Fondation of the "Lacroix Frères
" society associating the brothers Constant and Zénon Lacroix. The premises of the factory at 8 bis rue Christin
(Saint Claude) had been purchased two years before.
Number of employees: about 30
The society is redefined. Now it associates Zénon's widow and her children André, Jean and Lucienne with the "S.A.R.L. Zénon Lacroix
Number of employees: 17
(5 working at home)
André and Jean Lacroix separate.
Jean Lacroix establishes the "J. Lacroix & Cie" society
and set up on his own in the former Delacour factory, rue Carnot (Saint
Claude). "J. Lacroix & Cie" will enter S.A. Cuty-Fort in 1988.
André Lacroix changes his company name which is now "S.A. A. Lacroix"(1).
Number of employees: 7
The business now managed by Gérard Lacroix,
son of André, becomes "S.A.R.L. A. Lacroix" and gives up subcontracting pre-turned
bowls for third parties. (ex : Ropp)
Production : about 10 000 pipes/year
Gérard Lacroix retires and gives Gaël Coulon the
right to use the "A. Lacroix" brand name.
(1) S.A. (Société Anonyme) : Limited Company (UK) or Incorporated Company (US)