Mersen Group history

The Era of Reconstruction

In 1945, France had just been liberated and most of Le Carbone Lorraine plants were in good operating condition, though the Group emerged weaker after the world war.

It faced a major new challenge: modernize or disappear. Under the leadership of new Chairman, Charles Malégarie, the company took action to regain the industrial leadership it had enjoyed in the 1930s.

Mersen from 1945 to 1984


1950 Le Carbone Lorraine takes over the worldwide distribution of products for Ferraz, an industrial fuse manufacturer based in Lyon
1953 The chemical engineering business is started up in Pagny sur Moselle
1961 The Amiens plant is built to manufacture carbon brushes for electric motors.