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In 1978, the first direct order from Peugeot is a revelation.
« From then on, our dream and our desire have been to become a full-line supplier to automotive manufacturers » It took 6 years for this ambition to become the common thread of every decision made at AKWEL. It remains the group’s credo to this day.
It all started in 1972, after they completed their studies.
« Drawing from our working culture, Roger, Joseph and I decided to embark in the plastics processing industry. That’s when the adventure began. Little did we know how far we would get »
— ANDRÉ COUTIER, resident of AKWEL’s Supervisory Board
Born respectively in 1949, 1950 and 1952, brothers André, Joseph and Roger Coutier
grow up in Champfromier, a small village in the Ain department. Tilling the earth plays a central role in this family, based on which they set out two major guidelines: always work relentlessly and earn a living.