ARTUS was founded by Artur Schiffermuller for the manufacture of small special high performance, high reliability, electrical motors. The head office was in Paris with the workshops in the suburbs employing ten people.
ARTUS became a limited company.
The company acquired land in Avrillé (West of France) in order to expand, and built workshops for the manufacture of motor elements - they were considered as a subsidiary and the company called Sutra. The other subsidiary of ARTUS, Rusta, continued to have a Mechanics Department in the suburbs of Paris.
ARTUS became a subsidiary of the American Group, Kollmorgen Corporation, whose principal sectors covered motors and drives, and electro-optics and instrumentation.
Following this take-over, ARTUS decided to move all their activities to Avrillé.
acquisition of Cryla in Besancon (France).
An important Research & Development department was created in the company in order to respond to the demand of complex aeronautic equipment.
ARTUS acquired the electro-mechanical components division of Thomson, thus adding aeronautical and industrial sensors and resolvers to their product range.
The company name changed to become Kollmorgen ARTUS.
ARTUS Vietnam was created, originally for the sole purpose of manufacturing parts for ARTUS Avrillé, but which today is gradually expanding to work for other companies within the Danaher Group.
ARTUS became part of the Danaher Group when Kollmorgen was taken over by the latter, and subsequently part of the Pacific Scientific Aerospace and Defence Group.
ARTUS changed from a limited company to that of a company limited by shares.
ARTUS product enlarged by the acquisition of the SNECMA PROPULSION SOLIDE LVDT sensors activity (LVDT = Linear Variable Differential Transformer).
reinforcment of ARTUS' leader position in electrical power conversion by the acquisition of Aéronautique Systèmes BIP company.
Acquisition of TFE (Power Conversion, Electrical Motor Drives and Harmonic Filters).
TFE is merged with Aéronautique Systèmes BIP and is now TFE electronics.