Ogepar sa

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.

 

Business sectors

 

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.

Foundry Industry

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 Elaïs 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
2003 Ivoiremotor sa
(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 Elaïs sa
(ex Novotel)
Pointe-Noire – Republic of the Congo Hotel
2009 Elaïs Immo bvba
(ex Velghe)
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

The group also develops through internal investments: annual purchase of new machinery, construction of new buildings and modern production halls.