In the 1960s, a couple of entrepreneurs Jacques and Angèle Melkonian invented the concept of “STANDARD EXCHANGE”, a clever formula that guarantees continuous operation of sites 24/7.
Following the success of this first concept, Continental Industrie launched the 'CUSTOM MADE' concept, which consists of manufacturing, on demand, products that adapt perfectly to the specific conditions of each site.
Diversification of Continental Industrie into after-sales service for mining machines and specialisation of their mechanics.
Signing of a distribution contract between Continental Industrie and Wagner Mining Equipment, for selling the complete range of Wagner machines in France and French-speaking Africa.
Wagner Mining Equipment was bought up by the Atlas Copco Group, international leader in mine, quarry, training, demolition and compressed air equipment and technology.
Thanks to its commercial success, Continental Industrie became a partner of the Atlas Copco Group and increased its range of products, services and geographical areas.
The closure of French mines marked a turning point in the history and organisation of the company.
Geneviève, Marc and Christophe Melkonian, the three children, joined the company in order successfully to meet the challenge of international development.
Company's acquisition by Geneviève, Marc and Christophe Melkonian.
Creation of the Melkonian Group, Continental Industrie becomes Continental Aramine.
Manufacture of utility vehicles for underground mines in order to offer a complete range that will meet all your needs.
Signing of a contract between CI and Getman.
With a unique MULTI-PRODUCT / MULTI-SERVICE strategy, the company is positioned on five continents, in more than 70 countries, and exports become more of an everyday reality than a challenge:
The success of a young, dynamic, competent and motivated team.
2001 / 2003
Increase of our locations abroad with the creation of a network of highly specialised subsidiaries in the proximity of major mining sites to be closer to your needs: Estonia, Mexico, India and many others on five continents.
Continental Aramine changes its name to Aramine.
Project to build a new head office, to provide the extra resources
we need to serve you better.
One of our challenges : to recondition machines on demand in less than one month.
New head office opened by Christine Lagarde, acting Minister of Foreign Trade.
New corporate identity for the Group and all its subsidiaries.
Crédit Agricole became a shareholder of Aramine.
With a continuous growth for more than 15 years, the company continues its internationalization.
Following the unquestionable success of its range for narrow vein mining, Aramine continues to expand its products family.
A product range 100% manufactured in Aramine Loaders workshops and exported in 70 countries.
Amundi and BPI France became shareholders of Aramine with the Crédit Agricole.
Aramine launch a new 15 tones mine truck, the T1600 which will then be declined into the T1601M and the T1601C.
End of partnership with Getman
Aramine launch a new eco-friendly range of machines exclusively on batteries and the first born of this range has been launch in september 2016 on MinExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, the L120B miniLoader.