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 – SATMA was bought by the Italian group KENDEIL.Foundation of SATMA PPC (Premium Products for Capacitors). 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.

2014 – Important Investments in R&D and production methods allowed SATMA PPC to develop & launch new high gain foil H144-9

2015 - Renewal of the 63 kV Transformer station (Click here to learn more)

2017 - Construction of a Brand-new PILOTE etching line

2022 - Acquisition of SATMA PPC by French Industrial Group EUROPLASMA. SATMA PPC becomes SATMA INDUSTRIES