French Connection – Poullard takes delivery of its first HL970A Wheel Loader 

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Stéphane Poullard is Chairman of the business that bears the family name, founded by his father, Alain Poullard, in 1979. The company is based in Lèves in the Eure-et-Loir region of France, a few kilometres from Chartres. Specialising in landscaping, roads and utilities infrastructure and demolition, the company has just acquired its first machine from Hyundai, an HL970A Wheel Loader, from a local dealership, Inter Locations Matériels.
“It was my father, Alain Poullard, who founded the Poullard company in the late 1970s. We are based near Chartres and specialise in landscaping, demolition and road and utilities infrastructure. My father originally started his business on his own. A lot of his business came from machine rental for companies such as Colas and, little by little, he started to work on sites of increasing scale as the company grew over the years”, explains Stéphane Poullard, who now runs the company.
“I joined the company in 2000 as a full-time site manager and then as a works manager. There were around ten employees in the company at the time. Poullard now has 25 employees on the payroll, with a turnover of 4.3 million euros”, adds the 43-year-old manager. The company mainly covers the Eure-et-Loire, Yvelines and Essonne regions. “We cover an area of around forty or even fifty kilometres from the company, but we try to stay within an hour’s drive”, he adds.
The company has enjoyed continued growth over the years and, in 2005, opened a recycling centre located in Chartres-Poisvilliers called Granudem, which is managed by Aline Poullard. In 2014, it set up a company called Chartres Amiante that specialises in asbestos and lead removal, technical cleaning and dust extraction.
Stéphane Poullard has a number of