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A pyrotechnic systems specialist

Applications span from the Defense, law enforcement and civil safety sectors to creating fireworks shows and pyrotechnic effects for entertainment.

With around 900 employees and 131 million euros in revenues in 2021, the Group is among the world's leading pyrotechnics companies. As such, it has built industrial and commercial relationships with major companies around the world, while remaining responsive and efficient on a local level.

  • The Group in video

  • Unique know-how backed by cutting-edge innovation

  • Innovation has been driving the growth of the Etienne Lacroix Group since the 1950's. Its high-performance R&D department boasts over 100 employees. More working hours are spent per year dedicated to research than to production within the Group. It has produced over 500 patents since its establishment, sixty of which are still in effect today. Our active participation in various clusters (GICAT, GIFAS, GICAN, AEROSPACE VALLEY, CICS, CIDEF, SFEPA, etc.), as well as industrial partnerships and close collaboration with top-ranking higher education establishments and scientific committees (ONERA, LCC/CNES, ISL, DGA, TNO, etc.) enable the Group to consistently provide its customers with cutting-edge, competitive products.
Etienne Lacroix Group - Une démarche primordiale de sécurité

Safety is key

Safety is at the very core of the Etienne Lacroix Group's operations, at every step of the way.
Strict personnel training in French and in international regulations ensure it provides customers with safe and effective products.

Etienne Lacroix Group - Un actionnariat stable


The Etienne Lacroix Group is family-owned and continues to be managed by the descendants of the founder. The Group is managed on a long-term basis to maintain enduring profitable growth.

Etienne Lacroix Group - Une histoire de 275 ans

275 years
of history

The Etienne Lacroix Group has an exceptional heritage of over 170 years. Through the centuries, the company has evolved and grown itself step by step.