A family business shaped by several generations

Since 1984, the Archimbaud group has been structured and developed around one main activity: sawing local wood for the manufacture of wooden pallets. A pioneer and innovator, the group is constantly seeking to optimise its by-products: since 2007, it has been transforming wood chips, sawdust and bark into wood pellets for heating groups and individuals.

The Archimbaud Group


Key player in the wood industry

As part of the environmental approach that has characterised its development in recent years, the Archimbaud Group also treats forestry brushwood and related waste by producing energy in a biomass cogeneration plant. This commitment, which limits its carbon footprint, enables its industrial activity to move towards energy neutrality.

After 30 years of intense transformation

The Archimbaud family business, still anchored in the Deux-Sèvres and Landes regions, has become a reference sawmill in the forestry-wood sector as well as in the pallet sector. With the acquisition of the company Migeon in 2011 and that of Francepal at the end of 2020, the group has also established itself as one of the very first French manufacturers of pallets made exclusively from French wood.


With a progressive family culture and a vision of reconciling economic, social and environmental issues, the company is on the threshold of a new transition. Its sale to a foundation, which will eventually become the group's majority shareholder, guarantees its projection towards a sustainable future that respects its founding values: pioneering spirit, solidarity, loyalty and simplicity.

Our story in a few dates


Purchase of the Secondigné-Sur-Belle mill by the Archimbaud family.


Purchase of the first table saw for the mill


Purchase of the first chainsaw


The sawmill cuts its first wooden pallet


First sawmill in Labouheyre


Purchase of "Les Palettes Ariégeoises LPA"


Production of the first wood pellets in Secondigné-sur-Belle


Opening of a wood pellet production unit in Labouheyre


Acquisition of the pallet manufacturer Migeon Frères in Secondigny


Launch of Cogeland, a biomass cogeneration plant in Labouheyre


Opening of a pallet production workshop in Dubai


Creation of the Archimbaud pour l'Homme et la Forêt Fund (shareholder foundation)


Construction of a high-volume timber line in Secondigné-sur-Belle for sawing local poplar trees.


Launch of Archiblock, France's first production unit for recycled wood pallet composite blocks


Acquisition of Francepal