On 30th September, the French company Les Ateliers du Haut Languedoc (ADHL) was acquired by the Belgian Brachot-Hermant Group. This followed an agreement with SETP Holding SAS to intensify commercial activities in France. Following the acquisition, both parties will be promoting local French stone as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly material.
The ADHL acquisition fits Brachot-Hermant Group’s vertical integration strategy and will expand its position in the extraction and processing of natural stone in France. ADHL, a pioneer in outdoor and paving materials for the French market, is a one-stop producer of French granite and other natural stone tiles, cobbles, edgings,and street furniture, with about 30 employees.
ADHL will be joining a family-run Belgian group that is active world-wide in the extraction, processing, and distribution of natural stone. Earlier this year, the Group took over the LS Granits , known for extraction of four types of Tarn granite. Brachot-Hermant Group also recently took over the activities of the Rebillon quarry in Brittany. This was an extension of its quarrying activities for the French granite Rose de la Clarté, previously done by its own SAG quarry.
In 2017, the Brachot-Hermant Group also took over the well-known Belgian natural stone wholesaler Beltrami, mainly active in the distribution of tiles for indoor and outdoor use in the residential, project, and paving markets.
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