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  It is in a picturesque village of Condroz, Ocquier, where country traditions and stone habitats of the country rub shoulders with the medieval history, that the blacksmith Roger Poncin decides to fix his future in 1943 in the shadow of a church of the IXth century.


At the end of the Second World War, reconstruction and rehabilitation led him to the first steps of the metal structure. His shed "The Resistant" quickly made the reputation for quality and professionalism of this man steeped in steel strikes the door of the biggest companies of the time. Focusing on quality and respect for the customer, Ateliers Roger Poncin SA actively participates in prestigious buildings: steel industry, nuclear power plant, turbine-gas-steam power plant, various bridges, among other sectors of activity . But who says Poncin, says export. In the seventies, Poncin S.A. affirms his ambition. A rapidly qualified partner for the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Egypt, Poncin S.A. prints the Belgian metal seal in these far-off countries.


 A new life begins on the Ocquier site (formerly Poncin Ateliers) On July 31st, 2017, at the heart of the summer, MATIERE SAS acquired Ateliers Roger Poncin & Cie SA in Ocquier in Belgium. of art and special metal structures since 3 generations (1943). The new company, Metallic Bridges of Belgium s.a., MBB for close friends, is a new strategic subsidiary of MATIERE SAS for the coming years. With its highly qualified and experienced employees as well as high-level facilities and equipment, MBB is ideally located in the heart of Europe, a few kilometers from the port of Antwerp. A new Unibridge® line has been installed to participate in the production of major export projects. Deploying its own sales force via its subsidiary Poncinlux, MBB is present on the Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourg, French, German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

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