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HIStory 

Our business growth is marked by four distinct phases. It all began in 1965 in a small workshop in Marnaz, in the heart of the French Alps. A few decades later, Bontaz becomes the world leader in automotive hydraulic controls.

1965 - 1980
BAR MACHINING subcontractor in automotive industry

After completing his studies at the French National Clockmaking School in Cluses, Yves Bontaz set up his bar turning workshop in his family’s farmehouse. He initially manufactured precision-turned parts on subcontract basis for local businesses, and then established direct business relationships with French automakers and parts manufacturers.

1980 - 1995
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST SUBASSEMBLIES

Focusing on manufacturing brake and engine subassemblies, primarily for the European automotive industry. Bontaz strengthens its R&D department in France and became a trusted partner by developing assemblies.

1995 - 2010
GLOBALLY RECONIZED tier 1 supplier

Evolved as a tier 1 equipment manufacturer, Bontaz supported its growing customers base and established foreign subsidiaries, notably in developing countries. Sites are opened in the Czech Republic (1995), Brazil (1999), China (2000), US (2001), Korea and Japan (2005), as well as in Tunisia (2008).

2010 - NOW
WORLD STRATEGY AND LOCAL INTEGRATION

Bontaz became the world leader in automotive hydraulic functions. It continues to expand in international markets while strengthening its local presence. New sites are created in India (2010), Morocco (2012), and Portugal (2018). Across the world, affiliate companies became more and more multifaceted integrating various activities such as production, assembly, sales, R&D.

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