The story of Groupe SEB began in 1857 with the creation of the company Antoine Lescure, in Selongey, in the Burgundy region of France. Beginning as a tinware company specializing in buckets and watering cans, it gradually expanded its activities to include kitchen utensils, zinc tubs and other articles. It started to mechanize production when it bought its first stamping press early in the 20th century. At that time, the company’s business was confined to its local region.
It took a major stride forward in 1953 when it launched the pressure cooker. This gave the company, thereafter called Société d’Emboutissage de Bourgogne, a new national dimension.
The subsequent history of the Group would take shape through successive phases of acquisitions and organic growth over the last 40 years, these have enabled Groupe SEB to diversify its activities and expand internationally.
With operations in almost 150 countries, Groupe SEB is today the world leader in Small Household Equipment. It has earned strong positions on all continents through a wide, diversified product range and an exceptional brand portfolio.
Wide product range – over 40 families
Over 200 millions products sold in 2010
More than 25,000 employees worldwide
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