Gérard Perrier, founder of SOTEB in 1967
Gérard Perrier, an automation engineer, understood the potential of automated systems in industry from the start.
Having a certain entrepreneurial flair, he decided to leave his position with a large group to set up on his own. He created SOTEB in 1967 in Belley (Ain department of France), and built up a business offering general electrical services.
Over the years, the company developed throughout eastern France, forming a network of branch offices and work centres. It also acquired the intervention resources that were to offer the company a global outlook.