History

In 1995, the closure of Frimokar, a manufacturer of sweepers and specialized machines, led to the creation of Valmetal.

Specialized in laser cutting and boiler making, Valmetal is an industrial company created in 1995 in La Cote (Haute-Saone – 70), by Jacques Daval, former workshop manager for Frimokar.

Since 1995, Valmétal has been growing steadily, its responsiveness and reliability has contributed to the trust placed in it by its customers. Regarding its boiler factory activity, Valmétal has continued to develop, and today radiates locally at 200km around La Côte (70).

In 2003, Valmétal wanted to develop itself and to own its own product and therefore bought out its main customer, Haller. This buyback gave birth in 2006 to Val’Air, which became the sole supplier of Valmétal products.

Val’Air develops, with Valmétal, a range of sweepers on truck chassis, the Bal’Hydro range, whose particularity is the hydrostatic advance box.

Thanks to its European partners, the Bal’Hydro range is exported outside France, for countries like Norway, Belgium and Switzerland.

In 2015 Val’Air, together with Valmétal, is developing a 100% electric cleaning vehicle, the LEV1200 washing machine, conceived and designed for cities, responding to the constraints of the narrow streets of certain districts of Paris.

Since 2016, following a call for tenders issued by UGAP, the LEV1200 vehicle has been selected to appear in the order catalog of the public purchasing center.

The sale of the electric washing machine by the UGAP purchasing center, enabled Val’Air since 2016 to equip with more environmentally friendly vehicles a lot of cities like Paris, Stasbourg, Nice…

Today, Val’Air and Valmetal have a perfect mastery of its products, indeed, thanks to its design office and its workshops, the products are developed and manufactured in the premises of La Côte (70).