Who are we?

The Groupe Maillard Industrie, a major industrial partner

Thanks to its expertise in plastics processing and metallurgy and its multidisciplinary Research & Design department, Groupe Maillard Industrie (GMI) is able to develop complete bespoke and innovative solutions that reflect the individual requirements of each customer.

Specialists for more than 40 years in the design and industrialisation of sustainable packaging and logistics resources for the automotive market, GMI has controlled its growth and diversified its offer and areas of expertise in order to establish itself in the new markets of general industry

The GMI group considers itself to be a provider of solutions and qualitative, sustainable and high-performance intervention in its markets, and able to make a real difference to its customers throughout their projects.

GMI in figures

40 years of expertise

€68 million turnover

580 employees

55 technicians and engineers
working in the design and
engineering offices

Operational in 4 countries

An independent, committed industrial group

GMI is a family-owned group that is building around the strong values that reflect the beliefs of its founders.

At GMI we believe that by creating trusting relationships over the long term, we will successfully support our customers as they develop and grow.

Proven know-how, which is updated and enriched with new skills, and human experience combined with high-performance organization and rigorous management are the identity and culture of the GROUPE MAILLARD INDUSTRIE.

Committed to operational excellence, industrial performance and environmental responsibility, GMI enjoyed international growth whilst upholding its founding values.

Eric Maillard PDG de GMI

Eric Maillard GMI’s CEO
« Above and beyond the performance underlying our development, we have built our group on the basis of fundamental human values: loyalty, reciprocal respect and mutual commitment ».


Because trust is based on equal, lasting relationships

Reciprocal respect

Because our independence guarantees our presence over the long-term for our customers and partners

Mutual commitment

Because it is essential to give one’s very best to achieve excellence together

3 key areas of expertise

A group with an international presence

Focused on export markets since its founding, the GMI group developed an international presence in order to offer its French and overseas customers the most suitable industrial model for their needs.

Thanks to its long-standing industrial subsidiaries in the Czech Republic and in India, and also a network of historic partners, GMI offers a comprehensive and varied range of services.

From the drafting of specifications incorporating the particular requirements of each country to the design and industrialisation of the chosen solutions, GMI adapts its offer to reflect the needs of each market.

Un groupe d’envergure internationale

Our sites



GMI – ITS – POLYTECH headquarters

Moirans en Montagne
POLYTECH (production site)

IMP République Tchèque

Czech Republic




Goa, Pune

Quality, environment and ethics

At GMI, Quality is part of our everyday experience. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications demonstrate the organisational and management qualities implemented during the design, development and production phases and our respect for the environment.


Decree no. 2021-461 of 16 April 2021 on the prevention of losses of industrial plastic granules into the environment

GMI holds its certificate certifying that its industrial sites at Autechaux and Moirans are equipped with equipments and procedures to prevent losses and leaks of granules into the environment, in compliance with decree no. 2021-461 of 16 April 2021.
To view the certificate: click here

Our history


Gilbert Maillard

Set up of the Company I.T.S. by Gilbert MAILLARD


Industrial installation in Autechaux and integration of a Design Office.


Design and manufacture of a thermoforming line for high thicknesses.


Set up  of the Company POLYTECH (Rotomoulding and Polyurethane)


Set up of the GMI Holding Company: Groupe Maillard Industrie


Set up of the Company LOGIPLAST (Studies and Prototypes)


Set up of IMP – industrial and commercial subsidiary based in the Czech Republic – Welding and Thermoforming


Set up of the ITER-IBERICA company based in Barcelona (commercial platform)


Inauguration at IMP of a new metal wire processing workshop (mesh panels & gabions)


Set up  in India of GMI ZAHRAK MOLDERS – industrial and commercial subsidiary based in GOA   – Rotomoulding


Establishing  of a technical center for recycling and recovery of industrial plastics in Autechaux.


Creation of the Public Hygiene Division – Design & marketing of the first NOMADE


Establishing of a second production centre in India – based in PUNE (Industrial Rotomoulding)


Integration by external growth of an EPS foaming workshop for floats


Acquisition of an industrial site based in Moirans-en-Montagne – specialising in Rotomoulding