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FROM A PRECURSOR IN EUROPE FROM A PRECURSOR IN EUROPE
TO A WORLDWIDE LEADER TO A WORLDWIDE LEADER
In less than 60 years, the Winoa group has enjoyed an exceptional development, going from a regional company to an undisputed global leader.
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THE BIRTH

Created as a joint venture between Bell Intercorp (USA) and the Société des Hauts Fourneaux & Forges d'Allevard (FR), Wheelabrator Allevard saw the day in 1961, introducing steel shot blasting on European markets, a new and revolutionary technique for desanding and descaling operations in foundries and forges. Some 50 years later, we have achieved global leadership in our business line, thanks to our strong internal dynamic and our active acquisition policy. 

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THE DEVELOPMENT

In the 80s, the group underwent strong development following significant acquisitions in the UK, in Italy, in Canada and in the USA. This development continued in the 90s, in the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, South Africa, Brazil and in Asia (China, Korea, Thailand and Japan)

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THE REINFORCEMENT

Since then, our position as a world leader has been bolstered and we opened a new factory in Russia in 2010. In 2011, we celebrated our 50th birthday and, on that occasion, Wheelabrator Allevard became Winoa. On the 30th of January, 2014, a consortium under KKR Asset Management (KAM) acquired Winoa, which was until then owned by LBO France. Since the 21st of March, 2017, KPS Capital Partner LP is the majority shareholder.

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