Our history

Over 200 years of history

Dive into the heart of our history and go back to the origins of our expertise

1814

The MATFER BOURGEAT group was created during the first industrial revolution. In the heart of the Halles de Paris (central market), Charles Trottier, a modest metalworker and tinsmith, began to make tin and copper moulds for pastries.

1835

Charles Trottier publishes his first product catalogue.

1850

The business exports its products to Europe: London, Constantinople, Saint-Petersburg, etc.

1899

Charles Trottier Jr. sells the business to his chief assistant, Alphonse Delaverne, who has worked in the business since he was 20 years old. He relocates the business to 13, rue Montmartre in the heart of the Halles de Paris. Delaverne modernises and expands the catalogue.
Le magasin, 13 rue Montmartre

1922

The business is purchased by Gaspard Mora who was the foreman. The store is called after him.

1947

The business splits into two: MORA for sales to users and MATFER for sales to distributors. The workshop becomes a factory.

1967

Opening of the first factory inThe first factory opens in Longny-au-Perche, Normandy.

1980

The business combines unique expertise and exceptional production capacity, it begins its international development and gradually becomes the world leader in small kitchen items for professional kitchens and laboratories.

1990

Creation of IN SITU, the Tableware division, through successive takeovers. Takeover of the French distribution of the Italian disposable item manufacturer FLO.

2001

Takeover of BOURGEAT near Lyon.

2003

The group successively acquires MATIK and MATFER, today MATFER BOURGEAT CORPORATE.

2011

Takeover of VAUCONSANT in Nancy

2014

Acquisition of two factories in Bayonne to form PI creation

2019

The Matfer Bourgeat group regains control of the MORA store in Paris.

Today

Our corporate purpose is to innovate based on practices in the catering trades.
Our investments, particularly in digital technology, are moving in this direction in order to maintain our leading position.