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Girodin-Sauer S.A.S.
16 Chemin des Bas des Indes
95240 Cormeilles-en-Parisis France

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Our corporate history

Girodin-Sauer - more than 70 years of competence at your service!

1948: Engineers Marius GIRODIN, former fighter pilot, and Aimé EVRARD create a company specialising in internal combustion engines.
1949: Application for an original patent for an internal combustion engine known as the "barrel engine".
1953 -
The company, named Girodin & Cie, manufactures high-pressure compressors for the French Navy and other foreign navies.
1972: Design, manufacture and supply of compressors for the US Navy.
1984: Achievement of RAQ2 or AQAP4 (NATO) classification. Takeover of the company by Henri Heuliez, an automotive entrepreneur.
1989: The company becomes part of the German Sauer Compressors Group (J.P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau) and from now on operates under the name Girodin-Sauer S.A.S.
1989: Development of a product range for industrial applications.
1998: ISO9001 certification of Girodin-Sauer S.A.S.. Opening of the US branch of the Sauer Compressros Group, Sauer Compressors Inc.
2007:  Relocation of the company from Houilles, the historic headquarters, to Cormeilles-en Parisis. Extensive investment in a new production facility and a high-pressure test stand.
2013: Girodin-Sauer is selected to equip the ITER programme in France with helium compressors.
2015: Girodin-Sauer is selected to supply air compressor modules for all French nuclear power plants under the DUS post-Fukushima program.
2016: The manufacturer of oil-free compressors HAUG Sauer Kompressoren AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland, becomes part of the Sauer Compressors Group.
2019: Girodin-Sauer is selected to equip the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Great Britain with air compressors.