Léon Guilbert sets up a business specialising in soldering equipment and petrol lamps in the 11th arrondissement in Paris.
He incorporates the manufacture of his products using the Express brand.
Guilbert Express launches the first electric soldering irons.
Guilbert Express starts marketing equipment which operates using butane/propane, and which is destined to experience considerable growth after the Second World War.
At the beginning of the 1950s and with increasing demand from the general public, after a careful assessment of consumers’ needs, Guilbert Express bring out a new range of modified blowlamps and soldering irons.
Revolution in the plumbing sector with the appearance of the “Cercoflam Express”.
Guilbert Express is asked to design and make the torch for the Olympic flame for the Albertville Winter Olympics. 150 copies are made which truly resemble works of art.
Version 2000 certification to ISO 9001.
Guilbert Express is 100 years old.
The Express brand is the French benchmark for heating tools for building trades professionals and, at the very centre of the Sahara, celebrates with customers the 5 millionth Express blowlamp sold.
Version 2008 ISO Certification.
The arrival of the Vulcane Express torch and its revolutionary self-maintenance system is shaking up the sanitary world. At this point, more than 65 patents have been filed and registered since the company’s inception!
Guilbert Express was awarded the prestigious Visas Qualité 2012 prize in the “Leadership” category in recognition of its performance in terms of competitiveness at a ceremony organized at the Ministry of Finance by the leaders of France Qualité Performance.
Guilbert Express tests numerous new products throughout the world and continues to pursue its international growth, in particular by locating in Dubai.
Guilbert Express wins the 2017 Operational Excellence award in the presence of Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF.
For more than 110 years, Guilbert Express has designed, manufactured and marketed a range of heating tools, accessories and consumables designed for finishing trades in the construction sector. Distributed in France through more than 2500 sales outlets, our product ranges have made the daily lives of millions of users around the world easier.
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