Milexia is proud to announce that on April 1st, 2024, a new era will begin with the complete integration of CEL, Composants Electroniques Lyonnais one of the leaders in the railway industry.

CEL will be rebranded as Milexia France, marking a significant milestone in our company’s history.

After almost a year of meticulous planning, tireless efforts, and the integration of people, processes, and tools, we are delighted to confirm the finalization of the cultural and operational integration. This journey has been a testament to our unwavering commitment to growth and expansion.

We look forward to the next chapter of our story, as we continue to build on this success and take Milexia to new heights.

CEL, founded in 1986 and historically based in Lyon, offers a wide range of products and services to major industrial players in France and Europe. Its customized services are based on the supply and implementation of complete technical solutions, from defining the customers’ needs to the design, delivery and integration phases.

As a value-added distributor of electronic components and subsystems, telecom connection products and chemical products mainly in the railway and industrial fields, CEL’s dynamic team of more than 30 employees brings complementary know-how to Milexia France. This integration creates a powerful synergy, combining our strengths and expertise and significantly adds value to the Milexia family. It greatly expands our offering, enhances our capabilities, and extends our overall market reach, bringing numerous benefits to our customers and partners.

“CEL’s team, with their expertise and presence in markets complementary to those of Milexia, reinforces the positioning of our group as the European leader of value-added technology distributors. This aligns with our growth ambitions in Europe to better serve our ecosystem of customers and partners”, said Xavier Gaillard, CEO of Milexia Group.

Alain Gorrec, CEO of CEL, reflected this optimistic outlook:

“The CEL teams are delighted to join those of Milexia Group; our culture and values are identical. The priority given to customers and suppliers is a common value of the CEL group and MILEXIA, guaranteeing our interlocutors’ expertise and a real added value to the proposed products, solutions and services. This merger is a guarantee of continuity and reinforcement of our presence with our customers and suppliers”.

This is an important step in Milexia’s ambitious growth plan as it diversifies its presence in promising technology markets and strengthens its technological offering. The integration of CEL expands our market reach and brings tangible benefits to our stakeholders and the general public. It allows us to provide a wider range of products and services, enhance our technological capabilities, and create more opportunities for growth and innovation.

About Milexia: Founded in 1971, the Milexia group is one of the leading European suppliers of high-tech electronic components, systems and scientific instruments. It has offices and warehouses in France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The group has technical centers in France and the UK, which offer customized solutions, installation, training and maintenance for the defence, space, transportation, Satcom, Scientific Instrumentation and other civil industries.


About CEL: Since 1986, CEL has been offering reliable, high-performance, and customized solutions thanks to its partnership policy with the best manufacturers on the market.