Turnover: 63 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

Manufacturer of equipment and fittings for boating, climbing and extreme sports


Wichard 24/05/2023

  • Based in Thiers, in the Puy-de-Dôme region of France, Wichard specializes in the production of parts for boat equipment and the leisure industry
  • Wichard has developed and diversified into sailing yachts and, since the 1990s, into the world of leisure activities, in particular rock climbing and paragliding.
  • Niche markets where it is often the market leader
  • The Group operates nine industrial sites and relies on seven brands:
    • Wichard for marine and industrial forgings
    • Lorima , a specialist in carbon masts and booms for yachts, racing boats and commercial vessels;
    • Sparcraft manufactures aluminum masts and booms for pleasure craft
    • Profurl and Facnor, masters of furling systems
    • metal connector manufacturer Peguet
    • Maillon Rapide et Courant, specialists in ropes and textile accessories for working at height.
  • Last year, Wichard posted sales of €63 million, up 8%, with 350 employees.

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