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The company was created in 1835, a spinning was built in the east of France (near German border) using silk wastes. The name SCHAPPE is coming from their as it means in French silk waste.

Acquired by Burlington Industries in 1968, it is renamed, 3 years later, S.A. Burlington Schappe. Headquartered in Lyon, the company has 3 manufacturing plants in France and employs
600 people.

Under Burlington’s tenure, the breadth and depth of the manufacturing and tooling equipment was considerably developed.

In 1982, the Company is acquired by its plant director, Mr Guevel, and its CFO

Schappe is acquired (MBI) in 2007 by Serge Piolat (CEO) and a financial investor, CM-CIC Capital Finance.

Schappe Techniques, is founded in 1962 following the merger of :

  • S.A. de Filature de Schappe de Lyon, a French company,
  • Société Industrielle pour la Schappe, a Swiss company

Headquartered in Geneva, the Company is specialised in yarn manufacturing for the clothing and furniture industries and employs 2000 people.

Manufacturing plants are located in France, Switzerland and Germany.

Between 1982 and 1986, management decide to reduce yarn manufacturing for the clothing and furniture industries and to start the manufacturing of technical yarns.

In 1986, manufacturing is centralised in a single facility at La Croix aux Mines and the Company employs 400 people.

In 1996, Mr Guevel becomes the sole shareholder of Schappe Techniques.

Between 1996 and 2006, the Company focuses on the manufacturing of technical yarns limiting its production of yarns and threads for the clothing and decoration industry to a reduced number of specialities.
The Company is headquartered in Lyon’s area and employs 200 people.

L.Chaigneau joint Schappe in 2014 to make a turnaround.
He acquired the Company in 2015.

The company was created in 1835, a spinning was built in the east of France (near German border) using silk wastes. The name SCHAPPE is coming from their as it means in French silk waste.

Schappe Techniques, is founded in 1962 following the merger of :

S.A. de Filature de Schappe de Lyon, a French company,
Société Industrielle pour la Schappe, a Swiss company

Headquartered in Geneva, the Company is specialised in yarn manufacturing for the clothing and furniture industries and employs 2000 people.

Manufacturing plants are located in France, Switzerland and Germany.

Acquired by Burlington Industries in 1968, it is renamed, 3 years later, S.A. Burlington Schappe. Headquartered in Lyon, the company has 3 manufacturing plants in France and employs
600 people.

Under Burlington’s tenure, the breadth and depth of the manufacturing and tooling equipment was considerably developed.

In 1982, the Company is acquired by its plant director, Mr Guevel, and its CFO

Between 1982 and 1986, management decide to reduce yarn manufacturing for the clothing and furniture industries and to start the manufacturing of technical yarns.

In 1986, manufacturing is centralised in a single facility at La Croix aux Mines and the Company employs 400 people.

In 1996, Mr Guevel becomes the sole shareholder of Schappe Techniques.

Between 1996 and 2006, the Company focuses on the manufacturing of technical yarns limiting its production of yarns and threads for the clothing and decoration industry to a reduced number of specialities.
The Company is headquartered in Lyon’s area and employs 200 people.

Schappe is acquired (MBI) in 2007 by Serge Piolat (CEO) and a financial investor, CM-CIC Capital Finance.

L.Chaigneau joint Schappe in 2014 to make a turnaround.
He acquired the Company in 2015.