- 1900 - 1944
Jacques LENTZ - Founder
Creation of a bicycle and farm machinery repair workshop in Drulingen.Manufacture of cookers, bread ovens and appliances mainly intended for a population of farmers.
Jacques LENTZ - 2nd Generation
Diversification of the manufactured range, adding continuous heat ovens, steam cookers, etc.
- 1945 - 1980
Jean LENTZ - 3rd Generation
Launch of the sheet metal work activity, with an initial work site in Moselle.
Creation of the company SOTRAL (Société de Treillis Soudés d’Alsace), France’s first welded mesh production company.
Merger of the two companies Ets LENTZ S.A. and SOTRAL S.A.Creation of SOTRALENTZ on January 1st 1970.
Launch of the Plastics activity.
- 1981 - 1999
Patrick LENTZ - 4th Generation
Creation of SOTRALENTZ Polska, in Pruszków, Poland.Creation of IBC Service for the recycling of IBCs.
Creation of the Joint-venture TR-Lentz, in Lantarón, Spain.
Creation of ITC, Industrial Training Center.
- 2000 - 2012
Creation of the subsidiaries SOTRALENTZ Construction, SOTRALENTZ Metal Industries, SOTRALENTZ Packaging.
Purchase of DWH Drahtwerk Horath, Germany.
Creation of SOCOROM in Brasov, Romania.
Purchase of the company SECOFAB in Sarralbe, France.
Purchase of a production site in Trier, Germany.
Building of a new production site in Skierniewice, Poland.
Purchase of the SOTRALENTZ Group by executives: Karl Burkardt (1/3), Jacques Ducaruge (1/3), Patrick Lentz (1/3).
Purchase of the company SFAR in Montchanin, France.
Purchase of 50 % of the shares of its Spanish joint-venture TR-Lentz (created in 1996 together with Tubos Reunidos)