Just like a train, the life of a company consists of periods of stability and phases of acceleration. The relocation of the historic workshops of Choisy-le-Roi to the present site in La-Lande-de-Fronsac in 2003 boosted production and was instrumental in the transformation of our company from a cottage industry to industrialization. This year Galland celebrates the twenty years of its installation in the Gironde region and continues to grow.
Relocate in order to develop
The Galland company grew substantially between 1946 and 2003 and the emblematic site of Choisy-le-Roi in the Parisian suburbs had become dilapidated : the suburbs had swallowed it up, accessibility was limited, deliveries had become complicated, the collaborators were split up in a multitude of workshops….. In the 1990s, the construction of the Eurotunnel and the Korean TGV in which Galland participated propelled the company into a new era. However, in order to export its know-how, it had to be equipped with an ISO Quality system. The configuration of the Parisian site did not permit this development. Thus, in order to develop, Galland had to move…..
Welcome to the Gironde !
The General Manager Philippe Galland proposed that the company move to the Gironde region, at La-Lande-de-Fronsac , not far from Vérac and the Atelier du Bélier foundries belonging to the family. The region is attractive and the employees in Paris were invited to discover it before making up their minds.
In the Spring of 2003, Galland made its big move ! The company suspended its activities for four months and transported its machines to the new workshops before relaunching its production tools with voluntary collaborators.
Then in just a few years the family business was transformed from a cottage industry to industrialization.
1st extension in 2008
After this successful transfer there followed a phase of stabilization and a first extension in 2008 on to an adjoining plot : Galland gained 400 square meters of production and 1200 square meters of park for stocking raw materials. A necessary extension in order to pursue its development abroad.
A new extension for its 20 years
20 years after its relocation, Galland began its 2nd phase of extension at the end of 2022. The company has just acquired a new plot adjoining the site, which allows it to reach a total surface of 9000 square meters. Very good news for the 50 staff members who will gain extra office and meeting spaces equipped for video conferences, as well as a bigger storage zone in order to pursue Galland’s development abroad.
Construction work will begin in 2024….