specialist builder of refrigerated vehicle bodies

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Being on your side: that's our business.
As a refrigerated bodywork manufacturer, when we design and make bodies to fit your vehicles they can be adapted as your business evolves.  
Every day, we refine our processes to develop a high-quality vehicle range that makes us a European leader in the refrigeration sector.

Lecapitaine in figures

141,80 M€

Turnover in 2023


Bodies manufactured per day


Vehicles manufactured in 2023


Our story

Learn more about our story. Discover the history of a company that has moved forwards in tandem with the needs of its customers by rising to the occasion and keeping to its core values: meticulousness, know-how and responsiveness, coupled with a true mastery of technology.

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Our priorities to support you

Being responsive

In an ever-changing world, the ability to respond to your needs without delay is a priority for saving you time and boosting your competitiveness. It also signals our desire to forge a trusted relationship with you in the long term.

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Building a team

At Lecapitaine, the fit-out of a refrigerated vehicle means teaming up with you at every stage. We start by listening to you. Then, based on your requirements and plans, our technical advisors help you find the best products. Next, our teams get to work to ensure delivery to you by the agreed dates.

Adapting the production process

Deadlines, quantity, technical specifications, etc. We designed our production line to be agile and adaptable. With the flexibility to meet the specific requirements of your orders: for each customer, we use all the necessary resources and means to optimise the build, from design to delivery.

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Committed to delivering solutions

Bespoke range

Our strength: offering the widest selection of refrigerated bodies, in addition to bespoke technical solutions designed by our teams to fit your operational uses.

Certified quality

We will not compromise on the reliability of our vehicles. That’s why we perform quality tests on our vehicle bodies in the laboratory, and then under real conditions.

Always there for you

We’re here from the start: to advise you. We're here during the process: to create your customised refrigerated bodies. And we’ll be here going forwards, through our responsive after-sales service that is never far away.

Quality checked

In order to meet the highest standards when building bodies onto your vehicles, we have established stringent checks throughout production. This procedure has been accredited by the top approval authorities in Europe.


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As the leader in sustainable refrigeration rental, we improve quality of life by ensuring effective refrigeration. We bring together all the professions necessary to meet the growing needs of companies and institutions with temperature control requirements: 

Industrial manufacturing of refrigerated vehicle bodies

Rental of refrigerated vehicles, display units and containers

Sale and recycling of refrigeration products and spare parts

Through our leading brands such as Petit Forestier and Lecapitaine, we deploy a wide range of sustainable refrigeration products and high value-added services.  
We are helping to accelerate the transition to a form of mobility that is more respectful of health and the environment, particularly through our Cool for Good and Cool Lab programmes.

foundation the 
family-owned group
1,075 bn€
in 2023
+15 000
in 24 countries
+5 800

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.

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