The History of Cornilleau SA
Back in 1969 Emile Cornilleau’s joinery company, which he ran with his son Pierre from a small Farmhouse in Northern France, were approached by a famous Parisian store to make them some superior table tennis tables.
From that small inquiry and order who would of the dream that this would have been the beginning of an exciting and successful commercial adventure.
Recognizing the opportunity and backing their gut instincts with all the risks involved, the Cornilleau family set about designing and conceiving a method of production that would transform the manufacture of table tennis tables from a cottage industry into a fully automated industrial process to satisfy the fast-emerging market for quality goods at affordable prices.
Their concept was to automate their traditional craft skills by utilizing modern technology, often designing and making their own machines where no suitable equipment was available.
The Cornilleau’s have always been innovators and this tradition lives on today, perhaps the biggest compliment paid to them is the many copies made by other manufacturers of their innovations and inventions.
Corniilleau has come a long way since those humble beginnings in 1969. Today, with over 75 countries selling their products, which is one of the largest range available on the market, the company is now “the” major player in the world of table tennis tables.
Cornilleau in New Era
The sport of table tennis is ever progressing, and that is why everyone at Cornilleau is committed to continuously improving the performance of their products.
With this goal in mind, they have to keep on design and develop a new collection of tables to meet the very highest standards. And offering the customer/player everything that they expect from the products in the new era. They always stay in the market by keeping their promise for quality of play, the comfort of use, safety, solidity, and design.
The company is convinced that all tables that manufactured will be in high demand at all levels of the sport, due to their undeniable superior technical features: the new DSI locking system, the new unlocking mechanism with its ergonomic handle and the new “Y” shaped extra rigid leg assembly.
Their innovative design is of highly appealing in the market and many international tournaments are appointed to use their tables. To live your passion to the full, they have also developed a new range of bats, balls, and accessories whose quality and design create the perfect harmony between the player and their tables.
Variety Products Offering
In Cornilleau’s table tennis website, they have offered a special range of ping pong tables, ping pong equipment, and ping pong balls all from the top quality manufacturer of Cornilleau SA. They are of the latest and innovative designs that take account of the latest trends in the sport.
Be it a brand new ping pong table, some bats or ping pong balls, or just a replacement net, you will be able to make big savings as well as having the confidence in knowing that you are dealing directly with Cornilleau.
The company has built up an excellent reputation for the innovative design of their table tennis equipment with its ability to foresee future trends in the sport.
So whether you are a novice or an experienced table tennis player look no further for the best and cheapest in quality ping pong equipment and accessories.
Cornilleau Indoor and Outdoor table?
The Cornilleau range of Table Tennis Tables are available in both an Indoor or Outdoor version, so which one should you buy and what is the difference?
Well, the only difference between the two options is the material used for the “tops” or playing surfaces. Indoor tabletops are manufactured from a special composite wooded 16 mm particulate board, which has a special paint, applied which is cured under UV light.
These tables must not be subjected to a damp atmosphere, such as a garage or garden building, as any exposure to moisture will cause damage to the playing surface.
The outdoor, all-weather version, has tops manufactured from 4mm melamine sheets. These tops, as well as the complete table, can be subjected without a problem, to all weather conditions, and are ideal to be left out in the garden, throughout the year.
Also very suitable for use indoors as well or in a garage or playroom. Although that bit more expensive, the outdoor table provides you with the ultimate versatility in a Table Tennis Table.
Development History of the Company
Emile Cornilleau founded the Cornilleau Company in Bonneul Waters, a city in the north of France. Its first workshop was built on an old farm on the edge of the city road.
Emile Cornilleau’s son, Pierre Cornilleau, joined the family business and quickly demonstrated his professionalism and organizational skills. The company has expanded its business in the construction sector. Including wine racks, air boxes and so on. In the late 1960s, the scale was expanded by recruiting 20 new people every year.
The construction business showed a declining momentum. The company carefully analyzed the development of the COTEXUNION which was a manufacturing company that supplied wholesale table tennis products for the Parisian citizens. The Cornellieu father and son began the business of providing steel frame and packaging for COTEXUNION.
The company has produced the first batch of 300 ping pong balls and participated in the first related trade fair. By meeting new customers, the company quickly realized that it would develop into a specific industry. With such realization, the company started to expand its production.
From the traditional company, the company has gradually turned into a limited liability company and has invested mainly in the table tennis industry.
The company has signed a sponsorship agreement with the outstanding French table tennis champion player, Jacques Secrétin, and has established a solid partnership by then. Subsequently, Cornilleau launched a series of celebrity players signatures table tennis tables. With the implementation of various workable strategies, the company was started to grow very quickly.
Cornilleau has become the leading company in table tennis in France. In this year, they have decided to expand the influence of the brand in the European market.
Not only did the company participate in the international ISPO sports equipment exhibition, but they also invested most of the funds to purchase advanced production equipment and improved the overall quality of its products.
With the ever improved quality of the products, there are five of the table tennis tables that are produced by the company were approved by the ITTF for international tournaments.
Table tennis became an Olympic event at the Seoul Olympics in South Korea. Cornilleau proposed the concept of an outdoor table tennis table and produced a solid laminate table with the use of advanced technology.
Cornilleau signed with Barcelona Olympic table tennis champion player, Jean-Phippe Gatien. He crowned the world champion two months later.