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The company

About RABAUD



French-Made:

Production site is located in France since 1980 with 22 100 square meter of warehouse on 10 hectares.

RABAUD company employs 200 people.
 

Yearly machines output : 8 000.

More than 35 years of experience:

Claude RABAUD 
– formerly a farmer - is the founder of RABAUD company. Native of Vendée area where the company is located, he has always been inventive and dedicated his life to his passion : creating new machines.

Today RABAUD is managed by his two sons, Éric and Jérôme RABAUD.
Faithful to our local identity, we have learned to move forward and to undertake our business.

"A reputation made of robustness".
 Jérôme RABAUD

The sense of innovation:

With more than 55 applied patents and its own Research & Development service, RABAUD has placed innovation at the center of its strategy.
From day to day RABAUD is innovating to bring you implements that meet your requirements.

T
hanks to the full control of each process engineering, manufacturing, assembly, sales, delivery... RABAUD is in a position to provide you with the best quality of certified French machines.

European Manufacturer

Step by step manufacturing

Research & Development

Steel sheet cutting by laser

Machining

Welding

Painting

Assembly line

Delivery

Technical sales assistance

Since 1980

RABAUD over the years

 

 


  • 1974

    Mr Claude RABAUD as farmer invents Silo Unloader POLYCROK. This invention was sold to  AUDUREAU company (KUHN).


  • 1975

    Besides his farmer activity, Claude RABAUD converts one of his warehouse into a small workshop and starts  wrought iron manufacturing.


  • 1976

    Mr RABAUD invents his first  hydraulic log splitter and decides to market it himself.


  • 1978

    RABAUD Claude company is getting bigger. New products are created and they are still sold today. Post driver is a good example.


  • 1979

    Log splitter quickly finds its place and leads company to a continuous grow-up. Claude Rabaud has already 6 employees and mass production begins.


  • 1980

    Workshop “Tail”  in Saint Hilaire le Vouhis, Vendée becomes too small. The business is then moved to an abandoned factory in Sainte-Cécile (current site) and it is the creation of RABAUD S.A. company.


  • 1982

    Invention of new agricultural machines :
    Sweepers – Hole diggers – Post pointers
    .


  • 1983

    Public works sector shows good opportunities, Claude RABAUD makes his first steps in this activity by inventing the first asphalt milling machine, powered by  a 148HP engine.


  • 1984

    The construction sector offers development with the self-loading concrete mixing machines (BAP).


  • 1986

    RABAUD sets up its own R&D service.


  • 1988

    Turnover rises by 40% per year.


  • 1990

    Creation of a retailing network for most wanted products. Post driver VIBRESCOPIC receives bronze award at SITEVI show.


  • 1992

    Invention of rod driver machine for greenhouse cultivation  : TUNNELMATIC. Silver medal at  SIMA show in 1992. Gold medal at VINITECH show for 4 faces pointing machine : QUADRIFACE 250.


  • 1995

    Launch of  the pendular and rotary Post driver TURBOFRAP.
    Silver medal awarded at SIMA show.


  • 1997

    Development of mechanical winch for log splitter.


  • 2000

    Arising of customers new concerns regarding  environment-friendly attitudes.
    Collaboration between  RABAUD and ANTARGAZ for thermal Weeders HERBIOGAZ, alternative technology to chemical weeding.


  • 2001

    Redesigning of RABAUD logo.


  • 2002

    RABAUD develops its own solution for spreading with a new machine for pulverulent lime : AKERA 17E. 


  • 2003

    Claude RABAUD organise son retrait en nommant ses deux fils Eric et Jérôme, co-directeurs généraux dans l'objectif de pérenniser l'entreprise.

    New machine for fencing mechanization range : barbed wire unwinding machine CLOTURMATIC RXB.


  • 2006

    Creation of new products for our firewood range : wood processors and wood chippers/shredders are born.


  • 2009

    Close to its 30th birthday, RABAUD company boosts his manufacturing area by 25% with two new buildings on an area of  20 000 square meter.


  • 2010

    RABAUD obtains ISO 9001 certification. Culmination of a long way work on quality for several years.


  • 2011

    New range of wood chippers/shredders.


  • 2014

    World record of logs production in 24 hours
    384,34 cubic meter of wood have been processed with XYLOG 550 in 1 day (under control of  Mr Damour, bailiff)


  • 2017

    Extension and new organization of production site
    New warehouse of  2 500 square meter. This expansion is followed by the purchasing of  2  laser cutting devices for steel plate and another one dedicated to steel tube.
    For a total investment amounting to 3 million €.


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