Creation by two brothers-in-law, Félix Hachette (1841 – 1903) and Adolphe Driout (1845 – 1921) of the Etablissements Hachette et Driout, a copper foundry owning constructions workshops focussing mainly on the work of sheet metal and pipping.
The market of the foundry expands itself : Hachette et Driout is now recognized in sectors such large copper and steel boilers, iron framings, copper foundry, cast iron and cast steel parts.
André Robert-Dehault, engineer ECAM and ESF, direct descendant of Adolphe Driout, take the lead of Hachette et Driout, of which he becomes the president in 1976. He undertakes the modernisation of the plant and carries on an investment policy sustained for more than 40 years :
- 1986 : Acquisition of an AOD converter.
- 2008 : Building and launch of a new production unit.
- 2011 : Purchase and implementation of a particle accelerator for the inner control of the parts.
2012 à 2014
Completion of two new production units : a foundry equipped with two furnaces of 4 and 8 tons, and a production line optimized and specialized in small and medium parts.
The holding HDI (Hachette et Driout Industries) joins the Groupe CIF (Compagnie Industrielle et Financière de Bussy) and merges its strengths to this large and recognized French industrial group.