Creation of the company GAILLARD at Béziers in south of France, manufacturing wooden stakes for the French vineyards.
With the development of electricity and telecommunications, GAILLARD has become a major supplier for wooden poles, but also slippers for the railway network.
The brand RONDINO is created; a wide range of products is developed for outdoor furniture and playground equipments.
Creation and manufacturing of the first wood/steel Guardrail in Europe.
Certification by the French Ministry. In the 90′s
first sales in Europe (Spain, Belgium..)
GAILLARD-RONDINO joined the GBI family group, a major actor in the wood industry in France.
Creation of a new range of guardrails : the G4M and G2M models, N2 level according to EN 1317.
Creation of the GH2, a mixed wood/steel guardrail H2 level.
CE agreement by ASCQUER for the whole range
Creation of a new range of guardrails :
The G2M+ and G4M+ models, N2 level according
to EN 1317. 2015
Creation of our new high performance GRP guardrails :
N2 level : W2 to W5
H1 level : W3.
18 millions € Turnover
3 factories (90 acres /36 ha)
1 head-office near Lyon (FRANCE)
1 office in Spain (Barcelona)
1 R&D department
4000 km wood/steel guardrails installed in the world
GBI 310 people 60 millions € Turnover 12 factories
Since 1877, Wood is at the heart of our activity. Our experience and know-how give us the chance to develop a wide range of products of high quality level. The satisfaction of our clients is our best reward and motivation for future development. THE LARGEST EXPERIENCE in Road Restraint System (RRS) - 1st manufacturer in the world to create the concept of wood/steel guardrail.
- 1st guardrail installed in 1984 in the French Alps.
- More than 4000 km installed.
- A worldwide experiment : France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Israel, New Zealand, Chile…
WHEN AESTHETIC MEETS PERFORMANCE
- Since 1984, our models have constantly been improved to get the best performance and easy installation.
- Wood and steel mixed together to reach high performance level :
Our GH2 guardrail ,H2 level reach W4 performance according to EN 1317. Our new range of GRP guardrails – high performance from W5 to W2 for N2 level and W3 for H1 level.
- Wood / steel guardrails improve the environmental aspect of the roads. – All our models have patents.
FAST AND EASY INSTALLATION
- Our guardrails are delivered pre-assembled, junction included.
- Our guardrails allows flexibility and very easy installation
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