"LE PAYS d'OUCHE"
Ideally located between rivers and forests, with a soil rich in iron ore, L 'Aigle, France is the pin and needle historical capital of France. In 1747, 6,000 people were working in 450 pin manufactures in that area. These everyday objects are sold even in America thanks to the excellent productivity of our region's factories. The renowned economist Adam Smith even used the example of a local pin manufacture to develop his division of labor theory!
The French industry suffers from the German and English competition, which is more modern and more profitable. France is forced to import raw materials and the Franco-British Free Trade Treaty weakens the pin and needle industry. In 1866, the BOHIN saga began with needles: Benjamin BOHIN acquired the current manufacture in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, France, where machines and workers were already training and experimenting this demanding production.
OUR FOUNDER: BENJAMIN BOHIN
The bohin saga from yesterday..