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PX Group is a leader in the metallurgy sector, with a dozen companies to its credit. The group represents the family business par excellence. Its founder, Pierre-Olivier Chave, is still Chairman, but has passed the operational torch to his two sons, Philippe and Sylvain.


Function : CO-CEO

Philippe Chave, born in 1971, holds a degree in microtechnology engineering, and is currently Director of PX GROUP’s Metallurgy Division.


Position: Chairman

Born in Lonay in 1943, Pierre-Olivier Chave holds a degree in mechanical engineering, followed by postgraduate training in metallurgy (University of Neuchâtel, Prof. Willy Form).


Function : CO-CEO

Born in 1974 in Neuchâtel, Sylvain Chave obtained his CFC in general mechanics in Fribourg. He was twenty years old at the time.

He continues the work initiated by his father: developing new solutions for markets, promoting a culture of innovation, strengthening synergies within the Group to take advantage of a range of complementary and unrivalled expertise.

After starting his career in automation and machine building in Taiwan and China, he joined the Group in 2004, taking over responsibility for the SWISS PROFILE site in Malaysia. Since 2013, PhilippeChave has been CO-CEO, sharing management of many of the Group’s activities with his brother.

His twenty years of international experience in his various functions – machine assembly, engineering and customer service – have enabled him to strengthen the Group’s position abroad. Today, it can boast a presence in Europe as well as in Asia. A resolutely “international” profile, always on the lookout for new opportunities.

From 1964, he held a number of engineering positions with metallurgical companies in Switzerland and Germany.

In 1976, he founded his first semi-finished metal products company, “PX PRECINOX SA”, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He then went on to create all the companies in the PX GROUP, which today comprises around ten businesses.

From 1990 to 2004, Pierre-Olivier Chave was President of the Association Industrielle et Patronale du Canton de Neuchâtel. In 2002, in collaboration with the State of Neuchâtel, he helped create the NEODE Science and Technology Park, which he chaired from 2003 to 2010.

Finally, Pierre-Olivier Chave chairs or sits on the boards of several industrial companies based in the canton, in Switzerland and abroad. He’s definitely a tireless entrepreneur!

In 1996, he played an active role in opening the Swiss Profile site in Malaysia. He stayed for four years. Sylvain Chave then left the group to acquire new knowledge and took over the management of Golay Diamants ODI SA in Moudon, in 2000.

It was through the Board that he rejoined the Group in 2007. In less than a year, he gradually took over the management of PX Tools and developed the range of standard and custom cutting tools.

Sylvain Chave is continuing the work begun by his father, and emphasizes the complementary nature of the Group’s activities and its ability to meet new challenges on a daily basis, including ecological commitments and strategic issues relating to energy resources. Since 2013, Sylvain Chave has been CO-CEO, sharing overall management of PX Group’s activities with his brother .