Group

DAMARTEX GROUP

EUROPEAN LEADER IN THE SILVER ECONOMY

More than a signature, our « core purpose » is our manifesto: to give meaning to Damartex generates value, trust and growth for each of our brands.

VISION

Give smile to 55+ by creation and distribution of specific products provifind style, comfort and innovative solutions for daily life.

Listening to the expectations of all 55+, our brands offer a unique offer, placing innovation and expertise at the heart of their know-how. Complementary to fashion, our home & lifestyle brands respond to the growing enthusiasm for decoration. As for the healthcare brands, they help our seniors live a longer life.

11 brands

All these brands confer on the Damartex group a leading role among European retailers of clothes and accessories for seniors (people aged 55+). Each brand has its own style and addresses different needs and expectations from the customers.

Eleven trading brands spread over three complementary sectors :

• The « Fashion » brands: Damart, Afibel, Maison du Jersey, Xandres

• The « Home & Lifestyle » brands (personal and household equipment): Delaby, Coopers of Stortford, 3Pagen, Vitrine Magique and Jours Heureux

• The « Healthcare » brands : Sedagyl, Santéol

International Presence

Damartex has a presence in 9 countries around the world. Its main markets are: France, Great-Britain, Belgium and Switzerland.

Cross-channel

The concept of cross-channel is a core component of Damartex’s strategy. The idea is to offer more choice to the customer by adapting the distribution channels to her habits and way of life.

The Damartex Group relies on the specifics of each channel, varying the way that it uses the channels depending on the brand and the country. The customer can thus discover the complete offer on a catalogue, order any time on the website, from a tablet or a PC, buy the product in store or pick it up at pick up points. This approach allows us to develop a 360° relationship with our customers.

People Aged 55+

People aged 55+ are a demanding and fascinating wide range of customers which Damartex understands and respects. One of the characteristics which sets the group apart and makes it stronger is the strength and the potential of its brands. Each satisfies a specific customer need through a differentiated range of products. One of the Group’s strengths is in customer service and guidance.

KEY FIGURES

PASSION FOR THE CUSTOMER

We are proud of « our » seniors and we enjoy working for them.

TEAM SPIRIT

We enjoy working together, in an atmosphere of trust and with due respect for others. No matter what our role is or the culture of our country, we know how to benefit from our differences.

FLAIR FOR INNOVATION

We are constantly on the lookout for creative solutions in terms of organization, process and products.

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Each of us, in our own way, does not hesitate to take initiatives to take the Group forward, to strive upwards to do twice as much, twice better.

DEDICATION TO PERFORMANCE

We are constantly looking for the best and we constantly evolve.

DISCOVER THE HISTORY

Founded around the Damart brand, the group’s flagship brand established in 1953 out of a textile innovation – the iconic Thermolactyl – Damartex is a young group born out of an ambitious external growth policy. The group has thus developed an integrated business model, a growth vector for its brands.

GOVERNANCE

  • The supervisory board
  • The specialies committees
  • Appointed auditors
  • The MANAGEMENT BOARD

The supervisory board

The Supervisory Board’s members are :

President

Jean Guillaume Despature

Vice-President

Christian Watry *

Members

Jean Despature
Anthony Stahl
Paule Cellard *
Marie Bavarel-Despature
Matthieu Despature
Grégoire Devienne
Nathalie Mesny *

* Independent persons according to the standards of the Middlenext Corporate governance Code

 

The specialies committees

In line with the guidelines of « Corporate Government », The Board of Trustees has two Committees:

– The Audit Committee, composed of three members, is mandated to ensure the relevance and continuity of accounting methods for compiling the accounts. It ensures that internal procedures for the collection and control of information guaranties the accuracy of this information.

– The Compensation & Benefit Committee, composed of two members, is charged with the task of putting forward recommendations on the compensation & benefit policy for board members.

Appointed auditors

Appointed Auditors :

– Ernst & Young & Others

– Deloitte & Associés

The MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Management Board’s members are :

President

Patrick Seghin

member

Bruno Defache