The Monnoyeur Group: 100 years of service to shape the future
The Monnoyeur Group has 5,500 employees and is a leading retailer and wholesaler of machinery and services for industry and construction.
A Caterpillar dealer since 1929, the Monnoyeur Group has been serving its customers in France by selling, leasing and providing field service for all its products and services.
Monnoyeur Group companies
- Bergerat Monnoyeur and its subsidiaries in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania
- Eneria and its subsidiaries in Poland and Romania
- Magellan in Algeria and IPSO in Romania
The values that inspire our employees every day are embedded in the corporate culture of each company in the Monnoyeur Group.
For more than 100 years, the Monnoyeur Group has always been there for its customers. The group has successfully prepared for, adapted, invested, retained the human resources needed and taken risks to consolidate its know-how and to ensure customer satisfaction in France and elsewhere.
Our 100 uninterrupted years in business and more than 80 years of partnership with Caterpillar are testimony to the professionalism of our teams. It is also testimony to our employees’ ongoing commitment to all our customers.
In order to plan and manage our future growth and to support our customers in all their activities, the courage to face challenges guides all of the group’s employees as they manage customer relationships and lead their teams.
Throughout the economic and social crises of the 20th century, Group Monnoyeur has successfully preserved high-quality human relations both inside and outside the group. By deliberately keeping its organisation on a human scale, the Group is committed to straightforward business relationships, responsiveness and mutual trust. Our customers applaud us for it and our employees demonstrate their appreciation through their commitment and diligence.
The spirit of enterprise
Vision and entrepreneurship are two qualities that have allowed the Monnoyeur Group to tailor its products and services, withstand a series of economic shocks and expand its range of activities and know-how as it accumulates business expertise. The group’s growth is underpinned by the spirit of enterprise and innovation, which is a source of creativity inside company and an effective growth driver for our market share and long-term revenue.
2012: Drawing on its proven experience in wind farm projects, the Group stepped up its activities in renewable energy by creating a new subsidiary, Eneria-REN, which primarily engages in developing anaerobic digestion and gasification projects.
After establishing a reputation as the leading specialist in construction equipment sales, Bergerat Monnoyeur developed its activities in a new and promising field: short-term leasing of construction equipment.
- 1997: Bergerat Monnoyeur acquired the short-term equipment leasing group, Slevmi, known today as Bergerat Monnoyeur Location, and continued to pursue its expansion.
- 2005: Bergerat Monnoyeur became Caterpillar’s exclusive dealer in Belgium and in Luxembourg
A leader in sales of equipment for public works with a presence in several market segments, including materials handling and energy, Bergerat Monnoyeur diversified and reorganised its businesses.
1994: The company changed its name to the Monnoyeur Group and split its “capital goods” business into:
- Bergerat Monnoyeur Travaux Publics, known as Bergerat Monnoyeur CAT since 2001, as its customer base diversifies into sectors ranging from public works to agriculture, manufacturing and construction.
- Bergerat Monnoyeur Energie, today Eneria, a distributor of Caterpillar engines and generator sets.
- Bergerat Monnoyeur Manutention, today Aprolis, a distributor of Caterpillar lift trucks.
- Bergerat Monnoyeur International, today Magellan, which distributes global brands of capital goods in Algeria and in Roumania with IPSO.
Against a buoyant economic backdrop, the company structured itself and deployed its expertise to enhance field service and meet the specific needs of its customers, multiplying regional facilities and opening its first specialised machine shops (marine engines, lift trucks and mobile cranes).
The 1980s economic crisis hit the public works sector hard but corporate service quality drove the company’s continued growth.
1981: In 1981, Bergerat Monnoyeur became Caterpillar’s general dealer for Algeria.
The group branched out into the materials handling and energy sectors.
Throughout these years, Bergerat Monnoyeur successfully supported Caterpillar’s entry into new markets in Poland and Romania.
At the time, Caterpillar equipment was in a league of its own in Europe. While offering their customers high-quality machinery and equipment perfectly tailored to their needs, Henry Bergerat and Francis Monnoyeur aimed to extend their services in the form of a major strategic asset: they launched a local post-sales service program to supply their customers with a full array of spare parts and accessories crucial for their businesses.
- 1938: The company opened its first regional subsidiary in Toulouse. In France, Bergerat Monnoyeur steadily gained a reputation for selling high-quality Caterpillar equipment for public works.
- By the 1960s, the two partners had expanded their regional operations by opening subsidiaries in Bordeaux, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille and Lille.
At the beginning of the century as France entered the industrial era, French companies imported their equipment from England, the only country at the cutting edge of the industrial revolution.
- 1906: In France, visionary entrepreneur Henry Bergerat founded Hy. Bergerat & Cie with his cousin, Francis Monnoyeur. The firm imported machines supplied by the world’s leading industrial corporations.
- 1929: Francis Monnoyeur signed a contract making the Hy. Bergerat Monnoyeur & Cie the sole agent for the Caterpillar Tractor Company in France.