- The company was founded in Belgium in the
region of Tournai
by the father and son team of Adrien and André Ménart.
were sales and maintenance of agricultural machines in the local
1970 - With its first diversification, the
importer of machines for the maintenance of parks, woodlands
- Jean-Claude Ménart, André's son,
joins the company. An industrial engineer who develops the
importation and adaptation of existing machinery lines to the specific
needs of clients
1983 - Responding to the environmental
trends for the recycling of organic waste materials, MENART
develops a multipurpose shredder allowing the shredding of large
quantities of mixed organic waste.
- Move of the company to its new building in
Montroeul-au-Bois, Belgium (1,000 m2)
- In its new facilities, MENART diversifies its manufacturing
activity and expands their range of products to include drum
screens. Creation of MENART France in Denain.
export sales to France and The Netherlands, MENART develops its export
activities in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain,
- Manufacture of MENART's
first windrow-turner which receives the prestigious "Epi de Bronze"
award at the Agribex Fair 1996 and also a special mention at SIMA in
- Diversification with the creation of an
industrial pellet shredder to feed the kiln of CBR cementworks
Antoing, Belgium. Sales of the first machines to
Quebec, Canada. Development of a specific turner for
remediation of polluted soils for land regeneration.
- MENART France moves to new much larger facilities at
Petite-Foret, near Valenciennes, and increases
levels of MENART machines.
- Opening of
representative offices in Vietnam and Nicaragua. Bérengère
Ménart, Jean-Claude's daughter, also an industrial engineer,
joins the company in order to develop and manage projects outside
- Awarded contract for the pre-treatment
phase of the Centre for Organic Valorization in
Dunkirk, France -
the start of MENART's tailor-made installations for large scale
2004 - Opening of a collective
office in Senegal. R&D development and manufacturing
specific turner for the treatment of wastewater sludge.
- Commissioning of the first turn-key
sorting-composting plant for
treatment of 100,000 tons/year of household waste in
- Opening of a
representative office in Pakistan. Commissioning of the first
turn-key sorting-composting plant for 100,000 tons/year of household
waste in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. Commissioning
pre-treatment line machinery for the Centre of Organic Valorization in
Lille, France - a project of over 100,000 tons/year.
- Development, design and manufacturing of the world's largest windrow
turner for soil remediation - the MENART 10330-SPMC, a 40 ton machine
spanning windrows of 10 x 3 meters and treating 12,000 tons of soils
/hour. Commissioning of the second turn-key sorting-composting plant in
Vietnam (Phu Ly).
- Various new contracts in
development world-wide - Vietnam and Pakistan and new countries such as
Peru, Algeria and Columbia.
- A variety of
R&D development projects for new model
large turners that will be introduced during the year.
- The company moves to new facilities in dour: 7000m² of buidling with
low energy consumption.