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GYS, founded in 1964, is located in Laval (France), about 280 km west of Paris, between Le Mans and Rennes.

The company engineers and manufactures 3 product ranges:

  • Arc Welding Machines: MMA/TIG/MIG/PLASMA
  • Car Body Shop Equipment: Spot Welding Machines MIG / Plasma Cutters
  • Battery chargers With 430 employees in a 16 700m² factory, GYS manufactures more than 330 000 machines per year including 190 000 Inverter welding machines for a consolidated turnover of 56 M €uro in 2010. Export steadily grows and accounts today for 50% of the company turnover.


  • A cutting-edge R&D department, internationally renowned with 30 Researchers, including 2 Doctorates (PhD).
  • A very clear understanding of power electronics design and manufacturing.
  • A fully integrated production process gives GYS a high level of flexibility and responsiveness.
  • A product Quality management system is at the core of the company culture (ISO 9001/2008 certified)-
  • GYS France
    • A sales team of 26 vendors, including 13 demonstrators specialized in car body welding, assisted by a 15 person-team at our head-office, standing by, available to help all customers.
    • An export sales team of 12 multilingual export managers and assistants dedicated to serve more than 350 international customers each year.
  • 3 international subsidiaries:
    • An industrial and commercial subsidiary in China
    • A commercial subsidiary in Germany
    • A commercial subsidiary in United Kingdom

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