Our Story

The ECM Group is the world leader in solutions and services for industrial heat treatments with strong value adding properties.

Founded in 1928, the Group ECM is known all over the world for its innovations, technologies, processes, solutions and services. Our vacuum furnaces have been developed for more than 50 years and constitute a referring basis for several thousands of units sold around the world: ICBP® installations, vacuum furnaces, induction furnaces, deposition furnaces, photovoltaic & crystal growth furnaces, and tailor-made furnaces.

The whole engineering and manufacturing takes place in our French workshop based in our headquarters in Grenoble: 1 200 m² of offices, 8 000 m² of workshops, a R&D platform and a laboratory dedicated to metallurgy. All processes are mastered internally. ECM solutions represent 75% of all low pressure carburizing installations produced in the world (1 100 heat treating cells / 200 ICBP® installations).

Corporate social responsibility, values and the dedication of men and women all help ECM create reliable and relevant technological solutions to our clients. The quality of our relationships and continuous improvements are the basis of the company’s success. Our strong capacity to react is proven by the agility, flexibility and availability of our 350 collaborators and our 15 international subsidiaries (China, India, USA, Germany…)

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Our Mission

Cut down your manufacturing costs and improve the performance of your parts

The ECM Group offers services, processes and installations to help you reduce your manufacturing costs and improve the performance of manufactured parts. We meet the expectations of all industries requiring in depth knowledge of vacuum and thermochemical processes. (Automotive, Aeronautics, Photovoltaic, Nuclear).

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High Tech products, strong international presence, external growth…

”ECM Technologies owes its success to the individuals composing the company, its customers and its strong investments in R&D. Based in Grenoble, Paris and Montpellier, the company manufactures 90% of its production in France and exports 85% of it. Thanks to our patented process INFRACARB® and our broad range of modular installations ICBP®, we are the world leaders in low pressure carburizing. From low pressure carburizing to large scale high pressure gas quenching…,we are devoted to improve heat treatments on our customers’ sites…”

Laurent PELISSIER
Président / CEO

Our Values

Innovation

To give more value to heat treating

Quality

We owe it to each of our customers

Customer satisfaction

This is the first indicator of our performance

Solidarity

This is the cement which unites our teams worldwide

Proximity

To be close to our customers, wherever they are

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Industrial furnaces from ECM Technologies meet the expectations of all industrial sectors, and particularly: Automotive, Aeronautics, Electronics, Photovoltaic, Nuclear, Medical and the Elaboration of Materials.

Since 1964, vacuum furnaces manufactured by ECM Technologies have constituted a reference basis for several thousands of furnaces sold worldwide. Ever since, ECM Technologies became the main supplier of OEMs of these industries, such as: Dassault, Thales, Airbus, Herakles, Sagem…

Since 1991, with its patented Infracarb process for low pressure carburizing, and its very own modular installation concept ICBP, ECM Technologies has been reinforcing its leading position on this market with more than 1100 heating cells producing around the world.

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