3, rue du Baquet - 08800 THILAY+33 (0)3 24 32 80 90

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