1966-2016 SDMO celebrates its 50th anniversary
Throughout the year you will be able to relive the major milestones in the company's history.
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First step : 1966. Founding of the company
It all begins in the 1950s when Albert MEUNIER takes over the engine repair workshop founded in Brest by his father. At the time the company consists of just 7 people. Through hard work and perseverance, the company develops its activities in the field of diesel engines as a Perkins agent.
Resulting from this partnership with Perkins, 1966 marks the birth of the subsidiary Société de Diffusion des Moteurs de l’Ouest, better known by the acronym, SDMO. The SDMO adventure has begun, with the objective of distributing MWM marine engines manufactured in Germany.
Following several requests from Albert MEUNIER, April 1969 sees Guy COISNON (previously with Leroy Somer) join the company. He is in charge of developing the generating sets business. Mr Coisnon enjoys a thorough understanding of the business thanks to the market studies he has previously carried out and sees great potential in the agri-food sector, and notably in poultry farming. He will pursue to become CEO and then Chairman & CEO of SDMO and will remain at the head of the company for 36 years.