STAS acquires SERMAS Industrie, world leader in the sawing of large materials

Press release

STAS acquires SERMAS Industrie

The purpose of this press release is to announce that STAS Inc, a high-technology equipment supplier for the global aluminum industry based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, has acquired SERMAS Industrie, located in St Quentin Sur Isère, near Grenoble in France and which employs around forty employees.

World leader in the sawing of large materials for the aluminum industry, SERMAS Industrie develops a complete range of equipment for the manufacture of cast aluminum products:

  • Complete sawing equipment for ingots, billets and aluminum T-bars including handling, weighing, marking and chip processing;
  • Milling machines for the manufacture of cast or rolled aluminum plates;
  • Sealing benches to produce cathodic blocks used in electrolysis pots;
  • Anode preparation equipment;
  • Sawing equipment for copper bars, carbon blocks and graphite

The success of SERMAS results from its ability to provide equipment that meets the real needs of the sector. SERMAS Industrie was established in 1972 and has been active in the aluminum industry since 1983. More than 500 Sermas units are in operation around the world.

Through this acquisition and the implementation of broad synergies, STAS wishes to realize its vision of becoming a key player for the aluminum industry by offering turnkey, reliable and robust solutions to its customers: aluminum smelters, rolling mills, extrusion plants, forging plants, recyclers, distribution centers and the carbon industry.

Founded in 1989, STAS today has more than 160 employees and designs and commercializes high-tech equipment in more than 40 countries. With more than 1500 equipment units in operation and thousands of individual solutions, the company is a world leader recognized for its innovative qualities and engineering expertise adapted to the aluminum sector.

We welcome the entire SERMAS team – its employees, its customers and its partners in the great STAS family.

For more information, please contact:

Dominic Vézina
Marketing, external relations and communications Manager 

622, rue des Actionnaires, Chicoutimi, Qc., Canada G7J 5A9
Tel: + 1 418 696-0074
Tel direct : +1 581 221-1549
Mobile: +1 514 348-8827 

For SERMAS Industrie

Gérard Laforet
Commercial Director 

343, chemin du Stade F-38210 St Quentin Sur Isère, France
Direct line: +33 (0)4 76 07 42 49
Mobile: +33(0)610 234 348