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UMV - Usines métallurgiques de Vallorbe

Situated in a valley of the Jura Mountains, Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe has close ties to the history of the Vallorbe district.

The first factories were built along the waterfront by the end of the 13th century. Along the river Orbe, the prior in the village of Romainmôtier commissioned a machine that was still largely unheard of at the time : the hydraulic saw, used to work wood and iron ore. The monks set up an iron mine, which brought the mining industry to Vallorbe. This laid the foundations for activities related to the steel industry and led to an increase in the number of forges.

In 1899, Vallorbe's three largest factories, Borloz & Noguet-Borloz, Antoine Glardon & Cie and Grobet SA merged to create Usines Métallurgiques de Vallorbe.