100% Made in France
1979 : The idea
Pierre Lancelot has been an aeronautical engineer for several years. One day, who knows why, the idea of relying on his training and skills in aeraulics to apply them to the field of baking in bakery was born. From the propeller to the turbine, from the penetration into the air to the hot air flowing around the breads, it is undeniably a step that we must dare to take. His competence in air conditioning and his audacious character are assets that characterize him and will make him a talented entrepreneur. Understanding, Daring, Innovating, and Entrepreneurship to accompany and revolutionize the art of cooking are the verbs that have accompanied Pierre all his life.
October 13, 1980: the birth
Eurofours is a name that owes nothing to chance. Pierre sees far already, and integrates at the end of the furnace, that of Europe. At the same time "in the oven and at the mill", Pierre Lancelot exercises all trades. He goes from designer to editor, from bookkeeper to delivery guy. Well propped up in the trunk, each oven comes with its family car. He meets all his clients and shares their trade and values with them. Professionalism meets conviviality, the concern for perfection marries the satisfaction of the customers. A happy time.
The Heart of the design
It is in Gommegnies his native village in the north of France-that he launches himself into adventure. In the barn adjoining the family home he designs from a to Z a previously unreleased equipment: an electric ventilated furnace. After many searches and technical adjustments, dubbed by hundreds of firings to satisfy the "Baker" the prototype is completed and becomes a marketable model. The furnace is compact, & powerful. The temperature, the mist and the air flow perfectly controlled. He equips his first "hot spot" in Belgium.
Years 90: Openness to the world
Commercial success is at the rendezvous. The Eurofours brand is part of the bakery landscape, as the reference for ventilated ovens. The company is developing. She's industrialized. New buildings and production lines support its growth. It is far away the family barn which has regained its original vocation. Later, a whole series of acquisitions consolidates Eurofours in the field of bakery, representing Nearly 2 centuries of accumulated experience:
Today and tomorrow
Stéphane and Nicolas Lancelot took over from the founding father, at the head of a company of 180 employees in 2008. Eurofours remained a family company. Pierre died in 2010. The Eurofours spirit endures and remains timelessly linked to its founder.
At Eurofours, ventilated furnaces are part of our history. They are our roots, our present and our future. This is why for nearly 40 years our place is that of a leader. Our philosophy revolves around two simple ideas: preserving our historical industrial know-how and developing innovative features that meet the expectations of our customers.