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Energic Factory History

Ets Patissier factory history.

Albert Patissier, born in 1900, was the inventor of the derailleur in 1920 (cycling) and test pilot at Monet-Goyon in Macon. He started off in a modest shop as a repairing business for cycles and various brands of motorcycettes (small motor cycles 50cc to 175cc) of that time at Rue National Villefranche-sur-Saône (in front of the L’Eden). there are records of the first registration of his company with 7,800,000 francs at this address in 1919 (reg; 57B136). (See Motobecane MB1 typical motorcycettes below). The company was fully trading in 1923.

Motobecane MB1 www.Energic.info

Patissier moved his business after 2 years to Rue Paul Bert 1925 and then Rue du Promenoir in 1926. It was here and at la newly aquired warehouse at Rue des Docks that he started on the prototypes of motoculteurs for his viticole clients in 1926. This facility was close to the railway station for ease of finished product movement.

Energic old wharehouse the beginnings www.energic.info Energic motoculteur prototye 4WD 1926 www.energic.info

The warehouse/hanger at Rue des Docks near to the railway station at Villefranche-sur-Saône.

In 1930 Mr Patissier bought a further property at Rue Françoise Giraud, to keep his labour force in the local area of his existing warehouse and premises. At this stage Etys Patissier had a work force of 69 local staff.

In 1939 Mr Patissier then purchased a facility at Rue de Thizy, so that the engines stored here could be mounted easily on the motoculteur chassis.
By 1956 Ets Patissier was employing 300+ people, in a factory of 32 000m2 (9000m2 covered), producing 200+ machines per month, approx. 18 000 machines produced since 1930. The factory was situated at Rue Pasteur, 69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône. Later named 196/202 Rue Robert Schuman, 69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône Tel. (74) 65.13.58. – Registre Commerce Villefranche 57 B 136.

Ets factory Villefrance-sur-Saône www.energic.info

 

Energic factory sign painted on the side of a house in Villefranche-sur-Soâne www.energic.info

Energic factory sign painted on the side of a house in Villefranche-sur-Soâne.

 

Read more history to 1986 at Energic history from 1964 to 1986 here.

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Mr A Patissier personally took guided tours around the large complex. Introducing press, agents, customers to the Energic culture.He took a huge amount of pride in his work force, equipment, products and factory.

Energic Factory tour in the 1950's conducted by Mr Patissier www.energic.info Energic Factory tour in the 1950's conducted by Mr Patissier www.energic.info Energic Factory tour in the 1950's conducted by Mr Patissier www.energic.info Energic Factory tour in the 1950's conducted by Mr Patissier www.energic.info

Energic Factory tour in the 1950’s by Mr A Patissier.

 

Energic branded on the surrounding walls of the Energic factory Villefranche-sur-Sâone. www.energic.info

Energic branded on the surrounding walls of the Energic factory Villefranche-sur-Sâone.

 

Here are some photos of the factory working in the 1950’s;

Energic drawing/design office www.energic.info Energic drawing/design office www.energic.info

Energic drawing/design office.

 

Energic factory drilling machinary www.energic.info

Heavy drilling machinery, with up to 16 drills.

 

Energic factory drilling machinary www.energic.info

Energic factory drilling machinery.

 

Energic factory lathes www.energic.info

Energic factory lathes.

 

Energic factory metal pressing/cutting www.energic.info

Energic factory metal pressing/cutting.

 

Energic factory heavy metal machinery. www.energic.info

Energic factory heavy metal machinery.

 

Energic factory metal pressing/cutting www.energic.info

Energic factory metal pressing/cutting.

 

Energic factory heavy metal machinery www.energic.info

Energic manufacturing smaller metal components.

 

Energic Factory stock awaiting assembly ww.energic.info

Stock held in the Energic factory awaiting call up to production.

 

Energic tracteurs production line or 511 512 models www.energic.info

Energic Tracteur assembly 511/512.

 

Energic factory production line for the 519 tractors both Diesel Petrol www.energic.info

Energic Tracteur assembly 519 petrol/diesel.

 

Energic factory production line for the 411 motoculteur www.energic.info

Energic factory production line for the 411 motoculteur.

 

Energic tracteurs production line for 525 models www.energic.info

Energic tracteurs 525 assembly.

 

Energic factory finished vehicle hall www.energic.info

Energic factory finished vehicle hall.

 

 Energic Motoculteur with spraying adaption delivery pre check www.energic.info

Energic Motoculteur C7 S bloc with spraying adaption delivery pre check.

 

 Energic Mototracteurs 711 awaiting delivery at Villefranche station www.energic.info  Energic Motoculteur Machines awaiting delivery at Villefranche station www.energic.info

Energic tracteurs awaiting collection at the station at Villefranche-sur-Saône.

Energic logo on the side of a house in Villefranche-sur-Sâone www.energic.info

Energic logo on the side of a house in Villefranche-sur-Sâone.

 

Energic factory/offices entrance at Ets Patissier in Villefranche-sur-Sâone www.energic.info

Energic factory/offices entrance at Ets Patissier in Villefranche-sur-Sâone.

 

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Read more about the Energic motoculteur 409 here.

Read more about the Energic Motoculteiur 410 here.

Read more about the Energic motoculteur 411 here.

Read more about Energic Tracteur 519 T.M.D.Indenor engine/moteur here.

Read more about Energic Engine suppliers Ruggerini here.

Read more about Energic Engine/Moteur supplier Peugeot here.

Read more about Energic Sachs Engines/Moteurs here.

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