The holding company Ogepar, founded in 1985, is based in Ghent (Belgium). It is single-family owned, with a share capital of 100 million euros. The Group employs 1700 people in 5 different business areas. The Ogepar Group treasures its independence of decision making and its financial autonomy. It attaches great importance to the stability of its teams. The profits made are used for the growth of the subsidiaries.
Engine and Turbocharger Industry
Anglo Belgian Corporation (BE) – ABC in short – manufactures since 1912 robust engines that produce electricity at competitive prices to both industrial users and for thousands of households. ABC engines are a true reference in the field of marine and railway traction. Kompressorenbau Bannewitz Gmbh (DE) – better known under its abbreviation KBB – develops and manufactures turbochargers for engines.
Contracting, Trading and Automotive Distribution
Thanks to the expertise of ABC Contracting (BE) – and to the African subsidiaries ABC Sodimel (CD), Ivoiremotor (CI), Procob (CG), Procobu (BI) and Rwandamotor (RW) – the Group can offer turnkey solutions for thermal & hybrid power plants, hydroelectric power plants and power grids. OETS (CN) is acting at the request of ABC Contracting as a purchasing center for these projects. OMTD (FR) is also active in this sector, but mainly in Europe and in the nuclear business.
Focast Saint-Dizier (FR), Focast Châteaubriant (FR), Focast Lüneburg (DE) and Luitpoldhütte (DE) produce complex castings (from 1 up to 9,000 kg) for the sectors of agricultural machinery, trucks and civil engineering.
Machine Tool Industry
Balliu (BE) produces laser machines for all types of applications and materials. Pegard Productics (BE) is active in mechanical and electrical retrofitting of machine tools.
Real estate and hotels
Through three real estate companies, the Group owns two hotels, operating under the Elais brand, as well as residences, offices and warehouses.
The taking-over in chronological order is as follows:
|Year||Company take over||Place||Activity|
|1985||Anglo Belgian Corporation nv||Ghent – Belgium||Production of diesel engines or
dual / gas engines
|1987||ABC Contracting sa
(ex Moteurs Moes sa)
|Andenne – Belgium||Engineering & trading|
|1995||Procobu sa||Bujumbura – Burundi||Production of construction materials|
|1997||Pegard Productics sa (78%)||Andenne – Belgium||Production of boring and milling machines|
|1998||Rwandamotor sa||Kigali – Rwanda||Sale of vehicles|
|1999||KBB GmbH||Bannewitz – Germany||Production of turbochargers|
|2000||CFE sa||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Real estate and hotel|
|2002||Balliu MTC nv||Lokeren – Belgium||Production of laser cutting and welding machines|
|2003||Webster & Bennett ltd||Warwick – GB||Production of vertical lathers|
(ex SCIMI sa) (70%)
|Abidjan – Ivory coast||Sale of vehicles|
|2007||Hotel Elais sa
|Pointe-Noire – Republic of the Congo||Hotel|
|2009||Elais Immo srl
|Ghent – Belgium||Real estate and hotel|
|2010||Focast s.a.s. (51%)||Boulogne – Billancourt – France||Foundries|
|2010||Cogenaf||Luxembourg – GDL||Holding (Real estate)|
|2012||Soras Group Ltd (25%)||Kigali – Rwanda||Insurance|
|2012||O.E.T.S.||Shangai – China||Engineering & trading|
|2016||Luitpoldhütte GmbH||Amberg – Germany||Foundry|
|2018||Focast Lüneburg GmbH||Lüneburg – Germany||Foundry|
|2019||Société Immobilière de Haltinne sa||Gesves – Belgium||Real estate|
|2020||Procoki sa||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Real estate|
|2020||Kadimat sarl||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Real estate|
The group also develops through internal investments: annual purchase of new machinery, construction of new buildings and modern production halls.