Bernard Controls Group
BERNARD CONTROLS designs and manufactures electric actuators and control technologies for the automation of industrial valves and dampers. BERNARD CONTROLS` development program ensures continuous product upgrading. New features and concepts make the electronic-age valve actuator user friendly and capable of the most stringent plant requirements and environmental conditions. 75+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOW-HOW IN INDUSTRIAL VALVE AND DAMPER AUTOMATION BERNARD CONTROLS is a leader in the world electric actuation market. We are number one in the nuclear sector and also close partner of the most demanding industries: Power, Water, Industry and Oil & Gas.
BERNARD CONTROLS relies on 75 years of continuous experience and know-how to offer total and durable solutions for the automation of industrial valves.
A new name, a new momentum
In 2010, L.BERNARD - electric actuation specialist- gathers a great momentum and becomes BERNARD CONTROLS.
These new name and visual identity better reflect our international dimension, established from year to year, and highlight our development strategy. It is a key step in the setting up of a global corporate identity.
This new name is understandable everywhere in the world. It is loyal to the brand Bernard, which reputation is firmly established in our business, and stresses a major technical element of both our activity and our customer's: the industrial control, the control of fluids, flows and energies.
From L.BERNARD to BERNARD CONTROLS
In the site of La Plaine Saint Denis, North Paris Area, at the end of 1936, Mr. Lucien BERNARD set up a manufacturing shop of electric motors.The activity, interrupted in 1939, resumed in 1946 after the Liberation. In 1949, the company was founded and started specializing in the design and manufacturing of electric actuators. In the sixties, a first subsidiary is established in Germany. The company name becomes L.BERNARD in 1981, status as Limited Company. Mr. Etienne BERNARD is nominated Chief Executive Officer at this date. Followed in 1989, the building of a new plant in Gonesse - near ROISSY CDG Airport - and the purchase of the actuation activity of the only French competitor, Joucomatic.
In 2010, with the launch of some great technical innovations, the adoption of the new name means a great momentum!
From its early start, international expansion has been a key stone of the company development strategy. More recently, the international network was strengthened thanks to the Beijing subsidiary. Today BERNARD CONTROLS' worldwide network gathers more than 30 Agents, 3 Offices in Bangkok, Dubaï and Moscow and 7 subsidiaries in France and in Beijing, Brussels, Köln, Houston, Madrid, and Milano.
BERNARD CONTROLS is the leader on the Nuclear Market and one of the international leading actors of the actuation markets - Power, Water, Industries, Oil & Gas. The group counts 350 employees working for the most demanding industries throughout the world.
A unique specialty : the electric actuator
BERNARD CONTROLS designs and manufactures electric actuators and control technologies for the automation of industrial valves and dampers.
BERNARD CONTROLS' development program ensures continuous product upgrading. New features and concepts make the electronic-age valve actuator user friendly and capable of the most stringent plant requirements and environmental conditions. Major contributions engineered by our research and development team include:
- high precision positioning control electronics,
- easy to set and vibration proof travel limit system,
- INTELLI+, the intelligent and user friendly integrated control,
- FQ failsafe electric spring return actuator.
BERNARD CONTROLS at your service around the world
BERNARD CONTROLS relies on a strong international network based on 7 subsidiaries in Europe, in China and in the U.S.A., on regional sales offices in Russia, in the Middle-East and in Thailand, as well as on more than 30 agents throughout the world. Our international teams receive regular technical training in order to analyze your needs and find out the best solution.
We control the product all along its operational life time, and support you from the design stage to the installation, and then for maintenance and repair. Choosing and implementing the best product technology for each single application requires indeed technical support from specialists from the very early project design stage to the start-up of the plant. This partnership will allow to get the best value for money and the most reliable and maintenance-free solution.