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Our History

Our History
  • 1923
    Creation of the company MATHIEU
    Founded by Raymond MATHIEU in Toul (France, 54), specialised in development of cleansing materials (road sweepers).
  • 1928
    Introduction of a new sweepers range
    Creation of a new range of sweepers destined to the cleaning of industrial sites.
  • 1950
    Launch of the MISTRAL
    Commercialisation of one of the very first street sweepers.
  • 1979
    First "compact" sweeper
    Launch of the first "compact" sweeper specialised in urban cleansing.
  • 1985
    Acquisition of the sweeper's company
    The company, producing sweepers, is taken over by Guy GILLIET. He then introduced the function of Design in the products' development process , which is a major step forward on the sweeping market.
  • 1992
    MATHIEU wins the award Décibel d'Or
    MATHIEU received the "Décibel d'Or, rewarding the company's innovations in the field of cab soundproofing of its road sweepers.
  • 1993
    Acquisition of the company YNO
    MATHIEU SOFRALOR S.A. acquiered 100 % of the shares of the company YNO based in Velaine en Haye (France, 54), specialised in the production of machines for cut grass collection.
  • 1994
    Launch of AZURA, the "Extra Compact" street sweeper
    With the launch of this compact sweeper built for use in city centers and confined streets (such as old city center), MATHIEU intended to specialise in the segment of urban cleansing.
  • 1996
    Internationalisation of AZURA
    First international sales of the AZURA (compact road sweeper), especially in the United Kingdom.
  • 1998
    The sweepers' company changes its name.
  • 1999
    Acquisition of MATHIEU YNO S.A. by FAYAT Group, No.1 independent industrial group in France
    The sweepers' company integrates the Fayat Group.
  • 2000
    Modernisation of the sweeper production line
    Modification to enable an increase of the annual production capacity to 500 sweepers.
  • 2004
    Launch of the first Eco Washer AQUAZURA
    The first sweeper combining washing, scrubbing and including a water recycling system.
  • 2005
    Official Presentation of the new AZURA sweepers range : Grand Azura & Azura Concept
    Official presentation of the new AZURA sweepers range : Grand Azura & Azura Concept
    New range of compact road sweepers.
  • 2005
    MATHIEU took part in the first ENVIROPILOTE contest
    This contest was created to promote the profession of operator and the daily benefits of street cleanliness for environment.
  • 2005
    Creation of the Export Sales Service and warehouse enhanced
    The sweepers company changes some of its services.
  • 2010
    Hoppers of the MC 200 sweepers range are now built in series in stainless steel
    The AZURA MC 210 compact sweepers are now made by stainless steel.
  • 2010
    Fusion of the companies MATHIEU and 3D from FAYAT Group
    Fusion of the two companies from FAYAT Group for the distribution of MATHIEU, RAVO and SCARAB sweepers on the french market.
  • 2015
    Launch of the new MC 210 compact sweepers platform
    Disclosure of the new MC 210 platform of sweepers which are even more compact than the olders ones.
  • 2017
    New extra-compacte sweeper MC 110 launch
    Launch of the new MC 110 Sub-compact sweeper modern & agile
  • 2018
    208 MC 210 in Paris
    208 machines are working in Paris