Who we are
Villard Medical - Designer & Manufacturer of Hospital Furniture, since 1947.
Villard Medical is presently one of the French leaders in design, manufacturing and sales of Medical Equipment & Furniture for French and International Healthcare Centers development (hospitals, private clinics, retirement homes, ...).
Villard Medical is working closely with Healthcare professionals to provide sustainable and smart solutions, that realy meet and serve their needs:
• Treatment furniture & Care Unit equipment
• Medication furniture
• Furniture for Surgical Unit & Sterilization equipement
• Furniture for Medical Files & Computer trolleys
• Equipement for Linen & Waste Transport
• Patient Transport & Transfer management solutions
• Examination furniture
• Hospital Hygiene furniture
• Furniture for Pediatric Care Unit
> About Villard
Founded in 1947 in Le Mans - France, Villard is one of the leading companies in designing, manufacturing and selling hospital furniture. Every day we develop our medical furniture range with new material and new ergonomic design matching each specific hospital needs.
These long years of experience guarantee to our customers reliable and performing equipment referenced in most hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Rigorous and loyal to our quality criteria, we bring our knowhow and special care to the manufacturing of our products.
Today we produce and sell more than 2,500 references in 10,000 healthcare centers in France and abroad. All our products are made in the respect of professional use and for the welfare of the nursing stuff and of the patients.
> The company's history
Company Villard was created in Le Mans in 1947 by Pierre VILLARD. At the end of the World War II, the founder meets the needs of the hospitals in the furniture on wheels: wheelchairs, stretchers, trolleys etc…
In order to reply to the growth and to the need of extra space for this equipment, he had a factory of 3.000 m2 built in Coulaines, in the North of Le Mans in 1964.
Four years later, he assigns his company to Marcel LOUSSOUARN, who supports his choices and enlarges the factory with additional 1.000 m2. That is when numerous products such as tables, chairs, cabinets and storage furniture enrich the catalogue. In addition to the fully welded construction, the company integrates at that time all the professions and know-how which are necessary for the manufacturing of the products such as the padding or the seam for the making of the seats and the examination couches or the carpentry.
After the death of Marcel LOSSOUARN, Jacques ESNEE purchases the company and relies on Claude BALLET, his co-shareholder, to run and develop VILLARD.
In 2008, Jacque ESNEE assigns, in turn, to his General Manager, Franck ESCLAPEZ who since then has been the unique shareholder of the company VILLARD.
For its 70th anniversary, in 2017, the company expands again with the construction and integration of the factory of 6.000 m2, at Neuville-sur-Sarthe, less than 3 Km from the previous location. So now the company has new areas and new means to continue developing and to reinforce its market shares.
> Villard around the world
Thanks to the creation of its Export Department in 2009, VILLARD spreads all over the world and sells its products in more than 60 countries. We also work with many international NGO and regularly participate in supplying the equipment to assist the disaster-stricken countries.
> Made in France
All our products are manufactured in France, in Neuville/Sarthe near Le Mans, and more than 80% of their composition from purchased components in France, the other 20% from companies in the European community.
> Sustainable development
For several years now we have been implementing our system of Environmental Management which strengthened with our new manufacturing site in 2017.
Our big areas of focus are:
• The eco-design of our products
Every year we develop new products by integrating all the stages of their lifecycle. We only use premium quality products, preferably made in France and 100% recyclable.
• The conservation of resources
We invested in a manufacturing tool which is energy-saving and environmentally friendly. The need in energy for the manufacturing process as well as for the heating or lighting were reduced.
• The decrease of our impact
We give priority to nearby suppliers and we optimize the frequencies of supply in order to reduce permanently the emission of CO2.We only use certified FSC suppliers for wood, paper and carton.
• The recycling of our waste and our end-life products
During the whole manufacturing cycle our waste is sorted and processed again by the specialized and certified companies.
Our membership in the collective sectors such as RECYLUM (for the electronic and electrical professional waste) and VALDELIA (for the furnishing components waste) certified by the Ministry of Ecology, helps our customers to have our end-life products collected and processed.
VILLARD has implemented its System of Quality Management since 2008, approved by the ISO 9001 Certification for the services of the company: design, manufacturing and sales.
At each stage of its organization VILLARD brings you the best service and the best quality level required. Each product is taken care of and it undergoes the complete control in order to guarantee the impeccable quality and reliability to you.
> Sales Department
Our Sales Department consisting of 9 salesmen travelling all over France and 4 sales assistants are at your service from Monday to Friday to study your requests, advise you and suggest you the best products and the organization of work suitable the best to your needs.
To contact us:
• French Sales Department: 0 285 290 500
• Export Sales Department: + 33 285 290 506