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More than 75

years' experience of transport and logistics


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The company was set up in 1932 by Charles André to distribute petroleum products in the Rhone valley.

Charles André, the founder

1952 : The Charles André transport company now has some fifty vehicles. Charles André and his team decide to move from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, on the Ardèche River, to Montélimar, much better located in the lower Rhone valley, at the crossroads of great communication routes.

In the 1970s the booming economy allows the company to develop and Groupe Charles André SA is founded. Smaller companies are taken over or amalgamated, becoming agencies. The Group then develops within France (Lyon, Le Havre and Marseille).

Charles-Pierre André

In 1972, Charles-Pierre André takes over from his father at the head of the company. Under his leadership, until his accidental death in 1991, the company experiences tremendous growth.