GOUBARD, a family business, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing products for very diverse sectors (industry, building, civil engineering, viticulture, etc.) for 70 years. This longevity comes through the company's ability to understand and meet clients' needs. Today, GOUBARD has 50 employees and produces 150 skips per week on average.
A few key dates
- 1938 - Louis Goubard started making diverse products out of wood, such as carts and barrels, in Cheviré le Rouge (Maine et Loire / France).
- 1960 - The company turned its attention to designing farm trailers for tractors.
- 1973 - Louis' son, Pascal Goubard, put his first waste tipping skip for forklifts (destined for the wood industry) on the market. - Goubard exhibited at the Material Handling Trade Show in Paris for the first time.
- 1992 - The company, which had 10 employees, moved to Seiches-sur-le-loir (Maine et Loire / France) where a new factory with a 3000m² workshop was built. Production was recentred around material handling accessories for forklifts (skips, buckets, jibs, etc.).
- 1999 - 1500 m² were added onto the facilities, 30 employees - Gérard Toulier became the company's new managing director.
- 2006 - Thanks to the expertise of it's 50 employees, Goubard has taken a lead position in the skip market in France (creation of a standard range, innovative products, customised orders, etc.)