Vitech Composites - history
An incredible reconversion from fishing rods to aerospace
More than 70 Years Of Experience in Production Of Composites
The story of VITECH starts in 1945 with the creation of Garbolino by Mr Henry GARBOLINO, near Paris. The French company develops and manufactures metal fishing rods until glass fiber composites arrive in 1960. Two years later, Garbolino learns how to impregnate glass fiber with resins and develops new laminates for fishing rods.
The company is transferred to Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine in 1969 and employs 40 workers. Five years later, the famous fishing hooks group Viellard Migeon et Companie (VMC) acquires GARBOLINO. This is the beginning of carbon fiber, a revolution in angling. Very soon, in the beginning of the 80’s, the market changes with low cost fishing rods made in the Far East…
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Vitech Composites team is very happy to become an official sponsor of the “KA-RaceIng” team, a university group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In just one year, 90 student-engineers…