Société Gaston Mercier Développement
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The company, which is now managed by the founder's son, is specialised in making equipment for endurance horse riding: saddles, saddlebags, rugs and straps, stirrups and stirrup leathers, etc.
The company is one of three in France that makes endurance saddles. Its rare know-how combines traditional, manual techniques (cutting, threading, dyeing, casing, tightening seats and pegs, assembly and finishing work) and innovative techniques in terms of shapes (development of a new seat) and materials (carbon pommels, water-repellent leather). It regularly develops new products, for example a new made-to-measure carbon pommel carbon, a new stirrup and the extension of the accessories’ range with new materials.
The majority of customers are private individuals. The company also exports its products (25% ) to Europe. All items made are in the high-end sector.