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:
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.
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 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
Our group aims to perpetuate its corporate culture
Since the beginning, our group has been structured around strong family values
Vacher Marcel founded in Saint-Etienne
Expansion of the parent company with the opening of the first Lyon-based production facility, to specialise in flatbed diemaking
Takeover of the family business by Frédéric Vacher
Branching out into rotary diemaking and relocation to Saint-Just- Saint-Rambert. Production area tripled from 700m² to 2,200m².
Acquisition of thermoforming mould specialist Dubouchet, a company founded at the beginning of 1980s which became Heratec in 2016
Acquisition of packaging artwork specialist SGM, a family business founded in 1983
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.
Vacher marcel becomes the 2nd diemaker in the world certified by Bobst
Vacher Marcel specialises in designing and manufacturing tools for processing and finishing cardboard, including die boards, stripping tools and blanking tools.Discover
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.Discover
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.Discover
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.Discover
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.Discover
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