• 1947
  • AHF (Ateliers du Haut Forez) formed by Joseph VASSEL to produce bicycle forks.
  • 1950
  • Production expanded to include bicycle frames.
  • 1961
  • Agreement with the company GROSFILEX : Production of frames for metal chairs. Extension of the premises and reinforcement of the production tooling. New products : Chairs – Tables – Bedside cabinets…
  • 1962
  • Break-up with the company GROSFILEX: Direct sales to the institutional sector – Creation of the Sales & Marketing Department.
  • 1966
  • Production of the first medical treatment bed.
  • 1969
  • Purchase of the Sury-le-Comtal company. Specialisation of this unit in the production of spare parts for bicycles.
  • 1973
  • Cessation of the production of frames and forks for bicycles: all efforts now concentrated on hospital and clinic equipment.
  • 1974
  • Development of a line for retirement homes and new hospital equipment: Trolleys, dining tables, examination tables, geriatric armchairs, bedside cabinets…
  • 1997
  • Acquisition of a joinery shop in Saint-Pal en Chalençon: Total control of design and production of wooden furniture, which was sub-contracted up to this point.
  • 2004
  • Construction of a new factory to group together all the activities on the same site.
  • 2005
  • Transfer of the La Tourette site.
  • 2008
  • Integration of the Ateliers du Haut Forez into the GLOBAL CONCEPT group.