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COMPANY'S DNA

Above all, Forges de Niaux is a team of men and women committed to serving farmers. We develop and manufacture disc blades for soil preparation.

  • Vision: contribute to the development of modern, efficient and sustainable agriculture.
  • Mission: develop efficient and innovative agricultural wear parts.
  • Values: trust and goodwill, Modernity, Sustainable development.
120
employees
1
million discs manufactured every year
20
M€ turnover
80
% of production is exported on the 5 continents

CORPORATE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Forges de Niaux, an authentic, ethical and people-centered company

Niaux 200, the anti-planned obsolescence

We seek to extend the lifetime of our products. This contributes to our competitive advantage and favors a more reasonable use of resources.

Reduction of energy consumption

Thanks to the modernization of our production process we have drastically reduced our energy consumption.

Human Resource Development

People are the center of our organization. We aim to value each individuals’ work and contribute to their professional and personal development.

Local commitment

As a century-old company in our economic area, we favor collaboration with local suppliers.

We support local civic and sport life

Business ethics We encourage long term business relationships based on mutual trust. All raw materials are bought from French or European steelmakers.

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HISTORY

More than a century of innovations in the field of agricultural wearparts

Travail manuel
1881
1945
1954
1960
1985
2009
2010’s
1881
1945
1954
1960
1985
2009
2010’s

1881

Foundation

The first traces of activity on our industrial site date back to the 19th century. With abundant wood, water and iron, the Vicdessos valley was an ideal location for forging activities. The production process used at this time was the so-called “forge à la catalane”.

1945

First disk blades

The end of the second World War and the Marshall Plan brought the American farming techniques to Europe. As disk ploughs were being introduced in Europe, Forges de Niaux started to specialize in disk blade* manufacturing.

1954

First exportations

The international dimension became definitively part of the company’s DNA. The first exportations took place in the 50’s with our first sales in Italy.

1960

Niaux 140 quality

The Niaux 140 was the very first trademark registered by Forges de Niaux. It was linked to a level of hardness: 140 kg/mm². Since then we have always linked our brands to a level of quality.

1985

Niaux 160 quality

The use of boron steel * allowed us to bring hardness level to 160 kg/mm². The Niaux 160 *boosted the international development of the enterprise.

2009

Niaux 200 quality

2009 was a landmark year not only for Forges de Niaux but also for the disk blade market. The patented Niaux technology fixed a new quality standard with an evolutive hardness of up to 200kg/mm². The Niaux 200 disk blades became the disk blades with the best lifespan on the market.

2010’s

Technological transformation

The recent years have been dedicated to the technological transformation of the company: Robotization of processes, creation of a modern and integrated information system and redesign of our digital presence.