Expertise and passion passed through 4 generations
Joseph LANCELIN founded this company in 1907 by buying a craft business from a rope maker and its reknown is perpetuated a century later by his great grandson Nicolas.
So, over four generations, Corderie Henri Lancelin has evolved its business thanks to developing an expertise and an ability to adapt to market demands.
Located in Ernée since 1939, the company began by producing hemp for local farmers. After the Second World War, the modernisation of farming meant the company developed its activities in other sectors – fishing, for example.
From 1954 the company participated each year in the Nautical Salon in Paris, which once took place on the Seine quayside. Its participation at the Salon brought them success as ropes from synthetic fibres (polyamide and polyester) exhibited for the first time which replaced soon ropes of natural threats.
From 1956, thanks to synthetic fibres that revolutionised the world of ropes, the company became associated with sailing and built up relations with well-known yachtspeople such as Eric Tabarly, Alain Colas, Isabelle Autissier, Christophe Auguin, Lionel Lemanchois and others.
Today the company, managed by Nicolas LANCELIN, continues its progress in the world of yachting and is also developing new markets in such diverse areas as industry, aeronautics, the military, safety, theatre, leisure activities, interior design and fashion accessories.
A hundred years of experience and research have allowed Corderie Henri Lancelin to reach an expertise in the manufacture of high-tech ropes and to develop an ability to respond to specific demands, either technical or aesthetic.