As a global benchmark in the field of pyrotechnics,
the Etienne Lacroix Group delivers comprehensive
solutions in 5 strategic areas: defense, security,
logistics, industry and events.
With more than 850 employees and sales of €139m, the group is an internationally highflyer in pyrotechnics, building industrial and commercial relationships with the world's leading prime contractors and operators, while offering responsive local services.
Every Etienne Lacroix Group business operates
internationally, either through local operations or
through cooperative ventures and partnerships.
In 2022, the Group exhibited at 18 international trade fairs to promote its products, solutions and services and develop its relationships with various prospects and customers.
By developing and marketing products tuned to our international customers, we are now able to generate export sales of €66m, or almost 50% of total sales.
The Group prides itself on constantly renewing and
expanding its products and services to provide its
customers with the most innovative and reliable
solutions. The Group values not only its technical
expertise, but also its ability to operate as close to
the field as possible, tailoring its solutions to its
customers and partners.
The Research and Development departments employ over 130 people and benefit from major investments that underpin the Group's strategy of differentiation, based on innovation and technological leadership.
The Group alone has registered almost 600 patents since it was founded, including around 80 active patents to date.
Etienne Lacroix Group considers safety to be an
essential value in the conduct of its operations.
The «Commitment to Excellence in Safety» and
then «MASE» initiatives implemented over the
last few years have rallied our teams around this
Safety is a core concern for us and this culture is disseminated at all levels of the company. The Lacroix Academy provides training and awarenessraising for all employees so that they can identify and control risks by reacting immediately and appropriately.
Etienne Lacroix Group, which was founded 175
years ago and is 100% family-owned, is run by
the descendants of the founder: Etienne Barès,
Chairman of the holding company, Jean-Jacques
Barès, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and
Marie Barès-Girodot, Chief Operating Officer.
The Group is governed by a long-term approach to profitable growth.
To be the preferred partner in our markets, offering a tailor-made service, and inventing and supplying ever more advanced and effective products and solutions to help make the world a better, safer place.
Remain an independent, family-run group, combining a strong local footprint with the capacity to deliver the most effective, innovative solutions on an international scale.