Turnover: 428 million EUR (2021)

Country: France

  • Joinery, sliding doors and windows company belonging to the Liebot Group
  • More than 1500 employees

News

Carpenter K.Line turns up the heat in Spain 28/03/2024

  • K.Line investment: 18 million euros for a new plant near Barcelona.
  • 2023 sales for K.Line in Spain: 19 million euros.
  • Current number of employees in Spain before new investment: 89
  • Group sales outside France: 120 million euros out of a total of 860 million euros
  • Total group sales with the addition of Germany's Pax: 930 million euros
  • Total number of group employees: 3,700, including 1,700 in the Les Herbiers stronghold.
  • Total number of group plants: 13

With its new factory, Vendée-based K-Line kicks into high gear for the commercial joinery market 17/11/2023

  • k-Line's new plant dedicated to aluminum windows and doors for the commercial market begins production
  • The 23,000 m2 plant is controlled according to delivery schedules.
  • By 2026-2027, it is designed to produce more than 1,700 ready-to-install joinery units per week, compared with 250 at present
  • 350 employees at full capacity
  • The investment amounted to 32 million euros.
  • Anticipated drop in sales of at least 10% by 2024
  • 1.800 employees at K-Line in Les Herbiers
  • 471 million euros in sales for K Line

K-Line commits to producing greener windows and doors 14/09/2023

  • In France, the building sector alone accounts for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, making it the 3rd largest sector after transport (29%) and agriculture (21%).
  • K-Line, an industrial aluminum joinery manufacturer in the Vendée region, aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
  • The family-owned group from Les Herbiers (1,800 employees, sales of 471 million euros in 2022) claims to be France's leading window manufacturer
  • The group's new plant will produce recycled aluminum billets from end-of-life window profiles.
  • Coralium, France's first low-carbon foundry (at a cost of 42 million euros), developed by the Liébot and Corre families, will produce 42,000 tonnes of aluminum a year from January 2025, creating 60 jobs.
  • K-Line commits to making all its new windows 100% removable and 100% recyclable
  • For the past three years, K-Line has been working on recycling and reusing the components of its joinery products (aluminum, glazing, etc.)

K-Line hiring on all fronts 23/11/2022

  • 1.500 employees and sales of 428 million euros by 2021
  • Vendée, a region with an unemployment rate of just 3.5
  • Recruiting 200 people since the start of 2021

K.Line recruits for its production sites and builds a new site (its seventh) in Vendée 24/02/2022

  • K Line recruits for its production sites
  • Recruitment plan for 370 employees at the five plants in Les Herbiers (Vendée) and Saint-Vulbas (Ain)
  • The Saint-Nazaire plant produces nuclear reactor components for EDF, as well as parts for Airbus, DCNS and Naval Group.
  • K Line is investing over 20 million euros in this seventh unit, which will be dedicated to the production of joinery for the service sector in the broadest sense of the term
  • Sales up 20% in 2021 to 428 million euros

Financial Data

DUNS: 410032460

Legal Name: K. LINE

Address: AV DES SABLES , 85500 LES HERBIERS

Number of employees: Entre 250 et 499 salariés (2020)

Capital: 160 000 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 306 256 178 270 138 732 249 630 238
Gross margin (€) 53 477 372 47 907 855 44 270 898
EBITDA (€) 466 135 1 728 202 3 678 272
Operating profit (€) -231 375 1 225 159 3 188 435
Net profit (€) 719 980 1 289 630 2 215 713
Turnover growth rate (%) 13,4 8,2 19,3
Ebitda margin rate (%) 0,2 0,6 1,5
Operating margin rate (%) -0,1 0,5 1,3
Working Capital (turnover days) -13,3 -12,8 -8,9
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) -12,4 -11,9 -10,7
Net margin (%) 0,2 0,5 0,9
Added value / Turnover (%) 4,8 5,1 5,8
Wages and social charges (€) 12 698 947 10 598 310 9 424 725
Salaries / Turnover (%) 4,1 3,9 3,8

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Directeur général Olivier Geoffroy Christian De Longeaux Brunet Du Guillier 52

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