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Photographie d'une étape de création pour illustrer l'histoire du Groupe Marck.
History

Groupe Marck’s history

With a history dating back more than 170 years, Groupe Marck has been able, over time, to maintain its know-how by diversifying its business.
Photographies d'uniformes et EPI illustrant la fusion-absorption de VTN.
2018
2018

Merger-absorption

of VTN

The Balsan subsidiary becomes Groupe Marck’s major industrial division through Balsan’s merger-absorption of VTN.

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Photographie d'une brigade de sécurité territoriale habillée par Sentinel.
2015
2015

Regional

protection

Groupe Marck dresses and equips the regional security forces through its new subsidiary Sentinel.

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Photographie d'une formation pour des opérations de maintien de la paix.
2014
2014

Peacekeeping

Launching of the OMP Solutions group (Peacekeeping Operations), dedicated to equipping UN forces.

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Photographie d'un défilé en uniforme de prestige illustrant l'arrivée de Balsan.
2012
2012

Arrival of Balsan

Groupe Marck speeds up its growth by acquiring the Groupe Balsan, thus becoming a major player in the markets of uniforms, technical clothing and associated services.

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Photographie de nouveaux savoir-faire : passementerie, structures marines.
1950 - 2012
1950

The group

expands

Groupe Marck completes its know-how with the creation and acquisition of leading companies in their fields, including trimmings, uniforms and marine structures.

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Photographie d'une machine à coudre dédiée aux textiles techniques.
1956
1956

Textile serving wearer safety

Creation of VTN Industries, “Vêtements des Temps Nouveaux”, a pioneer in personal protective equipment and technical textiles. Diversification of the Balsan Group’s activities.

Personal Protection Equipment
Ancienne photographie d'un atelier de confection du drap Bleu Horizon.
1914
1914

First World War

During the First World War, Balsan developed the “light blue” cloth and made the new uniforms of French infantry soldiers.

Ancienne photographie d'une personne vêtue d'un uniforme complet.
Early 20th century
20th

From headgear

to uniforms

The company quickly focused its range on the design and marketing of full uniforms for institutions and especially armed forces.

Prestigious uniforms
Ancienne photographie d'ouvriers sortant de la Manufacture Royale de Châteauroux.
1859
1859

Manufacture

Royale de Châteauroux

Pierre Balsan buys the Royal Cloth Factory of Châteauroux (Manufacture Royale de Draps de Châteauroux) and becomes the traditional supplier of the French army.

Anciennes photographies de personnes portant des coiffes réalisées par le passé
1850
1850

A family-owned company

Creation of the family company, Marck, specialising in the manufacture of embroidered items for tailors.