Our history

  • 1948

    Creation of the company by M. DESHONS Henri (1st  generation). At that time, it is a boiler making company subcontrator of petrochemical industry all around the Etang de Berre. It includes technician team working on the Poudrerie site in Saint Chamas (France).

  • 1965

    M. André DESHONS (2nd generation) joins the company and gradually modifies its activity. The company starts designing and manufacturing mobile carts and tools pour aeronautics. The main customers are Eurocopter (SNIAS at that time) and Dassault Aviation in Istres.

  • 1972

    Creation of the SARL and gradual rejection of the former activity of boiler making.

  • 1982

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AEROSPATIALE and AERITALIA to provide  HPU’s on ATR range.acks.

  • 1985

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide HPU’s on A320 range.

  • 1989

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide HPU’s on A340 range.

  • 1992

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide A300 fixed hydraulic power packs.

  • 1993

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by GOODRICH to provide the whole test carts for hoists.

  • 1997

    Ms Sophie DESHONS (3rd generation) joins the company and gradually changes its activity. Thanks to her every day actions, she reorganizes the company so that it can evolve toward the same direction as technical and financial constraints in the aeronautic field.

  • 2001

    The company enters the Export market. In addition of major aircraft manufacturers, the main customers turn to be Maintenance and Repair Overhauls (civil and military).

  • 2002

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by DASSAULT to provide HPU’s  in FACLON range (including FALCON 7X).

  • 2003

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by DASSAULT to provide HPU’s on RAFALE and MIRAGE range.

  • 2003-2004

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide A380 fixed hydraulic power pack.

    The A380 turns to be a real challenge for the company as it implies dedicating all the know-how of DESHONS Hydraulique to aircraft new hydraulic obligations and constraints.

  • 2007

    Extension of A400M fixed hydraulic power pack.

  • 2009

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by the Norwegian Air Force to provide a fixed hydraulic power pack for the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.

  • 2010

    Company’s statutes change from SARL to SAS. Ms Sophie DESHONS (3rd generation) becomes the managing director (CEO) of DESHONS Hydraulique company. New structure of the company with the creation of a Sales department. DESHONS Hydraulique est choisie par EUROCOPTER pour fournir la centrale hydraulique fixe du banc polyvalent BTP N°2. DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide IRON BIRD fixed hydraulic power pack.

  • 2011

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to improve A340 fixed power pack LP/HP hydraulic networks.

  • 2012

    DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by AIRBUS to provide HPU’s in A350 range. DESHONS Hydraulique is chosen by EUROCOPTER to provide the fixed hydraulic power pack of the BTI-BTA polyvalent bench.

  • 2014

    DESHONS is referenced in the AIRBUS HELICOPTERS catalog.

  • 2015

    Renewal as exclusive supplier of hydraulic servicing carts for AIRBUS A350

    DESHONS is chosen as the exclusive supplier of HPU for DASSAULT F8X

  • 2016

    Certification of our hydraulic servicing cart DH1200 for the aircrafts DASSAULT Rafale Export.

  • (Français) 2017

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