In September 1974 Atari acquired a 50% stake in the French company Socodimex. With this money Socodimex bought the manufacturing facility of defunct company Electro-Kicker (manufacturer of the Jupiter jukeboxes) from the French government. This was facility was based in Baumes-les-Dames, France. Under the name of “Atari Europe” six jukeboxes were produced and distributed to several European countries. In 1976 the jukebox division was acquired by Europe Electronique SA, but the Atari brand was used until the end of 1977.
These jukeboxes were released under the Atari brand:
1976: Conecerto 120, Rubis, Rubis II
1977: Hit-Parade 108, Hit-Parade 144, Hit-Parade 160
Atarimuseum.nl is the proud owner of the Rubis II Jukebox:
And three original French flyers: