Paris Normandie - 8 April 2019

Walor in Offranville celebrates the contract signed in December with Toyota

The company from offranville posts a reduced balance sheet for 2018 but expects to catch up thanks to the contract signed in december with Toyota. The company Walor from Offranville, which manufactures forged and machined mechanical components for the automotive and energy markets, has a mixed record in 2018. When greeting personnel this Monday, 28 January, Clotilde His, the Offranville site director, unveiled the profit and loss for the year, accompanied by Eric Lorin, CEO of the group. "2018 was a mixed year.

L'usine nouvelle - 23 November 2018

Walor takes over Ateliers de Janves and Ardennes Machining Industries

Walor gets the approval of Paris Commercial Court to take over Ateliers de Janves in Bogny-sur-Meuse and Ardennes Machining Industries in Vouziers in the Ardennes. Paris Commercial Court has given Walor the green light to take over Ateliers des Janves in Bogny-sur-Meuse and Ardennes Machining Industries in Vouziers (Ardennes). Specialized in forging, machining, bar turning and assembly, Walor is strengthening its position as a leading supplier in the automotive industry. The third candidate to embark on the fight to take over Ateliers des Janves in Bogny-sur-Meuse and Ardennes Machining Industries in Vouziers in the Ardennes, the car group Walor eventually won, beating off competition from the British multinational Liberty, its only competitor after the withdrawal of LeBronze Alloys.

Agence API - 31 August 2018

Walor boosted by the acquisition of Gévelot extrusion

Walor expects to end the 2018 financial year with turnover of around €180 million compared to € 167 million in 2017 on a like-for-like basis. Based in Legé, south of Nantes, the family group (1,300 employees) upped its game by taking over Gévelot extrusion nearly a year ago (760 employees, €105 M turnover), a smooth acquisition. The transaction was supported by a € 15m fund raising operation involving Sodero Participations, BNP Paribas Développement and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, which now hold 22% of the capital increase.


"We did a good job," says manager Eric Lorin. The task was made easier by the fact that we knew each other well after working together for several years. As a first tier subcontractor for the automotive sector (forging and machining), the company counts PSA and BMW as its main customers, but also works for Renault, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen as well as for equipment manufacturers. To meet the requirements of its customers in terms of quality and price, the SME devotes almost €10M per year to its industrial facilities.

Schwarzwaelder Bote - 12 April 2018

The company changes its name

Employees of Walor France and Walor Vöhrenbach, as well as representatives of both entities; Arnaud Louise-Alexandrine (General Manager Vöhrenbach), 1st place, eighth from left, and next to him Eric Lorin (Chief Executive Officer, France), Patrick l'Huillery (Chief Executive Officer, Vöhrenbach) and Stéphane Cudelou (Chief Executive Officer, France) - present the new name of the Vöhrenbach site. Photo: Ketterer Photo: Schwarzwälder Bote

The automotive supplier Dold Kaltfliespresteile will thus operate under its new name "Walor Vöhrenbach" from now on.

Vöhrenbach. On November 28 2017, the French company Walor International SA acquired Dold, which had been part of the French group Gévelot since 1994. The principles of proximity, dynamism and flexibility of the company are reflected in the new name, which will be adopted by all Walor Group sites, and always followed by the name of the company’s head office.

Le journal des entreprises - 30 January 2018

Walor becomes a European leader in auto parts

By acquiring the automobile forged parts subcontractor Gévelot Extrusion, Walor triples in size, becomes a key international player present on three continents and opens the doors to the German market wide open.

Le courrier de la Mayenne - 19 December 2017

In Laval, Gévelot bought out by Walor

Gévelot Extrusion, the largest of the six sites in Laval, has just been bought by Walor, the merger of the two entities making it the European leader in auto parts.

Les échos - 1 December 2017

Auto: Walor takes over Gévelot extrusion

The Walor machining group from the Vendée has tripled its volumes by taking over the forged parts specialist, becoming a key automobile subcontractor.

Youtube - 9 November 2017

When a family SME expands into export

Eric Lorin, head of Walor International, raised funds with Sodero Gestion to finance the acquisition of the Extrusion branch of the Gévelot Group.