Historical background

  • 12 July 1991 : Creation of SUDCO Limited.
    – Number of employees : 9 people.
  • 31 January 1994 : SUDCO takes over the company SOTRAME.
    – Number of employees : 40 people.
  • 1995 : Construction of 300 m² of offices.
  • 1996 : Modification of the existing buildings and construction of an extension.
    – Total surface area : 12 000 m² of which 3100 m² indoors.
  • 1997 : Purchase of one building of 450 m² on 11 000 m² of land.
  • 1998 : Investment in one automatic saw and 2 welding robots.
  • 1999 : Presentation of the first automatic vending machine of LPG cylinders with bank transaction at the AEGPL exhibition in Nice.
  • 2000 : Achievement of the certification ISO 9002 : 1994 delivered by the AFAQ body for “the manufacture, sale and repair of metallic and composite structures”.
  • 2001 : Sale of the first automatic vending machine of LPG cylinders with an integrated ship reading. Renting out of one building of 750 m² on 4 300 m² of land and installation of a new welding robot.
  • 2002 : Investment in one automatic saw and one welding robot. Manufacture of one automatic vending machine of LPG cylinders by shape and colour recognition.
  • 2003 : Achievement of the Certification ISO 9001 : 2000.
  • 2004 : Automatic line of shot-blasting and powder painting. SUDCO SA becomes SUDCO SAS, the assets increase from 1 557 500 € to 1 790 100 €.
  • 2005 : Revision of the commercial documentation and advertising document. Setting up of the standard OHSAS 18001.
  • 2006 : Investment in one assembly welding robot (assembly of manufactured parts).
  • 2007 : Sales of first LPG vending machines to supermarkets.
  • 2008 : Strengthening of the “vending machine Department”.
  • 2009 : Achievement of the certification ISO 9001 : 2008.
  • 2009-2010 : Construction of two buildings dedicated to the LPG cylinder’s self distribution : 380 m² of offices and 1100 m² of workshops.
  • 2010 : Interconnection of the whole building through Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity). Installation of a video conference system.
  • 2011-2012 : Investment in two new welding robot.
  • 2013 : Investment in a welding fume extraction system.
  • 2015 : Achievement of the certification ISO 9001 : 2015.
  • 2016 : Investment in one RGA semi-automatic saw.
  • 2017 : Scission of our activities and creation of a new company in charge of Automatic Distribution : WeDeal.