Over 40 years’ expertise in the sanitary equipment sector
An innovative, forward-looking group
Innovation has always been key to our group’s growth with a focus on exploration, invention and progress. This process was sparked by its founder’s inspirational energy. For 40 years, Daniel Le Coënt’s creativity has driven the company, enabling it to continually progress both in France and around the world.
This upward trajectory continues today, thanks to our culture of innovation and the expertise of our 1,400 talents. These driving forces ensure our constant expansion throughout the world. With 10 subsidiaries including 8 overseas, our group regularly targets new countries.
From its creation in 1977 to the present, this family business has passed a number of milestones:
2017 – Change of governance
Daniel Le Coënt hands over the Wirquin Group to his sons who now alternate as group president. Grégory Le Coënt, who lives in Hong Kong, manages sites in China and Russia, while Gwenhaël Le Coënt, who lives in Doncaster, oversees the UK subsidiary.
2013 – Wirquin Rus in Kosterovo
Acquisition of the Russian company Virplast and merger with Wirquin Rus with a 5,600 m2 factory.
Products (wastes, WC pan connectors, inlet valves and toilet seats) are manufactured and assembled by the Russian subsidiary’s 240 employees.