Our timeline

Ever since our creation in 2004, Athanor’s philosophy and values have remained the same. We aim to design the best possible custom-made cooking suites, striving for perfection while always trying to stay on top of the latest innovative technologies. Our expertise goes far beyond simply manufacturing cooking ranges, we offer our clients a global support in organizing and optimizing their kitchens, beyond the simple addition of a new stove!

  • 2004

  • 2005

  • 2006

  • 2007

  • 2009

  • 2010

  • 2014

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 2022


  • February : Athanor is born, created by Djamel DEBOUSSE, Yannick VILLARD and Patrick Thezier
  • June : Manufacturing of our very first Athanor cooking suite: one solid top, one multi-purpose Plaque Athanor, 2 burners and a gas oven
  • Manufacturing of our first cooking suite for the UK
  • Launch of our radiant cooktops, steamers and storage units.


  • Athanor receives the Paul Louis Merlin award. Through this award the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce acknowledges promising ventures and encourages innovation and entrepreneurship within the Rhône-Alpes region
  • Launch of our range of cookers


  • Launch of our electric ovens


  • Manufacturing of our 100th custom-made cooking suite
  • Manufacturing and delivery of our first custom-made cooking range to the United States
  • Manufacturing and delivery of our first custom-made range to Luxembourg


  • Development of our standalone Plaque Athanor.
  • Creation of the charcoal grill


  • Creation of the ALC range of cooking suites. It completes the Traditional range and offers products more suited to smaller restaurants and kitchens, including home kitchens.
  • Launch of our range of warming drawers and induction stovetops


  • Manufacturing of our 500th custom-made cooking suite.


  • Athanor moves operations to a brand-new production unit in Apprieu, reviving momentum with a new bigger and more comfortable space, for a more efficient production process


  • Patrick THEZIER retires


  • Manufacturing of our 1000th custom-made cooking suite

Our teams

Each and every member of our team contributes, with their technical and personal skills, to the development and the reputation of our company. Within each service, innovation and problem-solving are everyday motivators.


Djamel and Yannick lead our general management team, they elaborate our global strategy, are in charge of company development and supervise all teams in their day-to-day activities.

Main missions :

  • General management of the company
  • Day-to-day team management
  • Client and distributor relations
  • Global support in product design
  • Production planning management

Research, Development & Engineering

Our engineers conceive, design and create the validation and production schematics for each one of our custom-made products. They are in charge of product development and act as a support for both our technicians and our distributors’ installers for all their aftersale needs (parts or technical support).

Main missions :

  • Validation and production blueprints
  • Research & Development
  • Customer service


Cornerstone of our teams, our purchasing team acts as the hub between all our teams and our external contacts. They handle procurement, inventory and logistics for all our outbound products, as well as supplier accounts.

Main missions :

  • Supplier relations
  • Procurement
  • Logistics


Our production team handles the manufacturing of each cooking range, standalone Plaque Athanor and insert module, from A to Z.

Main missions :

  • Cooking suite custom manufacturing
  • Mobile Plaque Athanor manufacturing
  • Specific on-site assistance to our distributors

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