Created at the end of the 19th century, DEPREUX was active in the textile industry. This former industrial group was established North of France. They produced clothing, fabric, and much more.

In order to diversify its production, DEPREUX entered into the conveyor belts industry at the end of the 2nd World War. They began creating fabric for the conveyor belt industry.

In 1981, the new group of German and French shareholders transformed the name DEPREUX into a trademark for conveyor belts.

In 1992, the various entities of the DEPREUX group were re-branded to become the COBRA GROUP, with its headquarter in Luxeuil les Bains, France. 

Starting in 2001, Cobra Group opened an office in Katowice to develop a presence in Eastern Europe.


Simultaneously in 2001, Cobra America was started with one sales person in Eastern United States. This sales person often sold belting and accessories “door to door”. 

That one sales person continued the business for almost two years alone, until in 2004 they hired a receptionist who had an office on the Volunteer Parkway in Bristol Tennessee. This receptionist helped answer phone calls and develop a more stable business presence in the United States.

That small office was good enough until late 2005, when they bought their first large building on the Industrial Drive. In this building Cobra America hired several new employees and rapidly grew from 2005-2012.

In 2012 Cobra America expanded into the building they are in now on Boswell Drive in Bristol Tennessee. This new building on Boswell Drive allows Cobra America huge growth potential, along with storage capabilities so they can warehouse stock in the US.


From this building, Cobra America grew over the next several years, partnering with many distributors and mines to create a national service presence in the US.


In 2019, Cobra America opened up their first presence in Western United States in Bakersfield, California. 

Bristol, Tennessee

A look inside our office


Conference Room

Lining and Lagging




Black Belt

Lab Room

Bakersfield, California