A family business
with a wealth of experience in industrial vehicle bodywork

For several decades, CORNUT worked directly with all leading truck manufacturers and thus gained indepth knowledge of different vehicle ranges. Building on its skills and expertise in the world of transport, CORNUT began to shift its activity towards industrial bodywork.

In the 1990s, the company broadened its scope of action by designing and manufacturing its own range of hydraulic arms: DYNAMIC’S. With the launch of this range of equipment, the company became both a body fitter and manufacturer for heavy duty trucks and light duty vehicles.

Established in Montfaucon en Velay (Haute-Loire), we deploy our expertise as an industrial vehicle body fitter in two sectors of activities: industrial bodywork and adaptation of heavy duty trucks.

Founded in 1950 by Auguste Cornut, the family business was active in the sale and repair of passenger cars and trucks. It soon developed and instinctively focused on the adaptation of heavy duty vehicles, with one flagship product in particular: the electric retarder.

Today, we have become a major player in industrial bodywork, offering a wide range of equipment (hydraulic hooklifts, cranes, dump bodies, trailers, etc.) and representing major equipment manufacturers. We perform different types of adaptation work: chassis modifications, fitting out of special vehicles (slow moving, exceptional transport, etc.), and also distribute unloading and technical equipment.

Thanks to our subsidiary CORNUT Service, located in La Fouillouse (Loire), we aim to be close to our customers and develop a responsive, quality after-sales service.

CORNUT in 10 Key Dates

1950

Garage du Centre founded in Montfaucon en Velay by Auguste and Denise CORNUT

1957

First electric retarder installed

1960 to 1990

Industrial shift of the Garage business toward heavy duty truck adaptation

1990

CORNUT Côte d’Azur founded in Nice

1994

Integration of a design office and start of the heavy duty truck bodywork and manufacturing business with the development of the DYNAMIC’S range of hydraulic hooklifts

1996

First quality certification earned: ISO9002 version 1994

1997

Creation of CORNUT Service in La Fouillouse (42), a subsidiary mainly dedicated to aftersales service for bodywork and technical equipment

2007

UTAC “Qualified operator” certification earned

2016

Renewal and development of the DYNAMIC’S range of hydraulic hooklifts

2018

CORNUT Côte d’Azur became CORNUT Provence following its move to Rognac

2021

Closure of CORNUT Provence to refocus and develop the business at head office in Montfaucon en Velay (43)

Quality - A Guarantee of Satisfaction

We have applied a quality management system since 1996. We follow the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard:

● Knowledge of our customers and other stakeholders (suppliers, partners, etc.)

● Involvement of all the teams, both field and management staff

● Management of resources and/or activities by process.

We provide adapted solutions, and a level of performance and quality to meet your expectations.

As heavy duty truck body fitters and manufacturer, and as a qualified operator, we guarantee the regulatory compliance of our work. We hold all the necessary quality certifications and approvals to carry out our missions. These certificates that are necessary for our initial vehicle compliance assessments can be downloaded below.

People & Expertise - Our Major Assets

• Human values shared with our employees, customers, partners and suppliers: respect for people, quality of work and transfer of knowledge.

• All industrial bodywork trades represented: technicians, welders, fitters, mechanics, painters, electricians, etc.

• An integrated design office to manage the project right from the start

• A dynamic sales team, out in the field and attentive to each request

• An efficient and responsive after-sales service with trained technicians, a service vehicle, and a network of after-sales service outlets throughout France.

• A large stock of spare parts for cranes, hydraulic arms and dump bodies allowing us to quickly respond to any request.

• Regulatory, technical and technological watch of the industrial bodywork market.

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