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01/01/2018 – Sale of the Energy Division

Sale of the Energy Division specialising in the design and implementation of complex mechanical systems for the Nuclear and Oil & Gas sectors to REEL industrial group. It will operate under the name of NFM Systems.


Relocation of NFM head offices in the "Le Lugdunum" building in the Brotteaux district of Lyon.


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


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.


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

- Creation of a Spanish subsidiary.


- 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.


- Transfer of the machining activity to the SEEB group.

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


- 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.


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


- Grouping of teams in Lyon and Le Creusot.

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


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


- 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).

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