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Chauvin Arnoux: 120 years of Design and Creation

With nearly 11% of its revenues currently invested in Research and Development every year, the Chauvin Arnoux Group has always been proud of the priority given to in-house design and development of its electrical measuring instruments. An important part of the Group's strategy, R&D at Chauvin Arnoux is based on the two keywords "Engineer-Manufacturer" engraved on the marble plaque at the entrance to the company's headquarters in Paris.

In addition to their symbolic significance, these words evoke the expertise of the teams in the Group's six R&D departments who constantly monitor future technological trends: 

  • Paris (France),
  • Antony (France),
  • Annecy (France),
  • Lyon (France),
  • Dover (USA),
  • Milan (Italy)


    design and develop 80% of our measuring instruments.

More than 200 highly creative engineers work in Research and Development worldwide to design our future instruments and respond to users' needs. The Group's R&D expertise is spread across three countries: France, the USA and Italy.


The team in Milan works mainly on designing relays, particularly for the rail industry,  the team in Dover (USA) specializes in loggers and measuring instruments designed to meet the specific requirements in America and the French teams design most of the Group's products commercialized in Europe under the Group's brands.  

As soon as Chauvin Arnoux was set up in 1893, the two co-founders, René Arnoux and Raphaël Chauvin, decided to split the responsibilities, with Mr. Arnoux working to boost R&D while Mr. Chauvin handled series production of the measuring instruments.  In the first decades of the 20th century, this led to innovative instruments such as the Universal Tester (1927), the Hand-crank Ohmmeter, the Photo-electric Exposure Meter, etc. The years that followed also saw the launch of major classics, such as the wattmeters, the portable testers (Monoc 1959), the temperature controllers and the cut-off relays. When the first transistors arrived, they were naturally integrated into the design of new measuring instruments.

Under the guidance of expert engineers and spurred on by technical developments, the company has filed more than 350 patents to date. 

Chauvin Arnoux is the result of 120 years of technical discoveries, human passion, know-how passed from one generation to the next and adaptation to the changes in the markets and technologies.



An important part of the Group's strategy, R&D at Chauvin Arnoux is based on the two keywords "Engineer-Manufacturer" engraved on the marble plaque at the entrance to the company's headquarters in Paris.