Joulin : since 1959

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1959 : Origin of the Company

 

Miche Joulin, a boilermaker by training, founded Joulin. The company developed a metalworking activity at the service of renowned customers (Air Liquide, Saint Gobain, CEA ...).

1968 : Invention of the Foam Gripper

 

Noting recurring handling issues in its customers' plants, Michel Joulin invented the first foam gripper.  This was a surface gripper with independent self-closing valves.

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1978 : Evolution in the Wood Industry

 

Joulin developed its first automatic stacking and unstacking gantry robots for the Wood industry.  Joulin also perfected its "foam gripper" solutions through several patents and established its export activity.

1995 : Extension of Technology to "All Products" Handling 

 

François Joulin, Engineer and Son of the founder, joined the company.  Seeing the rise of robotics, he adapted the foam grippers so that they can be positioned as "EOAT" (end of arm tools).  Joulin thus became a partner of robot integrators in order to offer them innovative handling solutions for difficult products or configurations (variability, deformation, porosity, dust ...).

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2007 : Creation of Joulin USA 

 

Joulin opened a US facility located in Hickory, North Carolina. An industrial site was gradually developed to provide the USA with the best service available.

2012 : Acceleration of Growth 

 

The management team strengthened with the arrival of Laurent Joulin. Then commercial and technical development of the company accelerated in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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2020 : New Innovations 

 

The company filed new patents and launched new product concepts.

EasyFoam : the magneticfoam

Safe & Light : the ultra-lightweight "all-foam" gripper

Today, Joulin has hundreds of customers in more than 60 countries and is the world's leading specialist in foam grippers.  

Joulin’s internalized and flexible industrial organization allows us to offer both a range of standard products and customized solutions.

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