European leader in refrigerated vehicle and container rental

Steady and controlled growth

Petit Forestier’s growth strategy revolves around 4 major areas.

Organic growth

Petit Forestier has deliberately chosen organic growth and to develop the business in a steady and controlled manner. This strategy is supported by external opportunities for growth that target specific capabilities such as, for example, the acquisition of our historical partner Lecapitaine for vehicle bodies or big players in a given market, such as the acquisition of Via Truck Rental in the United Kingdom.

International growth

The investments made by Petit Forestier are focused on central and western Europe. They are based on the principle of replicating our French operating model. This option ensures steady growth and places us in a leading position in the countries where we are present with more than 237 sites.


Specialisation – “Refrigeration, nothing but refrigeration”, is the driver of growth for Petit Forestier. This very clear choice is continuously reinforced in order to underline our uniqueness and our expertise. It means that we have the ability to respond to the demands of the cold chain.


This lies at the heart of Petit Forestier’s strategy. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our service levels. It is the quality of service to our customers that constitutes our added value and makes Petit Forestier THE company of reference in its chosen business.

Sites in Europe and North Africa
Sites in Europe and North Africa
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.