Paris-Savoie Industries finds its origins in the Vuarchx Cesar factories which were founded in 1868. They brought metal machining in the Arve Valley.
César opened a small workshop in Scionzier which had 10 employees. His main business consisted in making metal parts designed to engrave combs made of horn from Oyonnax.
Around 1882, César started to make screws for electrical equipment and telephones.
In 1885, he opened a second workshop which had 30 employees. The lathes operated in this second workshop were moved by water turbines located in the Foron, the local river.
In 1902, he launched automotive accessories as he invented the system of inner tube valve with double closure.
Married to Marie Tournier and father of 13 children, he gave birth to a large progeny of décolleteurs.
This article was written with the help of:
Paul Guichonnet : Chronique de l’industrie française du décolletage, 1998, p25.
Paul Morin : Mémoire du décolletage : l’entreprise Vuarchex, le Dauphiné, p16, 4 mars 2012
On the picture : Marcel Vuarchex