1946, Moët et Chandon launched a contest to mechanize the Champagne vineyard. Vincent Ballu is the winner.
1952, TECNOMA is created. Dealer of VERMOREL sprayers
1959, revolution in spraying technlogoy for the SIMA show in Paris :
- Synthetic resins are used
- Tanks made in polyester
- Invention of the piston diaphragm pump
1960, the first factory is established and begins the mass production of sprayers
1966, first external development with the acquisition of specialized companies in spraying. Tecnoma begins to export. To cope with its development, Tecnoma built a new factory.
1975, TECNOMA launches successfully a new range of injected plastic garden equipment
1980, Patrick BALLU succeeded his father. For 5 years, he invested 8,3 million Euros in the factory. The production is fully integrated and organized into flexible workshops.
1986, TECNOMA changes color, the new « green » range is launched. Significant investments allow modernization of the factory
1987, Patrick BALLU, General manager and TECNOMA’s owner, founds EXEL.
1992, launch of a full range of self-propelled sprayers
1994, TURBOCOLL launched for vineyards and orchards. Face by face spraying system with laminar flow
1997, the pneumatic suspension AXAIR with load correction is launched
2003, launch of AUTONET, system for the sequential dilution of residual volumes and tank residues
2007, development of ISOBUS regulation : NOVATOP is created to integrate all applications related to precision agriculture in 2008
2009, NOVAFLOW, filling management system and PRECIJET, air flrow assisted face by face spraying system, are launched
2013, start of O.S.S. (Varioselect) and I.N.C.S. equipment for new agricultural practices
2014, VOLTIS, a full-electric straddle tractor