Explore the history of the CLIPSO group!

CLIPSO has continued to develop as a company over the past twenty years or so. Over time, this small family company has established its position at an international level, carving a niche for itself among the leaders in the field.
This development is the result of an unswerving commitment to offer increasingly innovative fabrics, with one overriding conviction: it is possible to stretch fabrics on ceilings and walls in an environmentally friendly way.
Our unique expertise, our French manufacturing and the way we control our processes have all been developed with this objective in mind. Ever since, CLIPSO has continued to expand across the world by offering increasingly advanced and functional stretch fabrics.

The growth of a French company on the construction and renovation market


The first systems for fitting and specialist covers were introduced. Following a long process of planning, assessment and analysis, a design brief was drafted aimed at supplying the highest possible quality of fabrics.

In order to proceed with the project, Bernard Geis, the founder of the CLIPSO group, began to work on fitting systems. At the same time, work was underway to develop an exclusive type of fabric: a polyurethane-coated polyester weave.

This was a key period for the company when the concept has been launched on the market, which opened up a range of possibilities for both professional and individual clients. From this point onwards, they would be able to use cold-fitted CLIPSO stretch fabrics for all their interior spaces, without having to deal with the sort of nuisances we normally associate with this type of work.

In order to meet demand, CLIPSO began to expand their operations. The company moved to Vieux-Thann (Alsace) in France, where they set up their production unit.

In order to continue to develop their range of covers, CLIPSO created their own Research & Development laboratory.

As the company continued to grow and develop, Mrs Catherine Geis joined the company as commercial director, bringing with her an international strategy targeting the USA, Russia and beyond.

Drawing on their expertise, CLIPSO developed certified materials in compliance with international standards, including ISO 9001 and CE. The range of fabrics available, meanwhile, continued to grow, with the introduction of acoustic, antibacterial and water-repellent products. It was during this period that Mrs Geis was appointed President of CLIPSO Productions.

The CLIPSO group continued to expand, with the company aiming to conquer a number of new markets, including Brazil, the UK, Asia and the Middle East.
Three new types of fabrics were also unveiled: coloured, sequined and translucent.
The Design Office was set up, which would be used to launch new applications and a range of profiles.
During this same period, CLIPSO also began to manufacture bespoke aluminium frames and shapes and opened their own assembly workshop.

In order to keep the pace with their development and the growth of their market, CLIPSO acquired a new coating site in Saint Amarin (France), a move which was part of the company’s wider approach aimed at gaining full control over the entire manufacturing process.

CLIPSO added a new line of business and extended the company’s expertise by setting up a large-scale digital printing centre in the Strasbourg area, giving them control over printing in order to ensure high-quality results for their clients.

The company unveiled two new CLIPSO brands, the first of which, CLIPSO Design, would focus on printing, customisation and design.
Drawing on their experience and the increased take-up on the part of their clients and within the wider framework of product development, CLIPSO intensified their aluminium range, giving birth to Aeroceiling. The aim of this brand was to offer a full range of both bespoke and standard frames.

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