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Schneider-Creusot, or Schneider et Cie, was a historic French iron and steel-mill which became a major arms manufacturer. After World War II, it evolved into Schneider Electric.


A Schneider Creusot 030-T steam locomotive

In 1836, iron ore mines and forges around Le Creusot were bought by Adolphe Schneider and his brother Eugène Schneider. They developed a business in steel, railways, armaments, and shipbuilding.[1]

The Creusot steam hammer was built in 1877.

Somua was a subsidiary located near Paris; it made machinery and vehicles, including the SOMUA S35.



  • Schneider CA1, the first French tank
  • Ferré, a 46-meter long submarine
  • Schneider-Creusot 030-T steam locomotive

Mountain guns

Other artillery


Starting in 1911 Jacques Schneider offered the Schneider Trophy: A competition for seaplanes, with a large and prestigious prize.


  1. "About us". Schneider Electric. Retrieved 21 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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