Album history

Founded in 1865, my family is dedicated to MORILLON's ongoing development.

6 key steps follow one another.
I invite you to find out about them.

photo portrait laurent morillon
  • Atelier MORILLON 1920-en

    The MORILLON workshops, the 1920’s

  • théodore morillon-en

    Théodore MORILLON, the founder, 1865

  • Document administratif 1913 -en

    Administrative documents, 1913

  • Bureau administratif 1920-en

    MORILLON administrative office, the 1920’s

  • Atelier MORILLON 1920 -en

    The MORILLON workshops, the 1920’s

  • Equipe MORILLON 1930-en

    The MORILLON Team, the 1930’s

  • La sauterelle SPIROGYRE-en

    The SPIROGYRE “Sauterelle” (belt conveyor), the 1950’s

  • Foire agricole 1950-en

    Agricultural show, 1950

  • 1ère exploitation de vis MORILLON-en

    1st MORILLON augur screw operation, (Senegal, Dakar), the 1950’s

  • Foire agricole 1960-en

    Agricultural show, 1960

  • Document commercial 1960-en

    Sales documentation, 1960

  • Salon SIMA Paris 1979-en

    SIMA Trade Show, Paris 1979 - Théodore MORILLON

  • Théodore MORILLON-en

    Théodore MORILLON

  • Salon SIMA Paris 1979 2-en

    SIMA Trade Show, Paris 1979 - Théodore MORILLON

  • Salon SIMA Paris 1979 3-en

    SIMA Trade Show, Paris 1979 - Théodore MORILLON

  • journées TECHDAYS-en

    TECH Days, 2010

  • journées TECHDAYS 2-en

    TECH Days, 2010

  • Equipes MORILLON-en

    MORILLON Teams, 2014

The second Théodore organized the family business.
With his young brothers, Jean-Baptiste, Arthur and Joseph, Théodore learned all of his trade in the shade of his father.
He became the real head of the company after the First World War, as can be seen in his diary, a superb handwritten document in which he noted down every important event, business or family.
He had to juggle between the demands of his customers, helping both his ageing father and his uncle Marcel, invalided out of the Great War.
With his wife, Marie-Thérèse, he also looked after the education of their 6 children, of whom the firstborn, born in 1900, was called Théodore. Thus for some time 3 generations of Théos lived together in the company.
Uncle Joseph was an enthusiastic electrician and never missed an opportunity to demonstrate his skills in the main place of Andrezé so as to prepare the villagers for the coming inventions. Regrettably, in 1904 he died of tuberculosis at the age of 27.
Whilst continuing his milling work, thanks among other things to the purchase of a fluter, Théo and Jean-Baptiste played an active part in the development of agricultural machinery, giving the village the first threshing machines, followed by the first tractors.
Théodore died in 1928, only three years after his father. He left the company in the hands of his eldest son, helped by his two uncles. Marie-Thérèse, now a widow, was careful to maintain the relationship between her brothers-in-law and her sons, who all worked in the company. Her influence in sustaining the values inspired by her husband proved decisive.