Schneider-Creusot

Schneider-Creusot, or Schneider et Cie, was a historic French iron and steel-mill which became a major arms manufacturer. After World War II, it eventually evolved into Schneider Electric.

Origins

Eugène Schneider (1805–1875)
A Schneider-Creusot 030-T steam locomotive

In 1836, Adolphe Schneider and his brother Eugène Schneider bought iron-ore mines and forges around Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire). They developed a business dealing in steel, railways, armaments, and shipbuilding.[1]

The Creusot steam hammer was built in 1877.

Somua, a subsidiary located near Paris, made machinery and vehicles, including the SOMUA S35 tank.

Armaments

Vehicles

Mountain guns

Other artillery

Schneider Trophy

Starting in 1911, Jacques Schneider offered the Schneider Trophy. It was a competition for seaplanes, with a large and prestigious prize.

References

  1. ^ "About us". Schneider Electric. Retrieved 21 January 2013.

Further reading

  • Grant, Jonathan A. Grant, Between Depression and Disarmament: The International Armaments Business, 1919-1939 (Cambridge UP, 2018). Online review

External links

Copyright