Founded in 1943 by André YOU in Levallois Perret, Etablissements You et Compagnie specialized in small size babbitt bearings. The main customers at this time were Ford and Michelin.
A few dates :
Launch of a range of DIN bearings (size 11 to 35)
Partnership with French research centre CNRS in Poitiers for calculation and common research studies
YOU Industrie specialises in centrifugation of large dimension bearings and produces a 12 ton Ø1800mm bearing
Certification ISO 9001
YOU is acquired by Oliver De Bom
YOU wins its first major sub-assembly contract for the supply of complete cage+segments for the Lingao power plant in China. This represents more than 6 months of activity for the company.
The company changes its name becoming YOU Industrie, and is transferred from Tournan to Ozoir La Ferrière in a context of strong growth. The new premises are made of 3 halls (foundry, welding workshop, mechanical machining) equiped with overhead cranes for a total surface of 2700 m2 plus 200 m2 for offices. These new workshop and equipments made possible the Alstom-EDF qualification consisting of withstanding a 90 MPa pressure for heavy loaded rotors on 1450 MW nuclear plants.
YOU Industrie wins with Jeumont Electric a big contract for the french islands.
Investment in a new ERP dedicated to mechanical industry, as well as a CAM system.
New investment in a vertical lathe Pietro Carnaghi Ø2500×1500 mm with paletization.