Created in 1955 by Abel Barbier, Barbier Group, with 155 000 tons processed each year, is a leader in the production of polyethylene films for agriculture, industry and trade.
Strong founding values
Barbier Group is still a family business, with a culture completely dedicated to safety, quality, service, performances, investment and innovation.
Barbier Group stands out by its experience, know-how and 100 % French production. 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.
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.
By signing in 2018 the “Executive’s Involvement “, Serge VASSAL (Chairman) and Loic BARALON (Managing Director) made the commitment to consider “Safety First”. Through this action, they confirm the willingness of the Group to consider Safety and Employee’s Health Protection as its main priority. A major program was implemented. It was designed and run in partnership with Dupont Sustainable Solutions a world playing consulting firm in operationnal management.This program aims at strengthening the safety culture not only of the Group but also of the different partners, mainly its customers, its collaborators and its suppliers
Anchored in its territory
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.
Barbier Group continues to develop and proceeds with its investment policy in order to modernize its production equipment. 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, 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).
- French production
- Functional and competitive products
- Eco-responsibility and sustainability development
- A continuously renewed and the state of the art production equipment
Employment and careers
Barbier Group is the 1st private employer of the Haute-Loire department with more than 700 employees spread over 5 sites, mainly in Sainte-Sigolène and Monistrol-sur-Loire.
The company recruits between 40 and 50 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.
Barbier Group ensures good working conditions for its colleagues and contributes to their personal fulfillment in the form of a challenging and long-term career, rewarding talent and personal effort.
Barbier Group is strongly involved in instructing young people professionally and providing training for its employees.
every year, the group signs over thirty professional contracts and apprenticeships for all types of job functions.
employees also benefit from a sustained effort to provide continuous professional training, with an investment level which amounts two times the legal obligations.