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For more than 20 years, we have been the strategic and financial partners of pioneering and ambitious entrepreneurs. Our company executives are key players in all strategic decision-making processes both in the short and long term.Oryx Partner is a family-owned business that has an expert knowledge of and chooses its growth drivers by concentrating on industrial BtoB distribution and services.We work as a team to activate the individual and collective levers of success.

Jérôme Pignard

Founding Manager


Jérôme Pignard began his career at Rhône Poulenc, assisting with the computerisation of its South-East Asian subsidiaries. With an engineering degree in Arts et Métiers from ECAM, Lyon,
Jérôme then joined the family chemical product distribution business. This company was renamed Orchidis and under his leadership, became the national leader in its field after several external growth operations. It conceded its place to the world number one Brenntag, in 1994. Two years later, Jérôme Pignard threw himself into a new entrepreneurial adventure by acquiring Revol & Sonier (Lyon). The Revol Group was born. Positioned in the distribution of high value-added industrial products, the Group grew rapidly, notably with the acquisition of Soded (1998, Saint Marcelin), Buttin (1999, Annecy) and Plastiques Selection (2005, Paris), the incorporation of Delta Joint (2003, Lyon) and the creation of a production unit in the Czech Republic (2003).
In 2007, the Group yielded all its businesses, with the exception of Plastiques Selection, to Maagtechnic, one of the divisions of the Daetwyler group. It then initiated a major redeployment plan to build up a new industrial group with a very particular business model, where all executives are shareholders of their business: Oryx Partner.
A skiing, golf and sailing enthusiast, Jérôme Pignard is always game for the most daring challenge, both in sport and in his professional life.

Alexandre Pignard

Joint Manager


Having attained a degree from The École des Mines in 2011, specialising in “Decision and Production Systems Engineering”, Alexandre Pignard pursued his university studies in England where he took a MSc at Cranfield in “Information Systems and the Optimisation of Industrial Processes”. In order to round off his training, he joined Capgemini Consulting as an organisation consultant. He then undertook several auditing, development and support missions with large French and international groups (RFF, AXA, Generali, Sanofi). Drawing on this experience, Alexandre joined the family group in 2013. His first role was to handle the IT, systems information, insurance, social and property issues of the group’s different businesses. He then became involved in Oryx Partner acquisitions, managing the group’s audits and legal issues.
A mountain sports fanatic (skiing, snowboarding, ski touring and hiking) and “certified” globe-trotter, Alexandre Pignard wishes to continue developing Oryx Partner, with a view to making new acquisitions overseas.

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History

Oryx Partner has continued to grow since it was founded by linking itself to specialist businesses in the industrial sector. Above all, it is the people working in each business, their passion for it and the potential to create value that guide us in choosing our growth drivers and justifies our commitment to the managers who join the Group. Here are the high points that mark out Oryx Partner’s growth.

1996


Foundation of the Revol Group by Jérôme
Pignard. Acquisition of Revol & Sonier.

2007


Divestiture of the Revol Group’s businesses (except for Plastiques Selection).
Industrial redeployment and name change to Oryx Partner.

2008


Creation of the Specialty Chemicals
division with the acquisition of Samaro.
Creation of the Plastics division with the acquisition
of Formatub and the integration
of Plastiques Selection (merged with
Formatub in 2012).

2009


Plastics division expanded with the purchase of Racoplast.

2011


Creation of the Modular Aluminium
Systems division with the acquisition of
Elcom and TLM (merged with Elcom in 2012).
Creation of the Precision Mechanics division
with the acquisition of MicroTechnic.
Growth of the Plastics division
with the purchase of JHC.

2012


Creation of the Stainless Steel
division with the acquisition of FG Inox.
Precision Mechanics division expanded
with the purchase of Laser Rhône-Alpes.

2013


International expansion of the Aluminium
division with the total acquisition of Elcom
Deutschland (Germany).

2014


Chemistry division expanded
with the purchase of Licef.

2015


Growth of the Chemistry division with the
purchase of DIL and DIL IDF (merged
with Samaro in the same year).

2016


International expansion of the Specialty Chemicals division with the acquisition of Mavom and Mavom Chemie (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany).
Growth of the Precision Mechanics division with the purchase of a division of Avsis.
Successful in assisting with the total buyout of JHC by its executives.

2017


Growth of the Modular Aluminium Systems division
with the acquisition of Faber and of Coris
Sale of FG Inox to the Thermador group and shutdown
of the Stainless Steel division

2018


Modular Aluminium Systems division expended with the purchase of Transept. Implementation of Hellomoov, gathering of Elcom, Faber & Transept, a forward thinking offer for industry players and integrators highest benefit.

2019


Growth of the Precision Mecanism division
with the acquisition of SFMM
Development of the Speciality Chemical division
with the acquisition of Acrom (France),
Sigerom (Romania) and VIBA (Benelux)

FACTS & FIGURES

Our constant growth is based on a realistic yet ambitious strategy that preserves the company’s family spirit.Two points of differentiation exemplify the path the Group has taken: first, there is the industrial specialisation that corresponds to our expertise and Oryx Partner’s DNA and then, there is the internationalisation in business sectors with a strong market potential that draw on our expertise and broaden our field of activity.

€ 150 M turnover in 2019

625 staff

24 years’ experience

100 % family business

25 sites in France, the Benelux, Germany & Romania

+Cash-flow positive – High investment capacity

Turnover curve since 2007