History

LAUAK GROUP, MANUFACTURER OF AIRCRAFT PARTS AND STRUCTURES SINCE 1975

LAUAK Group was founded in 1975 as ESKULANAK by Jean-Marc Charritton, the current CEO, to supply sheet metal parts to Dassault. It is one of the major direct sub-contractors in France for detail parts, heat exchangers and assembly of subsets (tanks and engine pylons) for the aerospace industry.

 

In the early 2000s, LAUAK Group launched a strategy based on acquisition and development and created a subsidiary abroad to ensure expansion, integrate new skills and improve its competitiveness.

 

Today, LAUAK Group is a solid and durable partner for key aircraft manufacturers (AIRBUS, DASSAULT AVIATION, EMBRAER, EUROCOPTER and IAI), aero-structure leaders (AERNNOVA, AEROLIA, DAHER SOCATA, LATECOERE, SOGERMA…) and major suppliers (LIEBHERR, SAFRAN and HONEYWELL SECAN).

 

 


 

LAUAK GROUP, founded in 1975 as ESKULANAK by Jean-Marc Charritton

 

Eskulanak Sheet metal fabrication for the aerospace industry

1975

Creation of ESKULANAK SAS « manual work » in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Sheet metal fabrication for the aerospace industry

 

TICEM founded in 1989

1989

Creation of TICEM SAS

 

Activity : Industrial sheet metal fabrication, surveys and assembly

Construction of 2 production plants to house both ESKULANAK and TICEM activities

1992

Construction of 2 production plants (3,000 m² in total) to house both ESKULANAK and TICEM activities.

Creation of GEROA SARL in 1997

1997

Creation of GEROA SARL « future » in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Assembly of aircraft heat exchangers

Creation of SEGI SARL in 1998

1998

Creation of SEGI SARL «to follow» in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Assembly of aircraft structures

Creation of LAUAK SARL in 1999

1999

Creation of LAUAK SARL «four» in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Corporate Management


LAUAK is the main shareholder in ESKULANAK, TICEM, GEROA, SEGI

 

Creation of NAHI SARL in 2001 Creation of EBAKI SARL in 2001

2001

Creation of NAHI SARL « to want » in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Aircraft construction

 

Creation of EBAKI SARL « to cut » in the Basque language.

 

Activity : Material management

Creation of LAUAK PORTUGUESA in 2003

2003

Creation of LAUAK PORTUGUESA.

 

Activity : Sheet metal fabrication for the aerospace industry

acquisition of MTL in 2004

2004

Acquisition of MTL SARL

 

Activity : Aircraft construction

 

Creation of LANDU SARL.

 

Activity : Surface treatment, painting, dye penetration

ESKULANAK

2005

Merger of all the Group’s entities under ESKULANAK.

Eskulanak factory in Ayherre-Hasparren Basque country

2008

Construction of a new 8,000 m² factory on the current site in Ayherre-Hasparren, Basque country.

 

Activity : Fabrication of detail parts (sheet metal, machining, welding)

 

Transfer of LAUAK PORTUGUESA activities (Portugal) from the Palmela site (3,000 m²) to a new factory located in Setubal (11,500 m²).

Acquisition of POUSADA.

The newly built factory in Ayherre-Hasparren becomes operational

2009

The newly built factory in Ayherre-Hasparren becomes operational.


Introduction of the Lean Manufacturing process in a new factory (8,500 m²).

 

Acquisition of EQUIP’AERO in l’Isle Jourdain

2010

ESKULANAK 35th anniversary

 

Acquisition of EQUIP’AERO in l’Isle Jourdain

 

Activity : Machining

Acquisition of TOP MICRON by LAUAK Holding in Villemur sur Tarn

2012

Acquisition of TOP MICRON by LAUAK Holding in Villemur sur Tarn

 

Activity : Precision Machining and Long bed Machining