He focused his production on connection, circuit-breaker and protection equipment housed in cast iron enclosures.
Cast iron was replaced by sheet metal and the company moved towards the reuse of special assemblies in addition to its production of pedestals.
With the development of synthetic materials, sheet metal was gradually abandoned in favour of these.
Michel Mussi (the current CEO), the eldest son, joined the company and took over the sales sector which he developed both in France and abroad.
DEPAGNE set up a research and quality assurance laboratory.
A wide range of complementary equipment was growing all the time.
Taking into account the increasingly important role of synthetic materials, DEPAGNE gradually integrated the processing of these types of material into its own production lines in order to control costs and quality and become a manufacturer in its own right.
- an injection moulding workshop
- a compression moulding workshop
- a polyester workshop
These three workshops enabled the company to control all the production techniques relating to plastics processing in order to extend and diversify its range of products.
Thus the company was no longer dependent on suppliers or third-parties in its production chain.
The company acquired an additional site at La Tronche in Isère to mass-produce mechanical assemblies.
Integration of contact-moulded polyester production at the Saint Gervais site.
Integration of thermoplastic injection moulding production.
Integration of thermoset compression moulding production.
Extension of the original site at La Tronche.
Acquisition of AFAQ / ISO 9002 quality certification.
Vincent MUSSI, the son of Michel MUSSI, joined the company in the methods & production department.
DEPAGNE SA changed its status from a “société anonyme” (French public limited company) and became a “société par actions simplifiée” (French joint stock company).
Acquisition of AFAQ / ISO 9001:2000 quality certification.
Transfer of the injection moulding activity to the site at La Rivière and the assembly and wiring activity to the Saint Gervais site.
Introduction of a new sales policy and a communications strategy through actions such as the creation of a new general catalogue and modernising our logo.
The company employs 150 persons spread over the headquarters and the 2 production sites in Isère.