Our heritage

Our history is above all an inheritance, which guides us and pushes us forward whilst regenerating our spirits. Knowing where we came from lets us build our own path into the future, ensuring that we carefully adhere to our sincere values. This is our day-to-day creed.

Throughout its 70 years of experience, REEL has always tried to be a pioneer… It remains an enterprise belonging to the men and women who created it, make it what it is today and will shape its future.

1946

Company Ferrand & Frantz

The company had written its history with the company Ferrand & Frantz which was built with Charles Frantz, founder of REEL and Pierre Ferrand.

1951

Our first modern overhead crane

The first seeds of innovation were sown by the completion of the first modern overhead crane to be commercialized under the REEL brand. “Rationnel Economique Esthétique Léger” (Rational, Economic, Elegant, Light)

1960

Nuclear reactor core loading gantry, Marcoule COGEMA

As this new source of energy becomes ‘REAL’ a new industry is born, the nuclear age opens new horizons for REEL in the future, with the completion of a loading gantry for an experimental reactor in Marcoule

1963

Destined for a promising future activity

With the expansion of equipment for the nuclear industry, the creation of a maintenance activity becomes top priority, an activity which will, one day, become one of the company’s key selling points.

1967

REEL takes to the air

With the appearance of wide-bodied airplanes, REEL starts providing state- of-the-art maintenance equipment, suspended work platforms, mobile docks, etc. Making time savings of nearly 40% on aircraft maintenance operations.

1974

First refueling machine

With the completion of its first refueling machine, REEL can truly be said to have entered the nuclear age.

1983

Spreading across the world

The globalization of the REEL Nuclear Division, with the supply of mast cranes for a Storage Center in Sweden

1990

Diversification of know hows

The market share held by standard equipment drops to a minimum, in comparison with the market for made-to-measure, automated, specialized equipment. The various know hows across the company undergo evolution.

1996

50th anniversary of REEL

REEL’s 50th birthday witnesses the globalization of REEL, with an initial acquisition of COH, followed by NNSC. REEL multiplies its sites across the world, whilst remaining attached to its origins

2002

Finishing and tests workstations for the A380, the giant of the skies

REEL confirms its position to aeronautics constructors companies by completing three finishing & tests workstations for the A380

2011

Offshore oil & gaz

REEL makes its mark on a new market through the integration of Imeca, a notable supplier in the pipeline laying market.

2015

TOGETHER TOWARDS PERFORMANCE

ALESA completes our expertise in the aluminum sector, along with NKM NOELL Special Cranes

2016

We are ready !

Perseverance, passion, commitment, a thirst for knowledge, listening... The human values that have forged the identity of our group and constitute our strength enable us to work hand-in-hand with industrial companies across the world

Bourget Air Show : REEL in Air&Cosmos

REEL in the special Bourget edition of Air&Cosmos introducing its presence at the Bourget Air Show.

Global integrator : REEL in L’Usine Nouvelle

Our offer as an assembly and production line integrator for aircraft manufacturers and equipment supplier to Airlines.

REEL COH : 2019 HydroVision International Event

Bourget 2019 : International Paris Air Show

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