Serac Group announces the passing away of its founder Jean-Jacques Graffin, and CEO of Serac Holding, on November 6, 2021, at the age of 85.
Born into a family of craftsmen, Jean-Jacques Graffin, an engineer from “Arts & Métiers” school, began his career in the early 1960s in public works, first in Senegal and then in Cameroon. But it was in France that success awaited him. In May 1966, he joined Nova-Socimec, a company specializing in the manufacture of milk pumps and taps and designed a filling machine for plastic bottles for a small dairy in France. At the time, there was no supplier of this type of equipment for small dairy farms. The sales of these machines were increasing… but an idea was born in the mind of this engineer. An idea that he put into practice by creating the first weight filler in the food industry. Serac was born in June 1969.