding of the Générale de Forgeage et Décolletage – GFD (Forging and Bar Turning General Company) which will eventually become GFI.

1996

Viellard Migeon and Company celebrates its 200th anniversary and becomes a member of the Hénokiens Asociation.

2000

Merger of VMC PECHE and RAPALA. Creation of the RAPALA-VMC Oyj (Corporation), listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

2002

GFI Industries, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, becomes Lisi.