Background

60's - 70's
1961
Foundation
Maurice CHARLATTE, an aeronautical engineer, founded an industrial sheet metal and boiler-making workshop in Migennes with around fifteen associates.
1964
Bladder tank
Mr Charlatte filed a patent which would revolutionise the field of expansion, regulation, overpressure and water hammer protection: the bladder tank was born!
1970
The water hammer protection tank
Able to absorb sudden pressure change in the pipes, this tank required little maintenance and thus provided CHARLATTE with an asset to win over the international market, especially in developing countries.
80's - 2000's
1985
Charlatte Manutention
Charlatte set up its lifting department. In line with its diversification policy, the company started to make the first forklift trucks for airports.
1990
CHARLATTE FINANCE SA
The company got a new majority shareholder. Investors took over the business by joining together in a holding company, CHARLATTE FINANCES S.A.
1993
Subsidiary in the USA
Charlatte S.A. founded CHARLATTE Inc in Bluefield, Virginia, to develop its forklift truck sales on the American market.
1994
S.A. Charlatte Manutention
The handling branch of the company became a company in its own right: S.A. CHARLATTE MANUTENTION.
1999
Charlatte S.A. joins Fayat
Charlatte S.A. joined FAYAT group, becoming part of the boiler-making division of this high-performing group and thus joining other companies with similar activities.
Since 2000's
2004
Change of status
Charlatte S.A. became Charlatte and changed its legal status with the initials "S.A.S.", for simplified joint stock company.
2008
New premises
Inauguration of new premises, in the industrial zone of Migennes, the historical site of the company's head office.
2012
Building extensions
Creation of three work units, each fitted with two platforms to make operators' work easier (shot blasting, washing, painting).
2013
Overseas offices
With the constant ambition to be closer to our customers and to be able to rapidly respond to technical requirements, after-sales issues and bids, Charlatte set up sales offices in Dubai, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Algiers, and continues to develop in this way.