Global business success starts with a strong foundation
1945 – SATMA was founded in the Froges area (Isere, France) when three prominent people joined forces: Ets. Coquillard, an aluminum rolling mill, Mr. Jeanson, a capacitor producer and Mr. Cartoux, a manufacturer.
Former mono machine - 1950's Etching machine under construction - 1950's
1952 – SATMA started Etching in a workshop situated in the installations of Cegedur in Chambery.
1965 – Pechiney, a major conglomerate of aluminum based in France decided to acquire SATMA and to invest massively. At the same time, all the company’s activities were moved to Goncelin to new premises built by Pechiney (Click here to lear more)
Trans-bobinage - 1980's
1988 – Launch of new Etching technology of « solid bases » for foil production of the H100 series.
2003 – The state owned company Pechiney was bought by the ALCAN group.
2007 – Satma was bought by the Italian group ALMECO.
2008 – Foundation of SATMA PPC (Premium Products for Capacitors) by an Italian group. SATMA PPC was now complely dedicated to the development, production and sales of anode foils for electrolytic capacitors.
2009 – After an important development in the R&D department at the end of 2008, a new high gain anode foil H 144-6 was created.
2009 – The new high gain foil H104-8 was designed for high capacity condensers.
2012 – Typical foil extensions:
- H 104-6 / H 144-6 / H 104-7 / H 104-8 in medium voltage (around FV 200)
- H 144-6 / H 104-7 / H 104-8 very high voltages (over FV 700)
2014 – Important Investments in R&D and production methods allowed SATMA PPC to develop & launch new high gain foil H144-9
2014 - Rebranding: new logo & website
2015 - SATMA PPC celebrates his 70th anniversary
2015 - Our company switched on new brand ERP System
2015 - Construction of an additional production three-step line
2015 - Renewal of the 63 kV Transformer station (Click here to learn more)
2016 - Extension and renovation of SATMA PPC's premises
2017 - Construction of a Brand-new PILOTE etching line
2018 - Additional chemical tanks have been set up to increase the production capacity