History of Algeco
Algeco was founded by Jean-Pierre Bruggeman and Jean Thomachot in Mâcon, France, on 19 December 1955. Although Algeco (d’Alliance et Gestion Commerciale) initially focused on the exploitation of (raw) materials such as flour, sugar, cement, coal, wine and wagons, the end of 1955 was the real start: the invention of modular construction. Generations later, we are still the leading authority in this market.
The Bulle 2002: the first big success
The very first modular construction we brought to market was a wooden shed with a stove and a dormitory.
At the end of the 50s, we introduced the ‘Bulle 2002’: a 9m2 plastic unit that could be linked together with others of its type.
This practical, original, quick-to-deploy and affordable solution was met with enthusiastic reactions.
Soon, the units sprang up everywhere and we started developing larger and even better models based on the ‘Bulle 2002’.
By the mid-90s, we had started to develop services for specific markets. Algeco became more and more valuable to the construction industry, to schools and hospitals, and in the growing market for temporary office accommodation. The concept of continuous improvement was applied to every unit - each previous model is undergoes continuous adaptation and improvement.
Better solutions arrived, modules were reinvented and the design evolved;
eventually arriving at the unit we know today.
Proud market leader in modular construction
Algeco has always held firm to the first concept: modular solutions that suit the client’s requirements.
Over the past decades, we never tired of searching for new applications and markets that would benefit from an introduction to our products. In an ever-changing world, Algeco continued to innovate - resulting in our proud achievement of being market leader in modular construction. Not only in Europe, but far beyond too.