SEMUA goes back to the beginning of the 19th century! Created and led by strong-willed leaders, the fate of the company was already in good hands and remains so today.
Chocolate maker Jules Pares is building the first chocolate factory in France, in the Eastern Pyrenees. The CEMUA group is born.
1872: 1st INDUSTRIAL STEPS
The construction of a large plant in Arles-sur-tech for the first industrial production.
1887: NEW NAME
On December 30, the company changes its name using the names of two directors: Joseph the pumpkin head and Emil Katala.
Cantalou Factory is one of the first to use electricity.