Our history

Over 100 years of experience in the design, manufacture and maintenance of your cheese production equipment.

CHALON MEGARD is a story in constant evolution made by men and women whose passion for cheese and technology inspire them every day:


Creation of CHALON (France)


Chalon becomes Chalon Megard following the acquisition of the Megard brothers


Patent for cheese production vats with cutting and stirring tools


expansion of the plant
(approx. 3,500m² in total)


Creation of SYNEXT Group (France)

Our mainstays

Few companies can boast a century of experience. CHALON MEGARD is historically the most important supplier of equipment for cheese and dairy factories in France, and one of the most present in Europe and in the world. By equipping almost all PDO cheese producers, CHALON MEGARD demonstrates its ability to listen to its customers, making it possible to develop equipment that really facilitates the daily work of cheese makers, meet the requirements of standards, improve hygiene and productivity, reduce waste, while maintaining the quality of the products manufactured. CHALON MEGARD is innovation in the respect of tradition.
Our R&D department brings together all the know-how of our services to develop our offers and meet your needs and evolving standards:
  • Continuous process improvement, with the aim of increasing the speed and productivity of our equipment.
  • Improvement of hygiene, in order to adapt our equipment to standards, and to offer you production lines with maximum hygiene.
  • Reduction of energy consumption, by reducing electricity consumption of production lines (installation of variators on motors for example) as well as water consumption by improving equipment washability (optimized design for cleaning) and improved line programming.
  • Improved workstation ergonomics: we think about your safety, but also your health. Reducing the difficulty of the work means making your job easier, working in the best conditions, and thus improving productivity and quality. The mechanization of the lines makes it possible to reduce the repetitiveness of the movements, not to carry any more heavy loads, and requires only the cheese makers to supervise the line.
  • Reduction of releases.
We use our know-how to advise you. We offer you the best adapted production lines for your projects, according to your quantities/rates, your infrastructures, your specifications.
  • Our tailor-made lines are modular, flexible and scalable in order to meet your expectations today and achieve your objectives tomorrow.
  • We optimize your existing lines, in particular by adding modules, mechanizing your lines, increasing production / throughput, etc.

Our expertise at customer service

Sales team

A team of highly qualified engineers, specialized in all areas of the cheese dairy, will work with you to define your needs and accompany you throughout the project until start-up.

Pre-Project service

Our sales and pre-project teams work together to offer you the solution corresponding to your needs and requirements according to the specificities of your production and the evolution you wish in the years to come.

Mechanic design office

Our design office ensures the feasibility of your project and adapts the production lines according to your expectations and your infrastructures.

Pipe / instrumentation design office

We have engineer for the pipe realization and for the instrumentation of your future project.

Automatism / electricity design office

We develop and manufacture electrical cabinets and program process and mechanical assemblies. We integrate the supervision of highly mechanized lines with dynamic visualization modules, recipe management, maintenance diagnosis and production balance.

Production unit

Your equipment is manufactured in our workshop allowing the control of the manufacturing and a perfect control of the deadlines.
We carry out the final assembly of your equipment in our workshop in order to carry out all mechanical, hydraulic and automatic function tests before shipment.

Assembly & commissioning service

We have an assembly team working throughout the world to produce turnkey assemblies with a commitment to performance and for the mechanical and automatic maintenance of your installations.

Customer service

For remote control and troubleshooting, as well as carrying out a global and specific audit per equipment. Our experts provide your mechanical and automation training. They also take care of the maintenance of your installations. We have a stock of spare parts for a better reactivity, and carry out the machining of the parts internally.