MGA Technologies History
MGA Technologies started as a mechanical design office for key accounts of Lyon area, with headquarters in the Lyon Vaise area in France. Automated machine tools designed and built by MGA were for key regional pharmaceutical companies, consumer goods companies and the packaging industry.
At the end of 1980s, MGA Technologies invested in a workshop in Limonest then in 1993 built its Assembly Hall in Lissieu, 10 minutes northwest of Lyon, close to the A6 motorway. This plant allows execution of special custom machines and turnkey equipment in a specialist environment for clean design machines. A team of automation engineers and roboticians was recruited and then reinforced to produce increasingly higher performance equipment.
In constant development since its launch, MGA Technologies was taken over in 2010 by Hervé de Malliard. The result was a focus on international markets, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical industries and also mechanical and electrical industries necessitating assembly and control equipment in clean environments. The team is getting stronger in mecatronics and robotics and proposes services upstream and downstream of projects.
Some important events in the history of MGA Technologies:
1981 – 1st complete mechanical study : continuous machine to make nappies
1981 – 1st turnkey machine
1982 – 1st machine delivered to a pharmaceutical company in Lyon
1984 – 1st robotized machine, metalisation application
1988 – 1st fully automatic machine (comprising a Schneider Electric TSX17 at that time !)
1990 – 1st export (Saoudi Arabia), application : hygiene products – see international section
1992 – 1st machine installed in a clean room
1995 – 1st revamping of a MGA machine : automation of an existing line
1998 – 1st machine fully design in 3D – CAD : packaging machine
1999 – 1st machine automated with Siemens S7
2000 – Design and co-development of the sterile welder with SANOFI
2002 – 1st machine with integrated vision (camera Cognex)
2003 – 1st machine with HMI Pro-face
2004 – 500th machine delivered
2005 – General use of Solidworks in our design department
2006 – Launch of our Tube sealer to disconnect aseptic flexibles in clean rooms
2010 – Hervé de Malliard took over MGA Technologies
2011 – Launch of new services on installed machines, including preventive maintenance and first-aid assistance
2013 – Combination design office and the assembly hall on a new site of 6,200 m² to Civrieux D’Azergues (France)
2014 – Industrial partnership with O3P, reconstitution tools for the preparation of chemotherapies
2015 – Extension of the assembly hall to over 1,000 m²
2016 – Launching of the new product: hall effect sensor cutting and bending machine tool
2017 – Reactivation of ACTEMIUM electrical testing, a Vinci subsidiary in Lyon. Integration of computer and programming skills in LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI
2018 – Industrial partnership with TECLIS INSTRUMENTS, scientific leader in characterization of foams and emulsions.
2018 – Acquisition of ATG Technologies, an expert in advanced technologies in the industrial sector
2019 – Establishment of the company in Montreal, Canada, for the North American market
2020 – MGA Technologies strengthens its position in the Industry of the Future by acquiring Focussia