New journey of Kelox


May 31, 2018


After almost 60 years, Flores Valles and Kelox paths part ways.

Kelox was founded in 1959 as an affiliate of the Flores Valles Group to manufacture gas hot water accumulators and to serve as a subcontractor in the manufacture and application of stainless steel.

The experience accumulated over the years, working primarily for multinational companies in various sectors of the chemical-pharmaceutical and capital goods industry, was decisive in its starting a long-term collaboration in 1975 with the multinational, Air Liquide, in the field of cryogenic freezing and other gas applications.

In 1977 Kelox started in the rail sector, manufacturing furniture for long haul train restaurant cars. The experience and knowledge acquired over time now enabled Kelox to present itself as a genuine specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of galleys and restaurant cars for high-speed trains.

Today and due to the overwhelming commercial success of Kelox as well as the consolidation of the railway industry it became essential to separate the paths of both companies and facilitate the continued growth of Kelox via its integration with other businesses more focused in the railway sector. We are now happy to share with you that Satys became the controlling shareholder of Kelox on may 24th, 2018.

Satys is a French industrial and international group, present in 11 countries and 60 sites in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia. The company is active in aircraft sealing and painting, in engineering and manufacturing of airline & VIP interiors, in cabling and wire assemblies for the energy, medical, aerospace and railway sectors and surface treatment for aerospace industry.

The group employs 2500 persons worldwide and benefits from numerous certifications. The group equally benefits from a unique training academy for painters in Toulouse and a research & development division, including a lab run by Expiris.

On behalf of all Flores Valles employees, we wish Kelox every success in the new journey they are now entering.