1865 - 1924
The company is born from innovation
It all started with a simple yet brilliant idea - a " spring" which holds an assembly together and which, under a certain pressure, is able to release it. It is the mechanical principle of the push-button which will give rise to clip fastenings and thousands of patents.

1872

Helix Hook and Eye

Inventors : Albert-Pierre Raymond

The "helix" fastening, riveted in a single component in leather, ensures that the hook or eye is watertight. Lacing up is then possible without the need for sewn-on buttons
and buttonholes.

1886

Press-stud

Inventors : Albert-Pierre Raymond

Invented for the glove-making industry, this "new form of a spring stud-fastener" is made of 4 components riveted together in pairs using a manual crimping machine. Fastening by pressing together, unfastening by pulling apart. Today, billions of press-studs are used which have come from the 1886 invention.

1901

Spring stud-fastener which is sewn on

Inventors : Albert-Pierre Raymond

The male and female parts of the stud-fastener are sewn onto the fabric using holes pierced in the metal. Applications: lingerie, women's clothing.

1903

Spring turnstile fastener

Inventors : Albert-Pierre Raymond

The turnstile is made of two components, the swivel key and the oval eyelet. Fastening by swiveling the key 90° on the eyelet. Applications: leatherwork, saddlery, basketry.

1911

Stud-fastener ball

Inventors : Albert-Pierre Raymond

New fastening method of stud-fastener balls. Initial fastening on a rigid mounting applicable to automobile shells.

1922

Case and box buttons

Inventors : Achille Raymond

Button with a head whose complexity demonstrates all the progress made since the first press-stud.

1925 - 1954
THE MASTERY OF HARDENED STEEL
Who would have imagined that our mastery in hardened steel was first used for "pipe clips" on the display racks of the French tobacconists? In 1925, the company will once again demonstrate its ability to adapt and launch the first hardened steel clips for the automobile industry, whose mechanical properties (spring effect) respond to the car manufacturers' concerns: speeding up the assembly of shell components.