Born of a family of ironsmiths and engineers in the Prince's of Liège service during the 18th century, Mr Louis LACHAUSSEE starts its own business in Liège in 1830.
In the industrial tradition of the country, he takes out a patent on an automatic gun and builds machinery for the production of black powder. He died in Kragujevac Serbia where he was erecting a powder plant in 1852. He was succeeded by his wife and son Désiré who specialized in machine-tools and ammunition machines.
At the beginning of the last century, Mr Louis LACHAUSSEE , the grand-son of the founder, further expanded the facilities and moves his factory to Ans in 1913. The war occured and forced him to take refuge in Paris where he created an engineering office. Back in Liège, Mr Louis LACHAUSSEE decided to give up military business and to develop machinery for the production of hunting and sporting ammunition whiich, nowadays, are used all over the world.
After his death in 1924, a woman, for a seconf time, ruled the company for about twenty years.
After the seconf world war, Madame Lachaussée passed the company management to his son Maurice.
The business almost completely terminated during the German occupation, developed rapidly after the war thanks to the modernisation and extension of the manufacturing programme. In 1970, in order to dispose of additional production capacity, it is decided to take over a factory at Nessonvaux, near Liège.
While the sporting ammunition equipment continues to be modernized, other fields such as transfer presses, progressive die set tooling presses, primer and detonator machinery have been developed.
The creative spirit of a family and its collaborators, the intelligence and know-how of qualified and dedicated personnel and the excellent cooperation of customers on all continents have succeeded in keeping Lachaussée young yet rich in experience of more than one and a half century