specialist builder of refrigerated vehicle bodies


Lecapitaine founded as a company

Lecapitaine was founded in Saint-Lô. As skilled cartwrights, Lecapitaine fitted cattle lorries, trailers and carts.

Création de LeCapitaine


The first refrigerated vehicle bodies

At the height of the industrial revolution, the company contributed to developments in goods transportation by creating the first refrigerated vehicle bodies for storing and preserving the quality of perishable foodstuffs.

Premières carrosseries frigorifiques


Lecapitaine moves up a step

Looking to expand our capabilities and service, we took the company to a new level by joining Petit Forestier Group. An opportunity to refine and expand the production line.

Drapeaux LeCapitaine et Petit Forestier


A new factory

Lecapitaine inaugurated its new production site in Saint-Lô A deliberate decision to stay within our region and remain connected with our customers in France and in Europe.

Histoire 2004


80 years of experience

Lecapitaine celebrated its 80th anniversary,
building the bodywork onto 5,500 vehicles.

Histoire 2016


Expansion of the production site

Lecapitaine expanded its production site to achieve production capacity of 7,500 vehicles annually.

Histoire 2019

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Innovation at your disposal

From the moment our company was founded, it was in our DNA to research, anticipate and invent for your business. This state of mind, combined with 85 years of experience means that we are well out in front when it comes to meeting the challenges of the fu

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Welcome to the factory

To get a true measure of our expertise, you should enter our production facility at Saint-Lô and take a look at our manufacturing process.

Discover the stages of manufacturing