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Profile and Management
Chargeurs is a global, diversified group with leadership positions in niche markets, both in manufacturing and in services. It operates in three business segments: - Temporary surface protection, through Chargeurs Protective Films - Technical textiles, through Chargeurs Interlining - Topmaking and combed wool sales, through Chargeurs Wool. In 2012, consolidated revenue totaled €524.6 million, of which 94% was generated outside France. With operations in 33 countries on five continents, the Group has more than 1,800 employees.
Mr Eduardo Malone is Chairman and Chief Executive Office. The executive committee also includes Mrs Martine Odillard, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Laurent Derolez, Managing Director of Chargeurs Protective Films, Mr Federico Paullier, Managing Director of Chargeurs Wool, and Mr Stephane Rigaut, Managing Director of Chargeurs Interlining.
Chargeurs was a shareholder in British Satellite Broadcasting, the official UK satellite broadcaster. BSB was set up in 1986 in competition with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television. Sky was launched in 1989, a year earlier than BSB, and though both companies suffered massive losses, BSB which collapsed first. This allowed a merger on Murdoch's terms to form British Sky Broadcasting. Chargeurs maintained a minority shareholding.
In 1992, Chargeurs bought media group Pathé for 1.2 billion francs. Chargeurs demerged Pathé in 1996: Chargeurs became an industrial group with textile activities and protective films business ; whereas Pathe SA retained the media interests; the film, television, cinema chain and the shareholdings pay TV operators British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) and CanalSatellite.
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The company's three units are:
- Chargeurs Protective Films, which offers temporary surface protection
- Chargeurs Interlining, which manufactures technical textiles
- Chargeurs Wool, which provides raw material processing
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