Since the foundation of Thibeau in 1912 and Asselin in 1920, the companies' history has continued from sale of the first crosslapper and needleloom in the 1950s to acquisition by the ANDRITZ GROUP in 2011 and opening of a new technical center in Elbeuf in 2013.


       Opening of technical center in Elbeuf including complete needlepunch line
2011   Integration into ANDRITZ GROUP as ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau
2005   Merger of Asselin and Thibeau to form Asselin-Thibeau
2004   Introduction of the new eXcelle card range
1997   Opening of a joint venture in Wuxi, China
1994   Opening of Asselin China in Shanghai


  Presentation of the new range of profile crosslappers with short textile path
1986   Integration of Asselin into N. Schlumberger & Cie
1980   Creation of Asselin America
1978   Thibeau launches a new card dedicated to nonwovens
1969   Integration of Thibeau into N. Schlumberger & Cie
1958   First needleloom built
1956   First crosslapper sold


  Activities extended to the design and manufacture of machines for the nonwovens industry


  Foundation of Asselin by Emile Asselin (equipment for finishing and wool dyeing)


  Foundation of A. Thibeau & Cie (formerly Louis Francin) by Antoine Thibeau (company producing cards as well as other textile machinery)


ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau history

ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau history

Early card

Early card by A. Thibeau

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