An industrial past of over 130 years

Established in 1882 and from the outset specialising in machines for structural engineers (the Dijon engineer Gustave Eiffel used Vernet punching machines to build the famous Eiffel tower), we have rich and unique experience in this field and are proud of our industrial heritage.
In the 1900s, the company was already exporting half of its production, it took part in multiple international exhibitions and registered an extensive number of patents.
In 1996, Vernet joined forces with the German family-run company Behringer, world leader in metal sawing technology, to establish the new company Vernet Behringer. Two complementary cultures which focus on identifying and Satisfying Customer Needs, with the shared ambition: “Innovate to serve your productivity“.

  • 1882 1882
    Alfred Vernet established the company in Dijon: Manufacture of punching and shearing machines for structural steel
  • 1996 1996
    Vernet became Vernet Behringer after German company Behringer acquired a stake in the capital
  • 2009 2009
    Creation of the Partners for Steel (P4S) Alliance, between Behringer, Vernet Behringer and Rösler
  • 2012 2012
    Launch of the HD-X machine
  • 2015 2015
    Rich and ambitious R&D programme with 10% of revenue invested, presentation of 3 new machines
  • 2020 2020
    Integration into the Behringer Group: Vernet Behringer becomes a fully-owned subsidiary of its major German shareholder
  • Lean Management

    Lean Management

    Through the training provided to our teams and their full participation, we apply Lean Management methods, especially 5S tools, VSM (Value Stream Mapping) and SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die), used to reduce the series change time.

    This is how we make daily progress in our industrial performance, so we can do ever better for our clients in terms of price, lead time and quality.

  • CSR


    Corporate Social Responsibility is a key component of our governance and taken into account in each action, with consequences at all levels of the company :

    • Eco-design: our R&D integrates this dimension right from the preliminary design phases, to ensure our machines are always more energy-efficient and cost less to run.
    • Risk assessment: deployment and continuous improvement of risk management and accident prevention
    • Fight against all forms of discrimination
  • Governance


    French-German ownership structure, tight, stable and industrial.

    Since 2005 the company has been managed by 3 majority shareholder executives who have worked in the same team for over 25 years. This tried and tested combination enables strategic and operational Management to be fully involved in the three main avenues for development :

    • continuous technical innovation to propose ever-more productive solutions to our clients
    • resolutely international strategy while maintaining a strong presence in France
    • rigorous management and organisation oriented to long-term objectives
  • Index égalité homme / femme

    Index égalité homme / femme

    Chaque année, les employeurs doivent calculer et publier sur leur site internet leur Index d’égalité femmes-hommes.

    Pour notre entreprise dont l’effectif est inférieur à 250 salariés, à partir de 4 indicateurs :

    • L’écart de rémunération entre les femmes et les hommes,
    • L’écart de répartition des augmentations individuelles,
    • Le nombre de salariées augmentées à leur retour de congé de maternité,
    • La parité parmi les 10 plus hautes rémunérations.

    Dans notre entreprise, l’index de l’égalité Hommes-Femmes 2022 n’est pas calculable.

    En effet, la Loi prévoit que la sur-représentation d’un sexe ne permet pas de calculer l’écart de rémunération entre les femmes et les hommes.

    La Direction Générale, rappelle qu’aucune forme de discrimination n’est tolérée au sein de la Société et que les partenaires sociaux veillent au strict respect de l’égalité professionnelle entre les femmes et les hommes.