A pioneering spirit
The ARaymond Network was founded in Grenoble, France, in 1865 by Albert-Pierre Raymond. While looking for a more practical fastener to replace the traditional glove button, he invented the press stud.
It was a simple yet brilliant idea – a "spring" which holds an assembly together and which, under a certain amount of pressure, is able to release it. The press stud became a worldwide success and gave rise to further designs and inventions. Ever since creativity and a constant quest for innovation have been hallmarks of the company.
Antoine Raymond, current CEO of ARaymond, said: "Without question, it is the relevance and quality of the solutions we offer, together with the reliability of our products, that have provided the foundations for 150 years of success.
"The ARaymond Network has adapted its business model to suit the environment of its time – wars, economic crises, globalization, societal change – so as to successfully navigate history. But we still abide by our core values, namely, respect for people and respect for the environment."