Creation of ARDATEM
Two engineers establish ARDATEM in the TRICASTIN electro-nuclear region.
ARDATEM is actually an acronym, which stands for “ARDèche Applications Techniques Électricité Mesure” (Ardèche Electricity & Measurement Applications & Techniques).
Inception of CESCA
In the 1990s, the company designs a control instrument for lifting: CESCA.
The device developed is intended to control a polar crane in a reactor building, guaranteeing the safety of personnel and the security of nuclear operations.
Adopted by EDF, which installs it on its sites, CESCA is a resounding success.
It becomes a real passport for Ardatem, enabling it to grow and build a reputation throughout the entire nuclear industry.
Incorporation of ARDATEM into the Gérard Perrier Industrie Group
The idea of joining GPI appeals to the two founders of ARDATEM, whose values are the same as those of the Group.
ARDATEM becomes a subsidiary of the Gérard Perrier Industrie Group in 2006.
Creation of the ANTA
To address the need for skills, ARDATEM creates the ANTA (Académie du Nucléaire et des Techniques Appliquées – (Academy for the Nuclear Sector and Applied Techniques): an in-house training centre designed to enhance the professionalism of engineers and technicians in terms of the specific aspects of the Nuclear sector.
The first course began in Belley in September 2008.
Creation of regional offices
Merger of MADITECH with ARDATEM and the creation of regional offices (in Tours, Yvetot and Paris) in order to better operational coverage for France.
Development of Engineering / Research activities
Hiring of personnel from POS INDUSTRY, which reinforces the development of Engineering / Research activities.
ARDATEM now has a presence on EDF’s 19 operational nuclear sites and also works for other industrial sites, as well as for study and research centres.
ARDATEM’s projects are now also taking shape internationally.