HISTORY

1938

The Bonneterie d’Armor was founded in Quimper from the desire of one man: Walter Hubacher. At the age of 31, this Swiss man of Alemannic origin made the bet to create and produce high-quality underwear under the Armor Lux brand name.

1940

Purchase of the first knitting machine.

1945

Recovery of activity after a shortage of raw materials during the Second World War.

1965

Integration of a dyeing factory in order to achieve complete management of the quality of the clothing.

1970

Creation of the first ready-to-wear collections which were added to the manufacture of underwear and navy sweaters

1982

Armor Lux continued to develop and launched a network of stores.

1993

The Bonneterie d’Armor was taken over by two Breton industrialists who wanted to perpetuate the business of the company in Quimper: Jean-Guy Le Floch and Michel Gueguen

1997

A new clothing line for children was created. The Armor-Kids brand name was born.

2004

Commissioning of a new production and logistics factory on the heights of Quimper.

2005

Resolutely committed to sustainable development, Armor Lux launched a line of products made from fairtrade cotton certified by Fairtrade / Max Havelaar.

2007

The French railway company SNCF entrusted Armor Lux with manufacturing its controllers’ new outfits.

2009

Armor Lux signed a certification agreement with ECOCERT for the manufacture and distribution of products made from organic cotton.

2010

Jean-Guy Le Floch received in Quimper the insignia of Knight of the Legion of Honor.

2011

AFNOR Certification provided Armor Lux with an AFAQ 26000 assessment certificate for its overall social responsibility policy (maturity level). The integrated analytical laboratory is accredited by the COFRAC (French Comity of Accreditation) in accordance with the standard NF ISO 17025.

2012

Creation in Quimper of a clothing industry operator course in partnership with the Pôle Emploi (French national employment agency), the Chambre de métiers et de l’artisanat du Finistère (Chamber of trades and crafts of the Finistère) and Opcalia TMC

2013

Armor Lux opened its 50th store in Plaisir (Yvelines).

2014

SNCF and GEOPOST choose Armor-Lux to entrusted Armor Lux with manufacturing its employees’ new outfits.


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