1814 – 1912

Starting out

CEMOI dates back to the beginning of the 19th century ! Created and headed by strong-willed leaders, the company’s destiny was already in good hands and remains so today.

1814 : Creation

Chocolate maker Jules Pares builds the first chocolate factory in France in the Pyrenées Orientales. The CEMOI Group is born.

1872 : 1st industrial steps

Construction of a larger plant in Arles sur Tech for the first industrial-scale production.

1887 : A new name

December 30th the company changes name, using the two directors’ names : Joseph Cantaloup and Emile Catala.

1892 : Innovation

The Cantalou factory is one of the first to use electricity.