Lyon-Corbas, April, 9, 2021
VIGNAL GROUP announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of SESALY SAS to its owner Stéphane Vial. SESALY is based in Saint-Priest-Lyon in France.
Founded in 1957 by Stéphane Vial's grandfather, SESALY designs, manufactures, and commercializes on-board light and audible signalling systems for passenger transport vehicles and industrial vehicles. Stéphane Vial, who took over the company in 2001, strongly accelerated its development to reach 27 million euros in sales in 2020 with a workforce of 115 people.
In recent years, SESALY has become a major player in the coach-bus, industrial vehicles and railway markets thanks to its lighting, audible signalling and marking solutions.
This acquisition will enable VIGNAL GROUP to expand in the passenger transport sector while strengthening its positions in the industrial vehicle market. The products developed as well as the markets operated by the Company are highly complementary to those addressed by VIGNAL GROUP.
With this acquisition, the group would reach a turnover of 140 million euros.
Jean-Louis Coutin, President of VIGNAL GROUP, declared: “VIGNAL is pursuing its growth strategy through targeted acquisitions to strengthen itself in technological fields and / or acquire new product lines. The integration of SESALY into the group will allow us to develop synergies to offer more products and services to all of our customers. "
Stéphane Vial, President of SESALY, declared: “With the support of all the teams, I am proud to have made SESALY a major player recognized in its markets. Integration into VIGNAL GROUP will allow SESALY to intensify its development while keeping its DNA. "
ABOUT VIGNAL GROUP
Vignal Group is specialized in designing, manufacturing and marketing of lighting and signalling products and systems for industrial and commercial vehicles. The group operates on three continents (Europe, Asia and America) and employs around 500 people. The group’s R&D centers are located in France (Lyon and Caen) and in Switzerland (Rancate).
SESALY has designed, manufactured and sold on-board solutions to combine mobility with comfort & safety. SESALY owns industrial & logistics facilities based in Saint-Priest (FRANCE) where products for commercial vehicles, bus & coaches and also rail transport are manufactured, assembled and stored. Research & Development activity is ensured by the R&D pole, made up by technicians, engineers & project managers able to design and develop on-board solutions for the future.