GILAC is an independent French SME that has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing plastic containers for professionals since 1941. Created in 1965, our Hygiene & Medical lines meet the needs of professionals looking for medical equipment and/or hygiene, handling, or waste management solutions.

Whether in the Hygiene & Medical or the historically recognised food container ranges, all our products respect the same Gilac standards: quality, durability, and compliance with standards!

Notre site de production


Our production site is located in the heart of the Plastics Valley near Oyonnax in Ain (01). It has a surface area of 10,500 m² including 7,000 m² of storage space. We own over 400 moulds, and we have 700 items in stock to ensure immediate product availability.


Our customer services are located in Greater Lyon (Marcy-L'étoile - 69). You have a single point of contact in order to best meet your needs. To make life easier, the technical data sheets for all our products can be downloaded

Le respect total des normes


The products in our medical line are all Class 1 and comply with all applicable standards. They are fully compliant with the new EU Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 and are delivered with their certificate of conformity. To ensure full transparency, our products are also included in the Eudamed database..

In order to provide the best service possible, our company is ISO 9001, version 2015, certified. And, as we are proud of our Rhône-Alpes roots and of being a French manufacturer, we have joined the FrenchFab label, which brings together French manufacturers, and the Origin'Ain label, which promotes the excellence of Ain businesses!


Committed to professionals, we guarantee you professional-quality products, designed for intensive and long-lasting use, available from stock. It has always been important to us to offer you equipment that minimises health risks. This commitment makes more sense than ever before due to the current context of the health crisis we are experiencing. To facilitate the implementation of health control plans, GILAC offers containers to facilitate the application of HACCP principles. We have also developed a range of antibacterial products (GILACTIV©), based on the proven antiviral and antibacterial Sanitizied© process on container surfaces. Download our catalogue!

Des produits professionnels

A proactive and reasoned approach to sustainable development and the circular economy

We take a proactive and reasoned approach to sustainable development and the circular economy. Because we believe it’s our role to contribute to a more sustainable and responsible lifestyle, we are committed to this on a daily basis. Some examples are given below:

  • Over 98% of our products are manufactured in France,
  • We prefer local partners, close to our production site,
  • We strive to limit our carbon footprint,
  • Our products are tested to ensure full compliance with relevant standards, where applicable
  • We fight against planned obsolescence by maintaining our ranges year after year so that you do not need to change your equipment. And, contrary to popular belief, the plastic we use is fully recyclable.
  • Our end-of-stock products or products with defects are donated to the Agence du Don en Nature for a second life.