A subcontractor which has become an internationally recognised components manufacturer.

1972
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Creation of the company Coutier SA, a subcontractor specialising in the manufacture of plastic parts, by three Coutier brothers, André, Joseph and Roger.

1988 > 1990
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Transformation of Coutier SA, with takeover of company MGI: emergence of MGI Coutier, a components manufacturer specialising in plastics

1991 > 1994
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Beginning of global expansion - Spain, Turkey and China.

1994
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Listed on the Stock Exchange (Paris - Eurolist).

1994 > 1998
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Continuation of global expansion (Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil) and strengthening of activity in France (acquisitions and internal growth).

2000
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Continuation of global expansion (Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil) and strengthening of activity in France (acquisitions and internal growth).

2004
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Roll-out in India and Iran.

2005
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Doubling of manufacturing surface area in Turkey (with a new site) and in Brazil (by expanding).

2006
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Development in Eastern Europe with the creation of a site in Romania.   

2011
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Reinforcement of understanding of tools with takeover of the mould maker Deplanche and major external growth operation with the acquisition of the components manufacturer Avon Automotive in the US.

2014
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Acquisition of the Swedish components manufacturer Autotube AB.  

2015
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The second Coutier generation arrives at the helm with the appointment of Mathieu Coutier as President of the Executive Board Board

2016
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New organisation with the creation of departments dedicated to product lines and industrial departments by geographical zone, managing the group’s plants.  

2018
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The MGI Coutier Group changes name and becomes AKWEL.

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