Portakabin France - 40th anniversary

The 19th of March 2015, was a landmark day for the Portakabin Group and in particular Portakabin France as it celebrated its 40th anniversary. To celebrate the birthday more than 750 people including nine partner-suppliers were invited to a special ‘Discovery Day’ at the head offices in Templemars, Lille.

The invited partners all gave presentations based on their own experience of successful collaborations with Portakabin in their particular areas of expertise such as: architecture, furniture, partitioning, haulage and air-conditioning.

In the morning, the local, economic and industry press attended with eight journalists welcomed by Jean-Luc Guénard, European Division Director, who presented the history of Portakabin France and spoke of the continued development of the French factory in Crespin, where two-thirds of the French buildings are now produced.

In the afternoon, Portakabin colleagues joined the event where three colleagues with more than 35 years’ service were honoured and presented with bouquets.  

The day was a huge success, with a record number of more than 150 ‘Discovery Day’ visitors attending.