In receivership since July 2014, the company was taken over Saumur Dalsouple today Wednesday before the Commercial Court of Angers by AB Rubber in Bouchemaine.

(editors note: Bouchemaine is situated about 65km from the previous location  of Dalsouple in Saumur, and remains connected via the Loire valley and  lies about 300km to the sout-west of Paris)

Rubber AB announces plans to move the activity to Bouchemaine and keep 5 of 17 employees Dalsouple. 

It is a blow for Saumur losing business “historic” street-Flandres Dunkerque. It was created in 1946 by Raymond Mortoire and recovery in 2009 by Pascal Le Saëc. Specializing in the manufacture of high-end rubber floors and walls coverings, it counted among its customers prestigious companies (Danone, Thomson) and institutions such as the French Army, the New York Museum of Modern Art or architect Jean Nouvel. 

The repreneuse AB Rubber Company was founded in 1994 in Paris and was relocated to Bouchemaine in May 2000.

Specializing in manufacturing tailor-made rubber seals of all kinds, it currently employs twenty employees. The recovery Dalsouple will allow it to diversify its business. 

Its manager, Jean Da Silva announces € 300,000 for the relocation of certain machines in Bouchemaine and the acquisition of new equipment.

It aims development enabling it to work for 15-20 people Dalsouple in Bouchemaine by 3-5 years.

He explained that the continuation of the activity on site at Saumur was not possible, mainly because of dilapidated facilities.

More information in The Western Mail of Thursday, October 29.As exclusive distributors for Dalsouple -namely iRubber P/L ATF Dalsouple Trust – it means business as usual and perhaps slightly faster turn around times with upgraded plant and equipment! 

We look forward to even better communication along with sample folders -that were few and far between before – so at long last we can provision the architects and designers who have patiently, and loyally awaited for their requested literature and brochures.

 The future of sustainable rubber flooring looks as bright as ever! 

Murray Gardner