At customers services for 80 years
1937 : The story of Bayonet begins in the village of Thilay located in the Ardennes.
1964 : The AVRIL’s family purchases the society.
1968 : In order to expand Bayonet is relocated: 3 Rue du Baquet, still in Thilay.
1978 : The subsidiary AMS (Ardennes’ Metallurgic Society) is created and specializes in hot dip galvanizing for threaded parts.
1988 : The factory grows: The workshop space is doubled and brand new administration offices are created.
1995 : A roller is acquired to expand the products range to maximum 160 millimeters in diameter.
1996 : The CNC Turnings arrive. There’s a first quality investigation based on ISO 9002. A quality management also takes place.
2001 : Gas furnaces are replaced by induction heaters.
2008 : Bayonet becomes the main shareholder in the subsidiary SMA.
2014 : Quality is checked and adapted following the ISO9001 standards.
2015 : The factory acquires a more efficient CNC turning with more capacity of production.
2017 : Expansion of premises to 1500m².
2019 : High capacity CNC lathe CMZ, this enables us to work with high length ( max length of machining 3200mm)
2020 : Automatic palletisation CNC lathe
2021 : 2 Roll Thread Rollers – 80T