GAUTIER FRANCE: THE HIGH QUALITY FURNITURE INDUSTRY SINCE 1960
Furniture Industry

21 December 2019

GAUTIER FRANCE: THE HIGH QUALITY FURNITURE INDUSTRY SINCE 1960

Founded in 1960 by Patrice Gautier and his wife Annick, the company rapidly grew in size. With the baby boom in full swing in France, Patrice Gautier - a visionary - was already imagining the first children's bedrooms. This enabled the company to become the leader in the junior market in only a few years. The originality and quality of Gautier furniture has since built the brand's reputation. This creativity remains Gautier's strong point in its development and diversification.

THE KEY DATES IN OUR COMPANY'S HISTORY, FROM ITS FOUNDING UNTIL TODAY:
1987- A NEW PRESS FOR MORE DURABLE PANELS: Gautier has incorporated the manufacture of its own particleboard. Today, their 100% French manufacture is managed by a Gautier subsidiary. 2005- GAUTIER'S 1ST FRANCHISE STORE: Gautier shook up its distribution network by opening its first franchise store in La Rochelle. This pilot store has since been followed by 80 other stores in France and around the world (Belgium, Arabia, India, Bulgaria, Morocco, Russia etc). 2006- AN ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE APPROACH (ISO 14001) Committed and civic-minded, Gautier put furniture eco-design at the heart of its manufacturing processes: choosing raw materials with priority given to environmentally-friendly ones, streamlining transport as much as possible for supply and delivery, recycling waste wood and more.
1ST FURNITURE COMPANY TO OBTAIN TRIPLE CERTIFICATION: Gautier was the first furniture company to obtain triple certification: ISO 9001 - ISO 14001 - And finally, OHSAS 18001 for employee safety in the workplace.
2010 - GAUTIER'S NETWORK REACHES 50 FRANCHISES WORLDWIDE: Gautier continued to develop its franchise network and broke through the symbolic 50 store threshold in 2010.
2015- SEPTEMBER, LAUNCH OF THE FLEX PROCESS: In 2015 Gautier strengthened its manufacturing facilities by investing 10 million euros in its Boupère production site. 7.5 million of this was earmarked for the new FLEX manufacturing process.
2016- JANUARY 2016 NEW WEBSITE 2017.
LAUNCH OF ONLINE SALES 2018- Three years after the last update of our Gautier website, we will be launching a new version that includes an online store for France and the UK.
For more information contact Mrs Charlène Fonteneau, Communication Manager:

GAUTIER FRANCE S.A.
17, Rue Georges Clemanceau
F-85510 LA BOUPERIE / France
Tel. +33 2516 14000
E-mail: cfonteneau@gautier.fr

http://www.gautier.fr