Company founded by Olivier LACROIX using the first letters from his daughter’s first and last name to create the company name: GIsèle LACroix
1st plastic basin, 1st advertising slogan:
"Plastique GILAC - plastique miracle" (GILAC plastic – miracle plastic)
Creation of the professional division.
Development of the first high-volume containers.
Creation of a medical range, inhalers, bedpans, spittoons etc.
1st Gilac TV ad campaign with wrestler Cheribibi…
Incorporation of a new transformation technique: extrusion blow-moulding. Launch of a new range of containers for liquids
Colour incorporated into the production process and launch of ranges complying with HACCP standards
Relocation of the factory to the Verdun site (Oyonnax)
ISO 22 000 certificate awarded
Partnership signed with L’Institut Paul Bocuse.
Launch of GILACTIV – Anti-bacterial containers
Launch of the Hygiene range with production of the first dustbins
GILAC becomes a French SME once again. New GILAC company founded, only taking on the professional activity of the original company. The former GILAC company, with its Consumer and Gardening businesses, ceases to exist. GILAC refocuses on the conception, production commercialisation of containers especially for professionals.
The original GILAC factory in Oyonnax relocates to a new site in Izernore (01 Ain region).
Installation of the new company headquarters and opening of a commercial agency in Charbonnières-les-Bains near Lyon (69260). The team of multilingual market managers is strengthened in order to promote and distribute GILAC products in France and worldwide (in more than 40 countries).
GILAC celebrates its 75th anniversary. To commemorate its 75 years of bold and impassioned advertising campaigns, GILAC brings its emblematic muse, Gisèle, up-to-date.
GILAC obtains a renewal of the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 certification, a token of the company's continued efforts to improve customer satisfaction.
GILAC launches its new website with more than 500 product references and the possibility for GILAC distributors to order products directly online.
As part of its approach to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), GILAC is putting a huge recycling operation into place, retrieving all of the market’s PE and PP plastic containers that are likely to be replaced by GILAC containers.
GILAC launches the 1st ranges of products in biobased material (more than 20 products)! Biobased material comes from natural and renewable resources instead of limited resources such as fossil fuels. GILAC offers professionals alternatives to the usual materials while maintaining an optimal level of quality, in full compliance with the food safety standards in force.