Framatome and TechnicAtome announce the acquisition of Daher Valves

Framatome and TechnicAtome announced the acquisition of Daher Valves from the Daher Group. The company has reverted to its historic name – Vanatome – and unveiled a new logo. Vanatome is an industrial company that designs, manufactures and qualifies valves for nuclear and defense applications. This acquisition allows Framatome and TechnicAtome to consolidate their activities in their respective sectors of activity.

“Vanatome is a strategic supplier to the nuclear industry and has recognized expertise in the manufacture and qualification of high-performance valves. This acquisition allows us to secure our supply chain and meets the sovereignty challenges of activities essential to the civil nuclear and defence sectors,” said Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome. “I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Vanatome teams.”

Vanatome is responsible for the design, qualification and manufacture of a wide range of valves for the primary and secondary systems of nuclear power plants and the nuclear propulsion systems of French Navy ships.

“Vanatome is a longstanding partner and supplier of essential components for nuclear propulsion systems. We welcome its employees and, along with Framatome, are excited to be by their side as they begin a new chapter in their history,” said Loïc Rocard, CEO of TechnicAtome.

“At a time when the revival of the nuclear sector requires increased specialization, we are convinced that the integration of Daher Valves into Framatome and TechnicAtome – two leading French groups in the nuclear field, and two longstanding strategic customers of Daher Valves – will increase opportunities for its teams in this growing market. These are all key assets for the success of this operation,” said Didier Kayat, CEO of Daher.

Founded in 1978 and with 120 employees, Vanatome is located in France. Vanatome works for more than 150 customers in 20 countries around the world.