Company history: VOCO France Sàrl



Max Vogt founded VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie with his cousin in Dannemarie (France). The family was already running a wire-drawing factory in Reinach (Switzerland) – located between Aarau and Lucerne – where about 250 people worked. Initially, there were 5 employees working in Dannemarie (FR). The range of products included solder wire, various steel wire items, binding wire, metallic scourers and steel wool.

VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie employed about 80 people. The site covered an area of 22,320m2, of which 7,510m2 were roofed.

VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie concentrated its activities on the manufacture of the finest galvanised and copper-plated drawn wire for the production of metal scourers. VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie also sold the knitting machines required to produce metal scourers. Exports accounted for approximately 75% of production. Jean-Marc Vogler took over the management of VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie.

VOCO Draht AG in Reinach (CH) and VOGT & Cie Tréfilerie in Dannemarie (FR) were reformed under the name of VOCO France Sàrl. Notz Group thus extended its range with fine rolled wire for use in the manufacture of metal scourers and with metal mesh for industrial applications.

VOCO France Sàrl ceased production of steel wire in Reinach (CH) and moved its entire plant to Dannemarie. This expanded VOCO’s production capacity and its range of products.

VOCO France Sàrl launched an important diversification and developed new products for new applications.

A large number of existing machines were adapted for the flexible manufacture of a high volume of fine drawn or rolled wires. Production capacity for copper-plated wire was increased and additional annealing ovens were put into service. The synergies between companies in the Notz Group in Brügg (CH) and VOCO France Sàrl allow a competent response to demanding client requirements. Read more about the history of the Notz Group