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History

1988

- Creation of NFM (Neyrpic Framatome Mécanique) following the merger of the Creusot Loire mechanical engineering division of Framatome and of the Neyrpic nuclear and mechanical engineering division (Grenoble).

1990

- Development of know-how in the tunnelling machine field and obtainment of a MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (MHI) license for the "soft ground" technology.

1993

- Grouping of teams in Lyon and Le Creusot.


- Organisation of activities around tunnelling machines and special equipment (nuclear, defence, aerospace)

1994

- Creation of a branch in Marcoule dedicated to the nuclear market.

1997

- Launch of a corporate restructuring plan in preparation for the transfer of NFM TECHNOLOGIES following FRAMATOME’s decision to recentre its activity around the nuclear market.


- Change of name: NFM becomes NFM Technologies to emphasise the company’s positioning on the high-tech markets.

1999

- Transfer of the machining activity to the SEEB group.


- Exclusive technology transfer agreement with ROBBINS / BORETEC for the "hard rock" technology.

2001

- Transfer of NFM Technologies to WIRTH GROUP HOLDING, a German structure holding the company WIRTH GmbH, leader on the special machine and tunnelling machine market.


- Expiry of the MITSUBISHI license: from this point on, NFM Technologies develops its own processes in the field of soft ground and hard rock TBMs.

2004

- Start of the partnership with the Chinese industrial group SHMG (Shenyang Heavy Machinery Group)


- Creation of a Spanish subsidiary.

2007

Acquisition of interests by the Chinese industrial group NHI amounting to 70% of WIRTH GROUP HOLDING’s capital. Maintenance of the German shareholder, Niko Kleuters, with 30% of shares.


- Creation of the Beijing Office. 2007 is a record-breaking sales year, with a turnover on the increase.

2009

- Office opened in Singapore.

2011

- Increase in share capital. NHI became the sole shareholder of NFM Technologies.

2012

- Relocation of head office to the "Le Lugdunum" building in the Brotteaux district of Lyon.

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