A family saga
Located in Normandy, PEG is a true family business. It is based on a unique know-how that has been enriched since more than 150 years around a true family saga: the Guérot and the Comalada.
Behind the 3 letters « P.E.G. », hides the initials of the company founder : Paul Edouard Guérot (1861-1935). At the end of the XIXth century, he made the company become a major player of the fraying textile in Normandy. Meaning that PEG collects the dusters and new wastes and then manufacture stuffing to product blankets principally.
At the time, PEG had about 100 employees. Paul Edouard Guérot is a colourful figure and a great epicurian who loved women, erotics etching and fox-hunting. He died as a single man 31th, December 1933.
After PEG's death, the company continues its activities in several directions. One of his nephew, Emmanuel Maxime Giraud gets PEG back with Georges Leroy on his side, who will stay CEO until 1962. Later, a third CEO joins them : Robert Comalada. When Emmanuel Maxime Giraud dies, Robert Comalada becomes the CEO in 1957.
The textile crisis
During the 60's, synthetics fibers are going to disrupt the textile market balance. Gradually, the synthetic will supplant whool and cotton.
PEG takes a natural turn : with using its know-how of the textile fraying, the company starts to do the same with synthetic fibers waste and will work it then in sheet. The parallel development of the quilting business will complement its offer. At the time, the wadding was used to make padded bathrobes aptly called « cozy » by women.
1967 : PEG starts crossing borders
Parkas producers in Russia start to understand the interest of these wadding that have great thermal attributes. Very quickly, PEG starts to sculpt a reputation in these cold countries and the company exports its wadding by full wagons.
Mountain sports are in a great development during this period and its accompanied by new needs: PEG becomes naturally leader in the Europe over-refined. These waddings are very efficient but still heavy, this maintains the old belief that weight is a synonym of efficiency in thermal isolation.
The 1980's : The Wadding is getting lighter
The waddings are getting lighter ! The fibers density of wadding layers decreases with the arrival of very thin fibers. Isolation, lightness, resistance : these qualities will allow at this time to sell up to 5 millions m² of Trispace wadding every year on all the five continents. In 1996, Alain Comalada will suceeds to his father, Robert, as a CEO.
The 2000's : The Wadding starts breathing !
Dupont de Nemours entrust PEG the licence for the Thermolite Micro® production in Europe. This licence will be operated to a European level by Advansa that will develop later the new concept : Thermo Cool®. For this one, PEG becomes and will stay its exclusive producer in Europe.
These new waddings include fibers that help remove excess moisture and heat generated by an intense effort: these fibers opened the doors of a very technical market for PEG such as athletes or soldiers who evolve in extreme conditions.
Today and tomorrow, PEG is a leader on upscale wadding
PEG has for several years a leader position in the field of upscale waddings for clothing and furniture. In developing and manufacturing isolation nappes based on fibers with specific characteristics, the company is positioned in the extreme cold field (making sportswear winter and snowboard) as in the areas of sportwear, ready-to-wear, haute couture, children clothing, and work or protection clothing.
PEG also has a unit for padding and a lining productio for sofas, mattresses and bolsters. The PEG company is particularly involved in the manufacture of duvets and pillows based on microfibers.
In recent years, the company has developed revolutionary isolators for building and housing.