History of Alaine
The BeginNING OF A BEAUTIFUL STORY…
The year of France’s liberation, Marcel Alainé founded Transports ALAINÉ in Mâcon. His three sons Jean Claude, Gérard and Michel have been running the business since 1981.
AN INSTINCTIVE AND STRATEGIC DECISION
Transports ALAINÉ set up its new head office south of Mâcon. Over time, the Group needed more space to cope with its expansion and so extended the premises in 2006.
Acquisition of Transports Garnier and Startis, the latter serving international destinations including Central Europe, UK, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Germany.
A firST STEP
TOWARDS THE EAST
The foundation of Sotalux in Bettembourg gave the company a foothold in Luxembourg.
EMERGENCE OF A
Acquisition of Transports Lefert.
EXPANSION OF THE FRENCH NETWORK
Alainé moved into Southern France by taking over a company based in Orange, which it renamed Sotalis.
RECOGNITION OF A SPECIALITY
The acquisition of Duverneuil, a company based in Saint-Loubès in the Gironde region, made Alainé a leader in the food tanker transport sector. Furthermore, the expansion of the warehouse network and renovation of the Mâcon site boosted Alainé’s prospects for international growth.
A new joint venture in Poland.
The creation of two new subsidiaries in Hungary and Slovakia further expanded Alainé’s network and access to European markets.
Takeover of food tanker specialist Bouyer in Thouars (Les Deux-Sèvres département) with 70 employees, 50 tractors and 70 tank semi-trailers. The Alainé Group was sold under an LMBO deal to five managers and an investment fund.