Nearly 100 years of history.

GROUP HISTORY

POITTEMILL and FORPLEX were respectively founded in 1933 and 1911. Over the decades, both companies have developped unique know-how and specific technological processes that can be used for wide-ranging industrial applications.

BROYEURS POITTEMILL INGÉNIERIE
FORPLEX INDUSTRIE

BROYEURS POITTEMILL INGENIERIE was founded in Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) in 1933.

  • 1933
  • 1980s
  • 1983
  • 1991-1992
  • 1993
  • 2000s
  • 2014
  • 2015
POITTEMILL is founded by Mr F. POITTE (in Neuilly-sur-Seine). Originally, the company concentrates on the conception, manufacturing and marketing of industrial plants for crushing minerals.
POITTEMILL designs the Roller Press with Pulsed Pressure (BCPP) which allows for a 50 % energy saving when compared to classic coal crushing equipment. The BCPP integrates a patented process of pulsed pressure via a hydraulic system which eliminates any vibration problems and eliminates the need for pre-grinding.

POITTEMILL develops in parallel a high-yield selector to be used with the Roller press, allowing a clear 50 µ cut with finished product throughputs reaching 100 T/h.

This selector is equipped with an air inlet that helps maintain the particles in front of the classifier longer to increase the efficiency.
Jean-Marc MARECHAL takes over as Managing Director of POITTEMILL
Preliminary trials with a PAS prototype. The first PAS is sold to NESTLE, Hesdin France.
POITTEMILL moves in to new headquarters in Béthune which are equipped with a workshop and test centre (current location).
The BLF – Jet air mill joins the range to crush hard and abrasive products and those with a high added value such as pharmaceutical or cosmetic products. As an example, 3 t/h of baryte can be crushed for in pharmaceutical use (99 % 16µm: 3 µm).

In 2010, the range of LABLINE ( EHX) Lumpbreakers is equipped with an innovative system which facilitates dismantling for cleaning.
Official opening of POITTEMILL THAILAND.
Official opening of POITTEMILL RUSSIA.

FORPLEX INDUSTRIE was founded in Bologne Billancourt (France) in 1911.

  • 1911
  • 1994
  • 1996
  • 2000s
  • 2014
Foundation of the company FORPLEX, which begins by marketing, then designing fine-grinding equipment.
Takeover of FORPLEX by POITTEMILL
A new range of grinding equipment is launched: the FNG range (Forplex Nouvelle Génération). The use of 316L steel and welded mechanics conforms with current FDA / GMP / CE norms.

Consequently, the applications in the pharmaceutical and food-processing industries are multiplied. A new system of air insufflation on the shaft at bearing level is installed to avoid product retention inside the crusher.
The BLF – Jet air mill joins the range to crush hard and abrasive products and those with a high added value such as pharmaceutical or cosmetic products. As an example, 3 t/h of baryte can be crushed for in pharmaceutical use (99 % 16µm: 3 µm).

In 2010, the range of LABLINE ( EHX) Lumpbreakers is equipped with an innovative system which facilitates dismantling for cleaning.
The FK3.3 (Forplex knife mill) is launched for processing fibrous foodstuff or pharmaceutical products.

TODAY, POITTEMILL AND FORPLEX, IT IS :

MORE THAN
7000 INSTALLATIONS...
IN MORE THAN
100 COUNTRIES