COFINAIR group was founded by Pierre Sézille de Mazacourt, an industrialist from the north of France, along with 3 partners. The group covered 3 activities mainly centered on air conditioning:
The COFINAIR group acquired JACIR and diversified into the industrial sector. The group could then offer a wide range of cooling towers for a varied and complex set of industrial applications in its national market:
COFINAIR group's manufacturing site located in Normandy was attached to a subsidiary called COFINAIR INDUSTRIE.
The COFINAIR group reinforced its presence in the industrial sector including internationally with the acquisition of a standard polyester towers know-how and an export sales network from a large multinational.
GOHL, the German manufacturer of cooling towers, joined the COFINAIR group. Historic German market leader, this acquisition allowed COFINAIR to take up a solid position in Germany in what is the largest European market for cooling towers.
German cooling towers manufacturer KTK joined the COFINAIR group: major synergies with GOHL in the highly demanding German market, and expansion of its export capabilities.
E.W. GOHL GmbH and KTK Kühlturm Karlsruhe GmbH companies merged into GOHL – KTK GmbH.
Production sites are grouped in Durmersheim, and a Service Center is set up in Radzolfzell, near Singen.