Groupe Pochet, The excellence in inheritance

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History

1623

François Le Vaillant receives patent letters from Catherine de Cleves, Duchess of Guise and Countess of Eu, authorizing him to establish glassworks, in Le Courval, located in the forest of Eu, between La Haye de Guimerville and Sénarpont.

1853

The glassworks of Courval make their first bottle designed by a fragrance producer. This is the Cologne Impériale by Guerlain, dedicated to the Empress Eugenie. The Courval performs a technical prowess with this exclusive and prestigious bottle, sold as a limited edition.

1883

In Paris, the faience maker Pierre Deroche had founded the Maison Deroche, specialized in porcelain objects painting, and subsequently in the finishing operations on glass objects. Soon it collaborates increasingly with the Courval glassworks. In 1883, after the marriage of Jean-Baptiste Pochet to Estelle Deroche, the Maison Deroche becomes the Maison Pochet.
The factory moves to 121 Quai de Valmy in Paris.

1919

Charles Colonna de Giovellina, Flying Officer, marries the heiress of the Maison Pochet and becomes the head of the company. Rapidly his brother Marcel joins him, and the Colonna brothers actively develop the Courval glassworks. The Maison Pochet, who is already the stockholder, purchases all the shares in 1934, renaming it « Verreries Pochet et du Courval ».

1971

In 1971 the Group makes the bold gamble of modernisation under the leadership of Charles' two sons, Henri and Jean Colonna de Giovellina. A factory allowing the complete automation of the bottle manufacturing process is built on the site of Guimerville, only a few kilometers away from the historic Courval site. This investment represents one year's revenue.

1983

Gabriel Colonna de Giovellina joins the Group with a solid professional experience outside the family business. He will be the CEO from 1987 to 2008 and will be the man of continuity, diversification and development.

1987

Already operating commercially in the US since the late 60s, Pochet strengthens its presence in the United States, a fast growing market, by creating a subsidiary in Wayne, New Jersey, dedicated to the trading and finishing of bottles produced in France.

1991

Pochet creates the Qualipac company, dedicated to plastics cosmetics packaging, as a joint venture with Sommer-Alibert. The Qualipac Division is re-inforced through acquisitions and creations within France: Auriplast, LMA, Priminter, Qualiform. In 2004, Pochet becomes the unique shareholder of Qualipac.

2002

Qualipac continues its expansion strategy abroad. In 2002, the Division integrates Qualipac China. In 2008, the company Qualimetal is created in China, located at Huizhou. In 2009, Qualipac buys the Brazilian company IPEL, based in Sao Paulo.

2011

Groupe Pochet makes two new acquisitions. Lisi Cosmetics joins Qualipac and is renamed Qualicosmetics. The Group also acquires the SOLEV company, specialized in high added value decoration processess, and particularly in vacuum-metallization techniques.

2015

The "Maison Pochet" opens its doors and gathers its Parisian teams in a single place. Eco-conceived and eco-friendly, the Maison Pochet is close to its main customers. It embodies the boldness, the innovation spirit and the flexibility that have built the Group's strength and reputation on the worldwide market.

Irène gosset

Executive Board President of Groupe Pochet

Mission

Through the innovative alliance of its expertise, Groupe Pochet fulfills the most beautiful packaging dreams of its customers.

Tristan farabet

Managing Director of Groupe Pochet

Vision & ambition

By implementing noble, creative synergies within our Group, we want to be the preferred partner of our customers for our manufacturing excellence, the engagement of our teams, our Corporate and Social Responsability.

Governance

La Société est administrée et gérée par un Comité Exécutif et un Comité de Direction sous le contrôle d'un Conseil de Surveillance

Locations of the group

An international group with 16 sites spread over 3 continents

World

Qualipac China

Qualimetal

Pochet do Brasil Plastics

Pochet do Brasil Decoration on Glass

Priminter Hong-Kong & China

Qualipac America

Pochet of America

See France’s map

production sites and offices in France

France

Priminter’s headquarters

Pochet du Courval Gamaches

Pochet du Courval Guimerville

Pochet du Courval Beaugency

Qualipac Aurillac

Qualipac Château-Thierry

Qualipac Chartres

Qualipac Aluminium

Solev France

Groupe Pochet’s headquarters

Come back to the global map

Key Figures

  • 457 M€

    Annual Turnover 2015

  • 4766

    employees (December 31st, 2015)

  • 120 M€

    invested between 2012 and 2015

  • 600 Millions

    items produced in 2015

  • 10 000

    active SKUs available

  • 460M€

    de chiffres d'affaire en 2013

  • 460M€

    de chiffres d'affaire en 2013

  • 4600M€

    de chiffres d'affaire en 2013

  • 1235$

    de chiffres d'affaire en 2010

  • 999$

    de chiffres d'affaire en 2014