The founder, Jacques Darriet (1873–1959), built a mechanical construction workshop in 1907.
The company moved in 1922 into forestry equipment, producing the first drum chopper.
It was mainly used for maintaining and clearing the undergrowth to prevent fire, and sometimes with a water tank on it.
Its French name is "Rouleau Landais".
In 1984, the company was acquired by François Dubroca.
Mr Dubroca extended the range of products line in 1992 by merging with the Cullerier company (founded in Gironde in 1867); therefore Ménard-Darriet became Ménard-Darriet-Cullerier.
The Cullerier ploughs, brush cutters, disc harrows and mulchers were integrated into the company’s know-how, offering to the clients a range of machinery for maintenance and reforestation.
In 2007 Sébastien Eloir took over the management of the company.
With more than 15 years working experience on mechanization and customer oriented experienced; Mr Eloir, took all the know-how of his predecessors and improved all the processes.
In addition, Mr Eloir facilitated strategic alliances and partnerships, in order to provide a better service for both local and global customers.
In 2012 the headquarters and the workshop moved to the Industrial Zone Galleben close to the A63.
In 2014, Eider and Ménard-Darriet-Cullerier developed in partnership the first self-propelled rubber tracked vehicle for biomass mulching and exportation.
By the end of 2015 Ménard-Darriet-Cullerier became SYLVINOV as it acquired one of its local competitor Dematos and therefore reinforced its range of products and knowledge in mechanical engineering.
Meanwhile Sylvinov acquired a highly specialized company named SEP CHEZE located in Limousin (in the city of Uzerche close to Brive) dedicated to the manufacturing of specific parts and the mending of various equipments to accelerate its development in France.