PROTEM designs and manufactures equipment used for the construction, maintenance and dismantling of tubular components. PROTEM also designs special equipment used for projects including waste processing operations.
1971: Design and manufacture of the first portable pipe beveling machine : The S 28
1980: Trademark PROTEM is recorded and patented. PROTEM means PROfessionalism, Technical know how, and Expertise in Mechanical Engineering.
1985: Design and manufacture of the first specialty machine. This machine is operated in a nuclear power plant and ensures the maintenance of tubular components.
1987: PROTEM GmbH is set up in Germany.
1990: Pilot project for the dismantling of a reactor in a Belgian nuclear power plant.
1994: Creation of the business unit specifically for OIL & GAS and the design of equipment for the installation and maintenance of pipelines.
1995: PROTEM is awarded a contract on machines for Power Plant Maintenance, worth several million Euros, from a South American customer.
1997: A branch office is opened in Ukraine
2002: PROTEM is awarded the contract for the dismantling of the KNKII reactor (sodium cooled reactor), the first in the World.
2003: PROTEM is awarded the contract for the supply of machining, welding equipment and engineering assistance for the EURODIF (AREVA) Gas and Diffusion Plant (uranium enrichment).
2004: A branch office is opened in Spain.
2005: PROTEM enters into a collaborative contract with the nuclear research centers of Mol in Belgium and Karlsruhe in Germany. Establishment of a European competencies association. Links with the IAEA in Vienna and owners of the EDF (Nuclear Operators) in France.
2006: PROTEM enters into a collaborative contract with the CEA; research, development and implementation of cutting processes for the dismantling and clean up operations of nuclear power plants in France.
2007: PROTEM enters the German Nuclear Council.
2008: PROTEM delivers more than 50 machines to the nuclear power plant Atucha in Argentina.
2009: PROTEM supplies machining equipment for the prefabrication yards of Qatar Petroleum.
2012: A branch office is opened in Russia.
2013: Warehouse and offices are enlarged to meet the requirements that have occured because of the growth and expansion of PROTEM. Many new jobs are created as a result of this expansion.
2014: Creation of PROTEM USA.
2015: Design and development of specific dismantling procedures for European and Asian nuclear operations.