All the time skills
BODET was founded in 1868 to install tower clocks and is recognised for the quality of its products and services. Today, a team of more than 780 enthusiasts applies its know-how to help you measure and manage time. BODET has become a European leader in time measurement and management through its 4 areas of business.
5 generations of family history
From Paul Bodet, who started the business in 1868, to Pascal Bodet who took over from Jean-Pierre Bodet in 2016.
A craft business
A craftsman and cabinetmaker, he installed the clock on the church bell tower in Trémentines
(Maine et Loire - 49).
He expanded his father's business into western France.
An industrial company
Along with his brother, he relaunched the company with a new innovative approach. The company then experienced rapid growth in tower clocks. He expanded his father's business into western France.
He took charge of the company, extended the Trémentines factory and took the group to an international level. He expanded and created the Bodet Software business. The company grew from 300 to 700 employees.
He became CEO of the company and put the group focus on people and the younger generation. He created the Bodet Campanaire company in 2017 and Bodet Time and Sport in 2018.
150 years of history in 12 key dates
First tower clock installed
Design of the first scoreboards
Launch of the industrial clock activity
Launch of the Time and Attendance Management activity
Creation of the Bodet Spain subsidiary
Creation of the Bodet United Kingdom subsidiary
Creation of the Bodet Belgium subsidiary
Bodet obtains ISO 9001 certification
Creation of the Bodet Switzerland subsidiary
Creation of the Bodet Netherlands subsidiary
Bodet obtains ISO 14001 certification
Bodet celebrates 150 years
Our Societal Commitment
We demonstrate our societal commitment through our patronage and sponsorship in 3 areas:
By supporting the professional clubs of CB (Basketball) and BACH (Badminton) as well as Corane Gazeau, French athletics’ promising athlete who is preparing for the Olympic Games
We support the HR chair at UCO and ESEO and the École des Mines at Nantes.
We are involved in the restoration of the church of Sacré-Cœur in Cholet, designated a historic monument.
We must be able to offer our products and services to our customers at competitive prices in an increasingly global competitive environment.
Our sites in Trémentines (BODET TIME & SPORT) and in Cholet (BODET SOFTWARE), ISO 14001 certified respectively since 2011 and 2014, are committed to a continuous improvement programme aimed at reducing our environmental impact.
This is at the heart of the company’s make-up and has always been the driving force behind our growth. Each year, we invest more than 10% of our revenue in Research & Development across all of the Group’s activities.
We currently distribute our products in more than 110 countries through our 5 subsidiaries and our network of nearly 300 distributors.
Our organisation has been ISO 9001 certified since 1997 and is committed to a continuous improvement programme that guarantees a high degree of customer satisfaction.
Our attention to our customers’ needs means we can provide them with prompt technical and sales services.
Story of a centenary company
To celebrate 150 years of business, Bodet has published a book that traces its history from its foundation in 1868. Read about our crafts, our credentials, our values and our commitments to find out what gives us our corporate identity.Browse the Bodet book
The group head office is in Cholet and the factory is in Trémentines in Maine et Loire (49) 50 minutes from Nantes. All our products are developed in our design offices and produced in our Trémentines factory. Our development and production management guarantees that we meet the requirements and the quality standard demanded by ISO 9001 certification. We export our solutions to more than 110 countries through our 5 subsidiaries and an extensive network of 300 distributors.