During this post-war period France started moving again and orders came flooding in. With just twenty workers more or less, the Galland company was still quite small, but all the profits were reinvested in the growth of the company. Its development followed the electrification of the railways and the advent of high speed trains !

1975 : l’IS 211 625, first high speed section insulator

It was the end of heavy and bulky section insulators ! High speed networks required strong, light and reliable material. Galland outclassed porcelain insulators thanks to its IS 211 625 : a new fiberglass insulator, precursor of the section insulators made of composite materials that have become the present standard.

1976 : the TGV high speed trains on track

The High speed train phenomenon unfurled in  France, popularized by the “TGV” logo (“train à grande vitesse”) . In this year of 1976, the French government granted the SNCF (French Railways)  a new line between Paris and Lyons and ordered 87 TGV trains from Alsthom –now Alstom).


900 is the number of kilometers of lines electrified  in France every year between 1960 and 1975. With the SNCF and Luxemburg amongst its clients, Galland’s know-how was highly in demand !