Mersen History

For over 125 years, Mersen has been a leading player in the electrical power industry. Here are few highlights from Mersen’s storied history.

  

1885 - Shawmut Fuse Wire Company formed in Boston, MA

1928 – Ferraz Fuse founded by Lucien Ferraz

1958 - Chase Shawmut acquired by I-T-E Imperial.

1976 - I-T-E Imperial Corp acquired by Gould inc of East Lake, OH

1980 – Gould acquires the Canadian Electric Fuse – Toronto

1982 – Ferraz acquired by Telemecanique

1985 - Carbone Lorraine acquires Ferraz - France

1999 - Carbone Lorraine acquires Gould Shawmut and forms Ferraz Shawmut.

2007 - Ferraz Shawmut acquires Power Fuse group from General Electric - USA

2008 – Ferraz Shawmut acquires majority ownership of MEP/Miro - China

2008 – Ferraz Shawmut acquires R-Theta Thermal Management - Canada

2010 – Ferraz Shawmut acquires M. Schneider - Germany

2010 – Carbon Lorraine changes corporate name to Mersen

2011 – Mersen acquires Eldre – USA and France

2014 – Mersen acquires a majority stake in Cirprotec - Spain

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