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The GROUPE BONNEFON and EUROPE TECHNOLIES Group join forces to take over CLS

The GROUPE BONNEFON and EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP joined forces on May 1, 2022 to acquire the Lyon-based company CLS (Comptoir Lyonnais de Soudage) by creating the company CLS TECHNOLOGIES.

Founded in 1970, CLS is a historical player in the welding sector; CLS and its 4 agencies in Saint-Priest (69), Brix (50), Martigues (13) and Montoir de Bretagne (44) offer a complete range of services for companies in the welding industry:

  • Marketing of a wide range of multi-brand welding products, industrial supplies, and protective equipment,
  • Rental of welding equipment,
  • Maintenance, after-sales service and repair of welding machines and torches.

CLS is the partner of small and medium-sized companies, craftsmen, and large industrial accounts, offering customized products and services to best meet the needs of its customers.


EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, based in Carquefou (44) brings, since its creation in 1993, its expertise in industrialization, manufacturing and maintenance of composite, metallic and plastic parts, and sub-assemblies in France and abroad. Specialized in welding assembly processes, the EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP (composed of 7 companies) has been expanding its activities for several years for welders, with its company SERVISOUD, which offers automated and robotized welding solutions.

The GROUPE BONNEFON, founded in 1955 and located in Bouguenais (44), is specialized in solutions and services for welding/cutting and welding fume extraction in France and abroad. The Group is composed of 3 companies:

  • BONNEFON (44): distributor of manual, cobotic, automatic and robotic welding/cutting solutions.
  • TORCHES SOLUTIONS (57): specialist in the manufacture and repair of welding and cutting torches.
  • ENGMAR (69): manufacturer specializing in the extraction and treatment of welding fumes.

An association that meets the current and future needs of customers.

The GROUPE BONNEFON and EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES, leaders in the fields of industry and welding, have naturally joined forces to acquire CLS and enrich their offers, resources, and skills. This partnership allows them to offer their customers innovative solutions adapted to their needs.

This association also allows customers to benefit from a network of 7 sales outlets in France specialized in welding: Cherbourg (50), Lorient (56), Montoir de Bretagne/St Nazaire (44), Bouguenais and Carquefou (44), Martigues (13), Lyon/St Priest (69) and Stiring-Wendel (57).

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