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The Vacher
group

Our story

From family business to group

Founded in 1966 by Marcel Vacher, we are the 2nd largest diemaking group in Europe, comprising nine manufacturing facilities and a technical research office spread out over France and Europe. All units of the group work concurrently to encompass three complementary trades:

Our wish to provide a comprehensive packaging tool offer but also to expand our business to conquer new markets, has encouraged us to bring new like-minded companies into our group, that is to say those highly invested in corporate culture and human capital.

Since 1976, we have gradually been winning over both French and foreign companies, encouraging them to join us so that we can meet customer needs in:

A story of men...

The Vacher Group is proud to work with some of the greatest names in packaging and in the luxury goods and pharmacy sectors both in France and abroad. It is also associated with other fields of industry including the automotive, medical and aviation sectors.

Each one of our projects, developed by our design office before being handed over to our expert production teams, is thought out, its performance optimised and is up and running immediately in order to facilitate your own production line.

... and know-how

We search for innovative, clever, accurate and enterprising solutions. Thanks to our unique expertise, we are able to guarantee you the very best tools, whatever your business sector.

Our philosophy

Together, we dare to innovate,

Together, we base our productivity on human capital, which remains central to our concerns

Together, we make sure to guarantee high-quality products and outstanding customer care

Together, we aim for excellence so that the foundations of our DNA are echoed in us and in you

EXPERTISE IN ALL ITS FORMS

Our values

Value

Innovation,
technology, expertise

Our forward-looking group is involved in the latest technological developments, participates in think tanks on the challenges of tomorrow, and innovates thanks to its integrated design offices

Value

Loyalty,
commitment, evolution

Our group aims to perpetuate its corporate culture

Value

Listening,
kindness, proximity

Since the beginning, our group has been structured around strong family values

Our story

1966

The year it all began

Vacher Marcel founded in Saint-Etienne

1976

The first Lyon-based production

Expansion of the parent company with the opening of the first Lyon-based production facility, to specialise in flatbed diemaking

1995

Takeover

Takeover of the family business by Frédéric Vacher

1998

New rotary diemaking

Branching out into rotary diemaking and relocation to Saint-Just- Saint-Rambert. Production area tripled from 700m² to 2,200m².

2002

Acquisition of Dubouchet

Acquisition of thermoforming mould specialist Dubouchet, a company founded at the beginning of 1980s which became Heratec in 2016

2009

Acquisition of SGM

Acquisition of packaging artwork specialist SGM, a family business founded in 1983

2017

Acquisition of Die Vision

Acquisition of Die Vision, compact and corrugated cardboard diemaking specialist, originally founded in 1948. Spread over 4 sites: 3 in the Netherlands and 1 in Poland. Aprisys, located in Belgium and part of the same group, brought an additional manufacturing facility to the table enabling the Vacher Group to widen its European reach.

2019

Bobst Certified

Vacher marcel becomes the 2nd diemaker in the world certified by Bobst

The group's companies

Vacher Marcel

FRANCE

Vacher Marcel specialises in designing and manufacturing tools for processing and finishing cardboard, including die boards, stripping tools and blanking tools.

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HERATEC

FRANCE

Its profound knowledge of all sheet metal* processing technologies and in-house design office, concentrating on the technical aspect of tool design, has fast-tracked the company into new markets such as the automotive and aviation sectors.

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AFDI

FRANCE

Be it compact cardboard, corrugated cardboard, thick grey board, adhesive cardboard, propylene board or fabrics, AFDI is able to offer tailored, functional tools to maximise the performance of its customers’ machines.

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SGM

FRANCE

SGM manufactures hot stamping and embossing pattern plate components for labels, gift boxes and folding cases used in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, perfume, leather goods and wine & spirits industries.

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ApriSYS

BELGIUM

Recognised for its savoir-faire, Aprisys is able to meet even the most specific diemaking, standard and dynamic stripping, pertinax and etched steel counterplates and blanking requirements.

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DieVision Poland

Poland

This manufacturing plant specialises in diemaking plates for folding and corrugated cardboard packaging and automobile and electronic parts manufacturers.

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DieVision Netherlands

NETHERLANDS

DieVision specialises in diemaking tools for compact and corrugated cardboard, supplying both flatbed and rotary dies.

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