European leader in refrigerated vehicle and container rental

Eric Forestier
Président Petit Forestier International et Directeur Général Petit Forestier Office
Géraldine Forestier - de Cespedes
Co-Directeur Général Groupe et Présidente Petit Forestier Office
Yves Forestier
Président Groupe
Jean-Claude Forestier
Vice-Président Groupe
Léonard Forestier
Co-Directeur Général Groupe et Président Stricher et secteur industrie
Arnaud de Cespedes
Président Filiales locations, meubles, containers et Fridge&Go

A family group

Founded in 1907, Petit Forestier has remained true to its origins and even today remains a company in which the majority of shares are owned by the family.

After a spell when it was quoted on the secondary market of the Paris stock exchange in 1999, Petit Forestier chose to stay away from the financial markets in order to preserve its independence and retain control over its future development. The relationships it maintains with its employees, customers and partners are based above all on trust.

Governance centres around:

  • the Board of Directors on which the various members of the Forestier family are represented and which also includes a number of members from company “Sofina”, which also holds shares in Petit Forestier. It meets periodically to approve the strategic orientations and monitor their implementation.
  • the Management Committee comprising the CEOs and Managing Directors of the various companies that make up Petit Forestier.
  • the Steering Committee led by the Managing Directors. It meets twice a month to discuss progress and work as a team, and decide on changes and goals.

This relatively flat structure encourages a close relationship between management and operational staff and helps the employees to develop and grow along with the business.

Sustainable Development

A full time preoccupation

Looking resolutely to the future and concerned for the world of tomorrow, Petit Forestier attempts to integrate sustainable development into the daily life of the company and has responsible social, economic and environmental policies that take these challenges fully into account.

Our approach involves the implementation of corresponding practices and protocols in all areas of the business. We demand efforts by our suppliers and subcontractors, involve our employees and, in the eyes of public authorities and institutions, we represent a reliable partner. We respect and encourage regulations in the areas of the environment, labour and economic development, including in our international network. This strategy concerns all our services, products, purchases, properties, human resources…

The partnerships developed with manufacturers and institutions are just one illustration of our commitment. Our efforts also take the form of civic actions, initiating or participating in long term projects capable of producing benefits for the whole community.



For Petit Forestier, the choice of a supplier is based on ability, reliability and trust.
After signing an agreement, Petit Forestier issues a national listing for application in the French network and the international sites.

Petit Forestier favours loyal partnerships with its suppliers and, above and beyond a simple commercial arrangement, often works with suppliers in the early stages when launching new products.