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PRODUCING WHILE MINIMISING OUR FOOTPRINT
A solid International Foundation
Close to our markets with an optimised logistic network
- 13 production sites
- 4,200 employees
- 29 subsidiaries
- 7 logistics platforms
- 5 R&D centres
Less energy More recycling
Located in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme region in France), this new-generation production site is entirely eco-designed, reflected in its energy efficiency and intensive treatment of recycled materials.
By deploying a gravity-based process, 30% of energy per m2 is saved, as compared with industry standards.
All gerflor sites Certified
Exemplary production sites
Gerflor production sites are among the most virtuous in the industry
Finding the energy to consume less
In recent years, the industrial heating and cooling systems at our French production sites in Tarare, Saint-Paul, and Grillon have been replaced with higher efficiency energy systems.
In addition, the design of new production lines and re-engineering of existing resources have enabled us to reduce energy consumption by incorporating the absolute best existing technologies.
For example, the new “2 metre” roll line in Saint-Paul has resulted in a 30% reduction in consumption.
Moving to all-electric
Diesel vehicles used for handling trailers at the Saint-Paul site were replaced with electric tow tractors in 2019. Also, all handling vehicles at the Tarare production site will be electric by 2022.
This will significantly contribute to reducing the site’s CO2 emissions.
PVC, A 100% RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
25% recycled content
Our vinyl products contain 25% recycled materials, on average. Incorporating recycled materials does not affect our product quality and performance. Some of our more technical products contain over 50% recycled materials. All recycled content complies with the European REACH regulation.Know more about REACH
PVC floor coverings contain on average 57% of mineral components such as chalk or salt, unlike other plastic products.
These components are not subject to resource depletion.
Upcycling*: gerflor recycles its own products... And other manufacturers’ products
In 2000, Gerflor became the first flooring manufacturer in the world to use a textile backing made from recycled PET bottles.
For example, every m² of the Transit Tex range recycles 4 uses plastic bottles.
* Upcycling: re-use of end-of-life materials in such a way as to create products of higher quality or value.
Floor covering solutions
Recycled materials, recycling of end-of-life products, ISO14001
Specific responses to the needs of twenty market segments
Commitment to the success of our customers
Daily commitment to guarantee our customers high quality and competitiveness.