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History of DUARIB

  • 1936

    DUARIB Trademark was registered in 1936. That name was chosen following the anagram of the company founder André BIRAUD

    See the biography

  • Nov.

    André Biraud manufactured the first "mobile scaffold" in the French market.

    Watch the video
  • 1956

    Orders for mobile scaffols came in by word-of-mouth leading to the plant expansion. Decision was made to file a patent.

  • 1960

    Marketing of a full range of mobile scaffolds from N°1 to N°18.

    Voir l'animation

  • 1962

    Launch of the first facade scaffolding.

  • 1966

    To fit with the convertible sofa trend, DUARIB decided to manufacture its mechanism until 1977.

    Watch the video

  • 1970

    André BIRAUD died on the 26th of July. His son, Jean-Pierre BIRAUD took over the company.

  • 1973

    DUARIB, which continued to expand, decided on a new logo.

  • 1979

    The mobile scaffolds were manufactured in aluminium.

  • 1982

    DUARIB invented a new concept of scaffold tower (TR82), which was the ancestor of the "Galaxy" .

  • 1988

    Takeover of the family company by LACROIX Group. The logo adapted to the colours of the group.

  • 1995

    DUARIB, which was the pioneer of the PIRL (individual mobile and light platform), decided to launch a new product - the Corsair.

    Watch the video

  • 1997

    LACROIX Group handed over DUARIB to DUO Group.

  • 1998

    A new era was born with the brand-new generation of mobile scaffolds : the "Rollstar" in steel and the "Docker" in aluminium.

  • 2002 - 2005

    Form 2002 to 2005, DUARIB was entrusted with a huge project regarding tanks of oil carriers in Korea and France. The company had to deal with both production and assembly of particular scaffoldings manufactured on purpose.

  • Nov. 2002

    We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first mobile scaffold invented by André BIRAUD.

  • 2007

    Following a close collaboration between Duarib and Centaure, the "Altitude" range of products was launched.

  • 2009

    As a beginning of further collaboration, Centaure Duarib and Haermmerlin decided to display together at BATIMAT fair.

  • 2011

    The merger between three industrials Centaure, Duarib and Haemmerlin was agreed. CDH Group was born.
    See the interview with Christophe Vinsonneau.

  • Juin 2012

    DUARIB was certified ISO 9001.

    See the certificate

  • Mars 2016

    Last March 2016, CDH Group signed a joint venture with Werner Co- a global player in height-access system and handling equipment.