Development of a first functional prototype.
May to June 2016:
Start of technical and commercial studies, financed by an AFC and an AFT (Assistance for Commercial Feasibility and Assistance for Technical Feasibility), financial mechanisms of the former Languedoc Roussillon region.
Creation of the company Epur SAS.
May 2016 to September 2017:
ICAM in Toulouse is carrying out a study and manufacturing three copies of V2.
Obtaining grants and honorary loans (Créalia) which pay the co-founders.
Launch of the version 4 study externally and hiring of an IT developer.
December 2017 to February 2018:
Start of production version 3 of the prototype in-house and signature of a commercial contract with the A2C company. Launch of the study on V4 prototypes at two service providers: SYSMECA in Toulouse and A2C in Ain.
October 2017 to April 2018:
Study then launch and manufacture of version 4. Beginning of search for early-adopters. Hiring of an executive assistant and a sales representative.
Dekra certification process and obtaining CE certification.
Hiring of an R&D workshop technician.
Hiring of a mechanical engineer.
Epur has received numerous awards for innovation, business model and location choice. They can be found in our news for 2019.
Finalization of production of V4.1 and sale of 6 Oakbots to our beta testers *, including three by MATPRO, one of our resellers.
* M. CORRIHONS Frédéric in ST ANDRE DE SEIGNANX, in the Landes (40), the Dubernet Charpentes company in RION DES LANDES (40), The Daubigney carpentry in CHAMPDIVERS (39), the MAB TIVOLI company in BAZENS (47), L ' SASU 3MCM company in BEAUMONT-LE-ROGER (27) and Batilia SAS company in HAUTECOURT ROMANÈCHE (01).
Official commercial launch (excluding beta-test) and launch of participation in many trade shows (BATIMAT in Paris, HOLZ in Basel, BPI Inno Génération in Paris, Forum Bois Construction in Nancy, CAPEB days in Nice).
Fundraising launched in 2018: Epur obtains € 373K thanks to four Business Angels associations (MELIES Business Angels, AMBA, BADGE, Capitole Angels) and to Mr Delorme from Mzi Holding SAS.
Recognition of our French know-how during our presence at the Elysée Palace for the "Made in France" exhibition.
Obtaining Training Center accreditation.
Design of a new clamping system and patent filing.
Epur joins the #ParentalAct and will offer all of its employees a paid second parent leave of one month.
Start of a new production cycle.
Design and development of a stationary chassis for the Oakbot.
Hiring of a marketing and communication manager.