A UNIQUE AND ATYPICAL ORGANIZATION
“A company must stand out with the originality of its business model in order to succeed.”
Clauger has built our development on a strategy that is still valid today: “to be the best specialists in our field and to make this expertise available everywhere in the world.”
Clauger began in 1971 with a passionate and enterprising man, Paul Minssieux. He grew Clauger to become France’s largest family-run company in the refrigeration field. Since 2006, Frédéric Minssieux has developed Clauger with a team driven and eager to continue international growth.
Clauger, like most companies, must adapt in an ever-changing ecosystem, keeping up with current concerns and navigating changes and trends, while remaining true to Clauger’s core values.
Initially, Clauger’s mission was to perfect the production processes for the food industry. Over the years, the company has evolved and developed expertise in various sectors outside the food industry. This mission has guided the group to progressively integrate a wide array of trades, expertise and capabilities that create and enrich the Clauger offering.
Clauger creates value by developing efficient solutions while helping to preserve the planet’s resources. This technological evolution helps us respond to current and future challenges. Clauger does this with the use of natural refrigerants (NH3, CO2, propane, etc.), reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs), energy recovery from emissions, optimization of energy consumption and decarbonization.
With digitalization trends and the inherent power of data, our teams also developed connected solutions that have driven value and performance to the next level for our clients. Clauger’s integration of artificial intelligence, digital modeling, and immersive simulation tools, paired with our own data resources, contribute to our mission while delivering value and satisfaction to our clients.
Clauger is a story that is written in the future…
Right: painter Patrick Marquès represents
50 years of Clauger history through his painting, “Stone by Stone”.
“Innovation and the men and women of Clauger are what drive our company’s growth. Profit is not a finality. Money remains a means to finance innovation and the growth that sustains Clauger’s future.”
Paul MINSSIEUX – Founder of Clauger
Since its creation, Clauger has tried to distinguish ourselves from the competition. Over the years, we’ve been able to reinforce this image and grow our expertise while preserving our people, who are at the core of our continued success.
Clauger has grown considerably in 50 years. Today the company has 2,300 employees, and we are present on 4 continents, exporting our expertise to over 100 countries worldwide and achieving a revenue of 465 million euros.
Our experienced specialists support manufacturers to bring maximum added value to their production sites. We offer a global, integrated approach to ensure the quality and safety of your products, optimize operations, and achieve the results you need.
We currently have 6 production workshops worldwide, always looking to be closer to our customers. A significant challenge is to succeed while respecting a fair balance between our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders. We aim to continue working with them and to share a long-term goal with a 360° vision; Clauger knows this is the only way to prepare for our future.
For 50 years, we have capitalized on our experience. As a result, we are one of the few companies able to support customers throughout their entire value chain, from the product to the process and the global industrial site.
Clauger specialists have developed skills, expertise, and products in industrial refrigeration, air treatment, environment, energy performance, installation, service, and training. Our challenge today is to provide this powerful, complete, and high-value-added offer to all our clients worldwide.
Creation of Clauger in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Launch of the first agency in
First export market
Creation of Clauger Mexico
Creation of Clauger Italia
Acquisition of Samifi Española and creation of Clauger Ibérica
Creation of the Aquair Group in France
acquisition of Lyfrig in France
Creation of Clauger North America
Creation of Clauger Maghreb
Acquisition of Dualtemp Companies in the United States
acquisition of Afriquia Réfrigération
Clauger Océan Indien
Creation of a subsidiary in Mauritius: Clauger Océan Indien
Creation of a subsidiary in Algeria: strengthening of the Sermaaf Clauger partnership
Creation of a subsidiary in China: Clauger Shanghai
Creation of a subsidiary in Switzerland: Clauger Helvetica
Creation of a 10th subsidiary in Chile: Clauger Chile
Merger between Soteck and Clauger in Quebec
Opening of an agency in Baie-Mahault agency in Guadeloupe
Launch of an agency in French Guyana
Launch of an agency in Martinique
Launch of an agency on the island of Réunion
Creation of Clauger Colombia
Creation of Clauger USA
50 years of Clauger
Clauger celebrates 50 years
GEA Spain activities
Takeover of GEA activities in Spain, creation of Clauger xGrenco
GEA activities in Italy
Takeover of GEA activities in Italy, creation of Clauger-Technofrigo
Creation of Clauger Russia
Convinced that the stakes for Clauger extend beyond borders, we try to project our vision of HOPE around the world. To do this, we immerse ourselves in each country’s culture to create the most adapted solutions for our customers.
Since the 1980s, our export projects have allowed global geographic development thanks to our dedicated teams located in France. These first international projects were thanks to the support of Clauger’s key clients and multi-national food groups.
We needed to change our centralized export approach to a local, adapted strategy to continue and reinforce this growth. So, in the 1990s, Clauger began to internationalize and set up its first subsidiaries.
Clauger is now in a phase of globalization and continues to integrate new skills and experiences that contribute to expanding our offer worldwide. One of the keys to our success during this development is our ability to be open-minded and adapt to different cultures.
“I had two possible strategies: to become the best generalists in the world serving a small radius in France (Lyon) or to become the best specialists in the world with activity globally. The latter was a more open option that motivated me and guided me in the search for excellence. However, once we made this choice, it was necessary to give ourselves the means to achieve our ambitions! This growth is what Clauger’s teams have worked towards every year for the past 50 years without interruption, thanks to the commitment, innovation, and risk-taking.” Paul Minssieux
Expertise exported to over 100 countries
LIFELONG LEARNING CULTURE
Clauger supports every employee in building a rewarding career and a better future.
Our philosophy is based on two major principles: promoting continuous growth and encouraging mentorships at all levels. This lifelong learning culture allowsus to adapt and innovate continuously.
Clauger wants employees to benefit from training programs, certification courses, and professional development. Our learning culture has allowed us to create a community of curious and innovative minds collaborating, sharing, and growing together.
The Clauger Campus is one pillar of our company’s lifelong learning culture. It allows any employee or associate to follow short or long-term training courses, leading to qualifications or a diploma.