Manufacturing History

Manufacturing History


1924, in the heart of the Ardennes

Chasseur’s history is rooted in the very heart of the Ardennes, during the belle époque. Or, more precisely, in 1924 when the Invicta foundry was established in the Meuse Valley, a major centre for metallurgy. Founded by Fernand Sueur, the company would go on to remain a family business for nearly 90 years. The production sites have been located in Donchery and Vivier-au-court since the very beginning.


Close to a century's worth of expertise

The foundry began by producing sinks and sanitary fittings.

Throughout the twentieth century, new product families began to emerge: cast-iron furniture, tables, parasol bases, trivets, fireplaces and fireplace inserts, barbecues, wood stoves and casseroles, first under the Invicta brand, and then under the Chasseur brand.

The enamel factory can be found a few kilometres away from the foundry, in Donchery. Chasseur casseroles are still painted by hand to this day


2022: a global reach

Today, Chasseur casseroles are exported around the world, and have become a symbol of the influence of French gastronomy.