From 1940 to 1979
Death of Henri Selmer. Maurice Selmer becomes president of the Selmer company.
Release of Saxophone N° 30 000. The following year, George Selmer, second son of Maurice Selmer, joins the company.
Opening of commercial relations with the Monzino company in Italy.
The production rises to 650 instruments per month. Rene Lefèvre, son of Henri Lefèvre, joins the company.
Production of the Selmer-Maccaferri guitars is stopped.
Transformation of the company from S.A.R.L. to a Public company. 370 employees manufacture 1000 instruments per month.
Henri Lefèvre is named President.
The "Bolero" and "Largo" trombone models, developed with Gabriel Masson, are also put on the market the same year. Saxophone n° 100 000 is produced (June 28, 1962).
Exclusive distribution rights obtained in France for "Vincent Bach" (U.S.A.) brass.
Installation of a new head office, rue de la Fontaine au Roi in Paris' 11th district.
Selmer Paris takes over exclusive distribution of "Premier Percussion" instruments in France.
Death of Henri Lefèvre. Georges Selmer is named President.
The following year, the factory manager Andre Clergeot retires and Patrick Selmer, son of Jean Selmer, enters the company.
Jean-Marie Clergeot, son of André, joins the company.
First computerization of the company (commercial and administrative networks).