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1965 : Foundation of the company Plastiques Gosselin by Pierre Gosselin (Pharmacist)

1980 : First manufacturing batches of Petri plates in Borre site

1986 : First international products sales

1991 : First manufacturing of bottles by extrusion blowing technology

1995 : Automation of Petri plates packaging

1999 : Construction of a ionisation unit

2000 : ISO 9001 certification version 2000
Construction of a dedicated site to Petri plates manufacturing in a clean room

2001 : Plastiques Gosselin is composed of 250 people on 18 000 m² covered
Buy out of Framoplast, main competitor of Plastiques Gosselin in France

2004 : New warehouse of 3 700 m²
IT logistic management set up

2005 : ERP set up : Proginov
The company counts 300 people on 21 500 m² covered

2006 : Launching of the Research and Development department (R&D)

2007 : Qualium Investissement reach the majority in the Plastiques Gosselin's capital.Improvement of the environmental conditions in the historical part of the production site

2009 : New logo, new identity of the Gosselin's company
ISO 9001 Certification version 2008
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) registration of the company

2010 : Launching of www.gosselin.eu version 3.0 of Gosselin's web site

2011 : Gosselin is acquired by North American firm Corning Incorporated and changes its logo and identity to become Gosselin a Corning Brand

Scopes of application

Gosselin has always been turn towards research and innovation in order to satisfy all the user’s needs. In fact, our company has constantly created quality products according to the international standards in force. Gosselin brings its well known know-how through different scopes of application as food and pharmaceutical industry, medical analysis, environment, dairy and microbiology.


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Food Industry

The food industry market is complex and run by some important standards and process (HACCP, BRC, ISO 22000). As a pioneer in innovation, Gosselin is an essential partner for all companies which run their business on the food industry. Our company offers a wide range of solutions from in-process sampling to internal or external laboratory analysis.

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The environment is an expanding area which creates a lot of opportunity. Therefore, Gosselin has to be present on this market. Some of our products are dedicated to environmental analysis and ensure analytical process from sampling to water analysis according to ISO 5667-3 and ISO 19458 standards.


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With 22,3 billions litres of milk collected in France in 2008, the milk industry is a particularly dynamic business. As milk is used in different field of application it needs to be analyzed in order to determine its composition and bacteriological quality. Gosselin offers a multitude of disposables plasticware which makes sampling and analysis easier.

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Pharmaceutical Industry

Laboratory is the core business of Gosselin corporation, that’s why we manufacture disposables plasticware for pharmaceutical industries which have their own standards as European pharmacopeia (EP), American pharmacopeia (USP) and CGMP. Gosselin offers a range of laboratory disposables especially developed for this scope of application which meet standard in force.


Quality policy

The company’s quality policy is distributed to all members of staff by Management. It describes the general direction for the following period. The company policy for the 2010-2012 period is as follows :

"Gosselin will remain the European Leader in single use laboratory products. This will be achieved by continual improvement in meeting customer needs.
Despite ever present competition, the company must gain market share in a profitable manner.

To this end we are developing additional production sites which will follow the same demand of quality (very high) as the site at Borre. We will also concentrate our R&D on specific targeted projects.

We will further improve our service by listening more closely to end users and by improving efficiency in the management of internal flows :

• Obtaining certification to ISO 13485
• Introduction of the Borre site Quality system to the Blackburn site
• Training and the control of management and responsibility at all levels to give increased staff flexibility and versatility
• Functioning of R&D to be guided by customer need analyses
• Improvement of financial and quality performance by increasing standardisation and the simplification of administrative and production processes. The start of the process which will lead the company to operate ac-cording to supply chain principles within two years.
Our strategy is based on the opening of new markets, the deployment of our resources outside our frontiers, continuous technical innovation and on quality. A strategy that must hold on to an ever fluctuating market, the outcome of which is to put ourselves in our customers’ shoes by having the vision to anticipate their future needs.”

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