The holding Ogepar was founded in 1985. It has a share capital of 50 million euros. The Group employs over 1700 persons who are active in 5 business sectors on 3 continents. We treasure our independence of decision making, our financial autonomy and stability within our teams. Realised profits are reinvested to grow the business.
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 diesel and gas 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
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|
|1994||Procoki sarl||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Production of construction materials and buildings|
|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|
|2001||Desco sprl (50%)||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Production of soldering bars|
|2002||Balliu MTC nv||Lokeren – Belgium||Production of laser cutting and welding machines|
|2002||SGEE sprl||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Electrical installations|
|2003||Webster & Bennett ltd||Warwick – GB||Production of vertical lathers|
(ex SCIMI sa) (70%)
|Abidjan – Ivory coast||Sale of vehicles|
|2005||Pegard Productics sa||Andenne – Belgium||Production of boring and milling machines|
|2006||Desco sprl (50%)||Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of the Congo||Production of soldering bars|
|2007||Hotel Elais sa
|Pointe-Noire – Republic of the Congo||Hotel|
|2009||Elais Immo srl
|Ghent – Belgium||Real estate|
|2010||Focast s.a.s. (51%)||Boulogne – Billancourt||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|
The group also develops through internal investments: annual purchase of new machinery, construction of new buildings and modern production halls.