Story of Labbe

Chaudronnerie Inox et alliages nickel

A family company with a international outlook

Since its foundation in 1948, Labbe Process Equipment has specialised in Stainless Steel manufacture. It has been at the forefront of technical innovation adapting its know how to markets needs.

Labbe designs and manufactures process equipments using highly developped engineering techniques and the latest calculation software. This development policy has been the basis of its success since its foundation and it is the key of the story of Labbe Process Equipment.

Labbe Process Equipment has supplied the best quality product to international industries, since 70 years, reaching a leader position in its field. Labbe manufactures high quality pressure vessels, reactors and shell & tube heat exchangers. All of them are made of Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy for the chemical, food, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and energy industries.

70 years of development

2020 Project in progress : Factory 4.0
2018-2019 Development of the WEPLEX® welded plate heat exchanger
2018 Doubling of the forming means: stamping press, flanging machine, roller and bending machine.
2017 Continuation of the automation of welding with the installation of a TIG-MIG-Plasma crane and additional welding bench.
2016 Installation of a laser welding machine for the heat exchange plates (pillow-plate).
2015 Purchase of a new dished head machine
2014 Logo change and M.LABBE became Labbe Process Equipement
2013 M.LABBE was awarded first prize : 1er prix Primo exportateur + 1er prix international Jacques Cresson
2012 Purchase of a water jet and plasma cutting machines. Thermodynamics calculation for column design.
2011 Purchase of two columns welding and boom
2010 Purchase of a new rolling machine
2008 New industrial workshop in Tournan en brie of 15.000 m² with 12 cranes able to lift 50 Tons and a pit of 6m diameter and 4,5m deep
2004 Fabrication of the first tanks with dimpled jackets
2002 Installation of the first large format 6000W laser cutting machine.
2000 Thermal calculation for shell & tubes heat exchangers design
1998 3D drawings and CFAO
1996 Purschase of a presse for the manufacturing of dished heads.
1995 Thomas Labbe became the CEO of M.LABBE
1994 Mechanical engineering (microprotol) and CAD
1993 Certification ISO 9001
1991 First machine tool for the machinig of tubular plates
1980 Fabrication of the first tubes heat exchangers
1977 Creation of a design office for construction drawings.
1976 New industrial workshop of 5.000 m² in Tournan en brie
1968 Henri Labbe became the CEO of the compagny and moved towards industrial business (pressure equipments)
1948 Foundation of the compagny M.LABBE in Nesle by Marcel Labbe.