Gainerie 91 is a family business that first saw the light of day in 1967.
At the time, the company's main areas of expertise were leatherwork, casing/covering, stitching and gilding. As well as catering to standard orders, Gainerie 91 undertook special projects such as the interiors of airplanes, or office furniture. The company's preferred material was leather; it never used synthetic materials.
In its early days, Gainerie 91 only took part in one trade fair a year. Today, it is present at ten or so luxury packaging events each year.
Since 1972, some of the most prestigious names in luxury have turned to Gainerie 91: Chaumet, Boucheron, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and so on. 43 years on, their loyalty is fully intact.
In 2002, Arnaud Haefelin took over the company and set about developing Gainerie 91 on an international scale.
New commercial offices were opened (in the US, Italy and Switzerland), as well as new production sites (Sejac in Poligny, Easybox in China, and Covertech in Mauritius), each with its own unique specificities.
On the back of this international development, Gainerie 91 established itself in new sectors such as perfumes, cosmetics and wines & spirits.
The Gainerie 91 tradename sought to assert an identity combining inventiveness, know-how, respect for traditions and a taste for innovation.
For almost fifty years, Gainerie 91 has been a leader in the manufacture of cases, POP displays, and lacquered presentation cases for jewellery, watches, perfumes and wines & spirits. Gainerie 91 has acquired the necessary resources to adapt its production in order to support each customer with its own development.
Gainerie 91 draws on the following resources:
- A workshop in France dedicated to the production of prototypes, adjustments/adaptations, limited series for luxury brands, and the possibility of manufacturing high-end wooden cases.
- Two self-owned plants:
* Covertech, in Mauritius, for small and medium-scale runs. This site is specialized in leather casing/covering and the use of all prestigious materials. Our covering/casing craftspeople benefit from exceptional know-how and work skills.
* Easybox, in China, for our largest series. This site specializes in multi-material products, and incorporates specific departments such as: easymetal, easydesign and easysourcing.
Each site has an integrated joinery workshop.
A new design department now supports our sales people and their customers with the development of their projects, both during the initial design phase and the technical development phase.
Through its ongoing commitment and regular audits, the group has obtained a number of all-important certifications:
- SA8000 (human level)
- EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant - Living Heritage Company)