CEPOVETT GROUP

A FRENCH SUCCESS STORY



A two-man family operation owned by CEO Nicolas Sandjian and Managing Director Gaël Vanneuville, the company has managed to remain independent for three generations in a densely-packed international market while following an agile external growth strategy. The purchases of well-established French SMEs have only increased the value of their offering, available in three brands: CEPOVETT Safety, Lafont, and Ox’Bridge. These different product ranges cover the professional clothing market in its entirety: PPE protective clothing, workwear, and corporate wear, as well as technological accessories and products.

As the only European actor to cover the complete range of professional clothing, CEPOVETT Group has been able to distinguish itself through reliance upon a winning combination: innovative products, clothing design expertise and customer service. Research and development efforts are focused not just upon product performance, but also upon digital solutions, an approach allowing for revolutionary services such as 24 and 48-hour delivery of items to 140 countries, custom web solutions, storage capacity, a committed CSR policy, and more. This strategy has put CEPOVETT Group far ahead of the competition and has won over large clients such as Vinci, RATP, Air France, Paris Airport, Accor Hotels, Sodexo, Veolia, Orange, and Europcar, to name but a few.

CEPOVETT GROUP

A FRENCH SUCCESS STORY



A two-man family operation owned by CEO Nicolas Sandjian and Managing Director Gaël Vanneuville, the company has managed to remain independent for three generations in a densely-packed international market while following an agile external growth strategy. The purchases of well-established French SMEs have only increased the value of their offering, available in three brands: CEPOVETT Safety, Lafont, and Ox’Bridge. These different product ranges cover the professional clothing market in its entirety: PPE protective clothing, workwear, and corporate wear, as well as technological accessories and products.

As the only European actor to cover the complete range of professional clothing, CEPOVETT Group has been able to distinguish itself through reliance upon a winning combination: innovative products, clothing design expertise and customer service. Research and development efforts are focused not just upon product performance, but also upon digital solutions, an approach allowing for revolutionary services such as 24 and 48-hour delivery of items to 140 countries, custom web solutions, storage capacity, a committed CSR policy, and more. This strategy has put CEPOVETT Group far ahead of the competition and has won over large clients such as Vinci, RATP, Air France, Paris Airport, Accor Hotels, Sodexo, Veolia, Orange, and Europcar, to name but a few.

 

In figures

70 years

of years

picto-groupe-familial
1948

A family group since its origin

picto-n1
1

French professionnal clothing company

picto-collaborateurs
260

French employees



picto-sites
6 locations

of production

picto-m2
57000

of storage

picto-pieces
10 millions

units delivered per year

picto-pays
150

countries delivered to worldwide

The international dimension is definitely a development goal. Exports represent 20% of our turnover, which provides us with considerable potential for improvement. Sales teams have recently been established in the north of Europe, and we’re otherwise open to any external growth opportunities which might become available outside of France. We’ve just recently conquered the market in uniforms for the officials of STIB, the Brussels metro system.

A fresh new look for the group's
headquarters and logistics platform



Exactly 70 years after its creation, 2018 marks a turning point for the Rhône-based business, which moved into a new location suitable for its ambitions of growth. The new building was designed by architect Pierre Minassian in an avant-garde, refined and modern style enhanced by a graphic façade made from ultra-high performance concrete, which illustrates CEPOVETT Group’s desire to design an effective tool to meet the needs of its development strategy. It also ensures the continuity of the organisation, particularly by bringing different teams together into one place. This is a part of the new service configuration in conjunction with the development of the different businesses within the group. The 2700m2 offices are adjoined to 35,000m2 of revamped storage space, tying everything together in one location.

The international dimension is definitely a development goal. Exports represent 20% of our turnover, which provides us with considerable potential for improvement. Sales teams have recently been established in the north of Europe, and we’re otherwise open to any external growth opportunities which might become available outside of France. We’ve just recently conquered the market in uniforms for the officials of STIB, the Brussels metro system.

A fresh new look for the group's
headquarters and logistics platform



Exactly 70 years after its creation, 2018 marks a turning point for the Rhône-based business, which moved into a new location suitable for its ambitions of growth. The new building was designed by architect Pierre Minassian in an avant-garde, refined and modern style enhanced by a graphic façade made from ultra-high performance concrete, which illustrates CEPOVETT Group’s desire to design an effective tool to meet the needs of its development strategy. It also ensures the continuity of the organisation, particularly by bringing different teams together into one place. This is a part of the new service configuration in conjunction with the development of the different businesses within the group. The 2700m2 offices are adjoined to 35,000m2 of revamped storage space, tying everything together in one location.