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PARKER HANNIFIN BELUX SPRL | Business Park "Les Portes de l'Europe" Avenue Robert Schuman, 82 - B-1400 NIVELLES, BELGIUM
Tel. : +32 (0)67 280 900 | Fax : +32 (0)67 280 999 | E-mail : parker.belgium@parker.com

History

Legris SA began at a small valve making factory in 1848 in France.

In 1969- The invention and launching of the push in fitting.

This concept has since been adopted worldwide. LF 3000 push-in connections from Legris have won several international awards for innovation.

The creation of an industrial unit in Spain and a sales subsidiary in Great Britain marked our entry into international markets.

 

In the period since 1969 Legris SA established over 30 sales and industrial sites worldwide.

1988 – Legris, a division of Groupe Legris Industries

Marked the creation of Groupe Legris Industries, an international mechanical group quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange; Legris SA became a subsidiary of the Group

1994 – ISO 9001 quality certification for all Legris sites in France

In the period between 1994 to 2000, 11 Legris SA sites worldwide have been certified ISO 9001.

1996 - 1997 – Creation of Legris Transair and Legris Autoline

As a result of improvements made to its push-in fittings technology, Legris SA designed, developed and launched under the Transair® brand, compressed air pipe work systems which can be assembled immediately and are easily modified – “the intelligent compressed air systems”. The following year marked, creation of the Legris Autoline subsidiary, dedicated to the automobile 1st assembly activity (passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles ).

2000 - 2003 – New sites and acquisition

Legris establishes itself for the first time in South America with the creation of Legris do Brasil.

Then, Legris creates its 5th subsidiary in Asia: Legris India.


With the purchase of the Bell-Hermetic company, (German manufacturer of high pressure connectors), Legris extended its activities to the hydraulic market and offers a wider range to its customers.


2003 - A subsidiary in South Africa, Legris establishes itself for the first time in Africa with the creation of Legris South Africa.

2003 to 2007 – Tremendous growth

Over 200,000 Transair installations worldwide. 

October 2008

As part of the continuous development of its business, Legris SA was acquired by Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion & control technologies and systems on October 1, 2008.