Our History

A family-owned and independent group

AB7 is an independent French family group founded in 1971 by Mr. René CHELLE, which has continued to develop over the years.

From its beginnings in the fields of biology, oenology and aquaristics to the present day, AB7 has been able to develop its internal skills and know-how, thus reinforcing its capacity for innovation and adaptation.

The Group has become a key player in animal health and welfare, cosmetics and human care products, home and environmental care products and, more recently, in agro-ecology and bio-control.

AB7, a registered Veterinary Pharmaceutical Establishment, develops and distributes its own brands and is also positioned as a privileged Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) and Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) partner in the development and manufacture of products in all its fields of operation.

A few of AB7's 280 employees.

Over 50 years at your side

Driven by a very rich history, strong values and growth accompanied by a successful transformation, the AB7 Group has attained the maturity of its 50th anniversary and proudly continues its development and modernization, while affirming its ambition to continue to "invent the future".

Creation of SETRIC, "Société d'Etudes Techniques en recherches Industrielles et Commerciales" by René CHELLE.
Launch of the first range of biological products for domestic use.
Collaboration with ELF-Aquitaine to create SETRIC Biology.
The MOET HENNESSY group joins SETRIC and acquires the most efficient research unit in the field of oenology.
SETRIC becomes the leading European manufacturer of aquariums and holds 50% of the French market.

Deployment of activities in the field of pets with a 1st range of anti-parasite products; creation of a chain of pet stores in Spain and Portugal (Hortizoo).
SETRIC becomes AB7 Industries.
Launch of the first studies on drug delivery device technology and micro-encapsulation
Christophe CHELLE, first son of René Chelle, joins the company.
Launch of the anti-mosquito bracelet, in the middle of the chikungunya crisis: in 15 days, more than 35,000 bracelets were delivered to Reunion Island.
Development of the Injected Pest Control Collar
AB7 launches AQUA7, an innovative device that floats while treating water.
Expansion of the fields of application linked to the technology of active polymers: ear-tag for cattle (anti-parasite ear-tag), active textiles.
Philippe CHELLE joins the AB7 Group.
Development of export activities in Europe, Asia and United States
Creation of the subsidiary AB7 America under the direction of Philippe CHELLE.
Increase in production capacity with the inauguration of the new pharmaceutical workshop in France.
Creation of a Research and Development Laboratory in Biotechnology.
Opening of the production unit in the United States.
Construction of the new R&D Laboratory in France.
2019 - 2021
Transformation of the organization to support growth, performance, and increased expertise while maintaining our agility and efficiency.

- Reorganization of Operations
- Creation of the Executive Committee
- Creation of the Supervisory Committee
- Creation of the Operational Committee
- Strengthening of the HR department
Extension of resources to microbiology for Research and Development and Quality Control activities
Launch of the ECOALA brand, certified ECODETERGENT by ECOCERT.
Obtaining the first Market Authorization in ingestible veterinary medicine.

Creation of a fermentation and bio-analysis laboratory for pilot production.
AB7 America achieved Certification B Corp™.
Coming soon...
Opening of a new production laboratory allowing to :
- double the Group's production
- double the size of the Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory and increase the production capacity for liquids (cleaning products)

Continued ramp-up of collar and pipette production, currently at 15 million and 55 million per year respectively, at its two locations in France and the United States. 

We are very proud to lead this highly innovative Industrial Group, rich in history and strong in character. We have a deep sense of responsibility that drives us to continue to make the company evolve in the best possible way while ensuring that all our staff find a place for professional and personal fulfillment.

Christophe and Philippe CHELLE
Co-directors of AB7 Group