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Mersen around the world

All over the world

Jun 2021

Although Mersen took its first steps in France, the Group quickly made its mark internationally.

Mersen Pagny plant in 1919

The beginnings of the company in France

Our story begins in 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated at the Paris Universal Exhibition.
In the Paris region, the company Le Carbone was set up to produce industrial carbon.
In the Nancy region, the Compagnie Lorraine de Charbons began manufacturing generators and electric motors.
The 2 groups merged in 1937 to give birth to  Le Carbone Lorraine company, which is where the current Mersen group first began.

Mersen Germany plant in 1930

An international pioneer

In the early 20th century, the Group expanded internationally.

1897: Germany

1906: USA

1939: Brazil

Luc Themelin, CEO Mersen

True to the spirit of its founders, the Group is today pursuing its developmentall over the world. Mersen draws on the expertise of local teams and implement an approach characterized by genuine closeness with its customers. 

Luc Themelin
CEO, Mersen
Mersen Changxing plant, China


At the end of the 1990s, the Group continued to expand internationally and turned its focus to Asia, Japan, India and China, a region of strong growth. 

In 2021, 2 new plants joined the Group:

  • one in Changxing (China), and
  • one in Mauburg (Germany) from the acquisition of the company GAB Neumann.


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