The first products were imagined and designed in the Pecquencourt workshop by Gilbert LEBON. He created prototypes, tested them, produced them and then started all over again constantly. Jeannette LEBON would sew and assemble the gloves as instructed by her husband. A few years later, production began to increase with the presence of the first seamstresses.
During the 90s, priority was given to their technical, cut-resistant gloves, still using their labour-intensive “cut and sew” technology. The workshops continued to produce specific technical gloves, particularly for high-temperature work, and aluminised clothing.
The turn of the century saw the emergence of “Palm fit” gloves, which originally came from Japan and were brand new to the market. A production unit was built with a soaking line for the production of soaked polyurethane gloves. From then on, it was unthinkable to pollute waterways and the environment and do harm to our production staff’s health while producing PU gloves. Which is how Clean PU® technology was born. A patented and responsible system. The first LEBON soaked gloves were produced and equipped with Clean PU® technology, the forefront of the company and the first major development in the market.
Industrial development continues to focus on the manufacture of products, and Active Sense, a range combining strength, durability and comfort, was created based on the Clean PU® coating. These gloves had greater abrasion resistance than your classic PU glove, representing a real breakthrough in the market.
Expanding also means preparing for the future, furthering the group’s growth by integrating new nitrile technologies into our products, with new product ranges being released in 2023.
Since the company was founded, we have pursued a genuine industrial and development policy. This is what sets LEBON apart from our competitors and makes us a solid company. This success did not come without hard work. The keys to our success have always been to have the right products, at the right time and using the right tools, and, most importantly, to be surrounded by the best teams.
Our teams are the lifeblood of our company, drawing on their wide range of skills to help our company succeed. All of these people share a common goal: the group’s success. There is a real sense of cohesion between our teams across the world.