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The identity of the group

Company with a limited capital of 2.200.000 Euros

Since 1946, the GESTAL group has acquired the production tools, administrative framework and quality guarantees which have always met the market requirements – they have constantly been updated and developed.

4 production plants :

With an overall 16,000 sq.m area, these facilities include the following activities: metal forming,aeronautical sheet metal work, pipe-work, electrical motor rewinding, electrical and mechanical work for lift assembly and installation.

Administration site :

1 000 sq.m of offices including the following departments– Accountancy, wages, engineering, marketing and design .
Quality Assurance manual certified ISO 9001 Version 2000 (LRQA):
This document describes and codifies the main policies in terms of methods and procedures of the company in order to ensure the quality of our products and services. It is associated to the following specific Quality Assurance Manuals:

  • Aeronautics
  • Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (French Nuclear Energy commission)
  • Nuclear power plants (certification CEFRI)
  • Electricity Qualifélec

This total quality policy is carried out with health and safety control at all levels.

1 OHSAS 18001 certification

Our three main :

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Environment friendliness, people health and safety (HSE requirements)
  • Motivate and get both our personnel and sub-contractors involved.

The history of the group

1946 - 1969 : Development of an individual company

January 1, 1946 the company started up under the status of “Sole proprietorship” in Saint-Nazaire.

The business of the first ten years consisted mainly in electrical motor rewinding and installation of electrical equipment.

After 1955, the company received an order for electrical work in RUMANIA (SCHNEIDER WESTINGHOUSE) and for the first time- the whole electrical installation of an oil tanker for CHANTIERS DE L’ATLANTIQUE (SIRIUS)..

1969, the company’s growth resulted in a change of status, it then became SETAL limited company.

1975, as business grew, the company had to find new premises; it acquired AUTOMATIQUE ATLANTIQUE (Regulation and Electricity ).

1976, the company bought out the rewinding business from the LAUDREN Establishments, and integrated it 1982

1979, the company signed a sub-contracting agreement with AEROSPATIALE for fitting operations of aircraft components. That same year, the company decided to build a workshop dedicated to pipe, metal and mechanical work.

New customers increased our client portfolio and have been loyal to our company up to this day: ALSTHOM ATLANTIQUE, machine seating/foundation, MAC GREGOR, hydraulic controls, C.E.A., hydraulic piping.

1982, a plant was specially designed to carry out numerous maintenance and sub-contracting agreements for the upgrading work of Donges ELF AQUITAINE oil refinery.

1985 An aeronautical sub-contracting activity was set up


  • Development of maintenance contracts with nationwide main contractors.
  • Facilities dedicated to sheet metal work, metal forming and plumbing work were created

2000 – 2010

  • Development of our shipbuilding activity through multi-skill contracts including the following: design, raw material procurement, assembly work and project management.
  • Maintenance work during ship dry dock stays in shipyards worldwide

Our assets

Gestal, the choice of responsiveness

GESTAL Group adapts to constantly meet the current market requirements and thereby develops and provides a wide range of complementary and diversified services.

With over 60 years of experience in providing high quality services, you can rely on us. Our customers benefit from outstanding know-how and high skill levels for all our activities. Our customers’ Trust and Loyalty are demonstrated each and every day.

With a high-level workforce of over 450 people and follow up of our customers’ changing requirements, the GESTAL group manages a turnover of over 50 million Euros.

  • Certified ISO 9001 & CEFRI
  • Certification OHSAS 18001
  • Certification EN 9100

Gestal high performance to meet each requirement

GESTAL has acquired a highly comprehensive know-how over the years in all the main traditional industries: iron and steel industry, aeronautics, paper-mills, ship building, oil industry… and also in the high tech sectors such as space and nuclear industries.

Gestal, focussing on quality

To meet the most demanding requirements of our customers, we have implemented a quality policy which involves all our activities. To ensure consistency, each entity of the group has to meet measurable quality requirements, for which we commit ourselves in terms of results. The quality of our services is acknowledged and certified by companies such as AIRBUS, ALSTOM, E.D.F., C.E.A., STX Europe etc.

The training policy of Gestal group is to enable our workforce to update their knowledge in order to provide our customer with the best skills.

Our references


  • STX Europe
  • DCNS
  • Shipowners (Carnival, MSC, RCCR, etc…)


  • Airbus
  • Aerolia
  • Dassault
  • Sogerma


  • Waterman
  • Total
  • Cargill
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Man Diesel
  • Cirque du Soleil

Energy related services/works

  • EDF thermal power plants
  • EDF Nuclear power plants
  • Gaz de France
  • General Electric
  • Rolls Royce
  • Alstom

Building trade – Works on new buildings and renovation

  • Hospitals
  • Office HLM (Council housing)
  • Town councils
  • Primary, secondary and high schools

Contact us

Z.A. des Pedras - BP 07 - 44117 St André des Eaux - France

  • Phone (+33) 02 40 01 28 54
  • Fax (+33) 02 40 01

Head management

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