Barbier Group


Created in 1955 by Abel Barbier, the Barbier Group, with 135 000 tons processed each year, is a leader in the production of polyethylene films for agriculture, industry and trade.

Strong founding values

The Barbier Group is still a family business, with a culture completely dedicated to quality, service, performances, investment and innovation.

The Barbier Group stands out by its experience, know-how and 100 % French production. The Barbier Group is working closely with its customers to develop a fair and proactive partnership in order to perform well together in a difficult economic climate.

This private group’s continuity is achieved thanks to the involvement of each team member to do things well, with the same ambition, excellence and determination to continue the adventure initiated by Abel Barbier in the areas of packaging and agriculture.

The Barbier Group is particularly concerned about environmental issues which, over the years have become strategic for its development in eco-design, bio materials, the collection flow of post-consumer films in order to recover and recycle household, industrial and agricultural films and the use of multi-layer films.

Anchored in its territory

The Barbier Group was created in the East of department of Haute-Loire, in Sainte-Sigolène, not far from the city of Saint Etienne. It is a predominantly rural area, at the gateway of Massif Central.

The Barbier Group keeps on developing and proceeding with its investment policy in order to modernize its production equipment. The Barbier Group is aware of its responsibility to its local environment.

As a national leader in its business sector, and as one of the five European leaders, the Barbier Group is proud of its roots and cultivates its strong social responsibility through various actions to support local initiatives: associations, sports club, high schools, cultural partnerships (Chaise-Dieu Festival, Museum of Modern Art in Saint Etienne).

Employment and careers

The Barbier Group is the 1st private employer of the Haute-Loire department with more than 550 employees spread over 5 sites, mainly in Sainte-Sigolène and Monistrol-sur-Loire.
The company recruits between 20 and 30 employees a year, one third of these are executive jobs: engineers, salespeople, R&D, technicians…

Unsolicited applications are highly welcome: they are studied with attention and always answered personally. This is the group’s commitment.