1986 : Creation of the COVAL company in Montélier
1995: Creation of the GVP series modular venturi range
1997: Factory expansion, setting up of a new Research and Development plan, creation of the GVA and VR series of micro vacuum generators.
1998: Coval patents a new material Siton®, known for its resistance to high temperature and abrasion.
2001: Coval launches a new vacuum technology: the GVMAX vacuum pump - for use in the automotive market.
2002: Creation of a new range of handling systems and development of the Vacuum switch range.
2003: M.Michel CECCHIN becomes the new CEO, with M.Jerome VERNET as Managing Director. COVAL now gives priority to innovation and consolidates its position as the French market leader. Thanks to continuing its export development, COVAL is now acknowledged at European level in the domain of vacuum management.
2004: Launch of a new subsidiary in Spain: COVAL IBERICA
2005: GEM series, a TWINTECH vacuum pump, a COVAL patented technology with intelligent functions, significant suction flow combined with silent technology, is launched.
2006 : ISO9001 V2005 certification
2007: Launch of new subsidiary in the USA = COVAL-Inc
2008: Launch of the new LEM series range of mini vacuum pumps (TWINTECH technology)
Creation of the Italian subsidiary => COVAL Italia
2009: Launch of new subsidiary in Germany = COVAL GmbH
2010: COVAL won the 2010 Mechatronics prize, at the 2010 EMM, for the new LEMAX series ASC mini vacuum pump.
2011: COVAL celebrates its 25th anniversary.
2013: Industrial Innovation Prize for the Rhône-Alpes region
2014: New range of Intelligent vacuum pumps, LEM+ & LEMAX+ Series
2015: SME MECHATRONICS AWARDS 2015 for LEMCOM vacuum pumps
2016: 30 years of the company - Innovation COVAL, the first communicating vacuum pumps, Sérle LEMCOM (EtherNet/IP - CANopen)
2017: New range of suction cups for handling FlowPack, FPC Series
2018: COVAL innovation: 5 new products
=> CVPC series of pilot operated vacuum cartridges, as well as the CVP vacuum cartridges and the CBP pilot cartridge.
=> CVGL Series: New vacuum gripper
=> Addition to the LEMCOM range, with a new field bus, ProfiNet.
2019: Launch of the new CVGC series range of Carbon vacuum gripper for Cobot
New range of vacuum lifting devices for handling heavy loads, VACUOGRIP series.
2021: Launch of 2 new ranges of vacuum pumps:
=> GVMAX HD Series: Heavy Duty Communicating vacuum pumps
=> LEMAX IO Series: IO-Link mini vacuum pumps
2022: New Heavy Duty multi-stage vacuum pumps => CMS HD Series