In 1904, Alexandre Gilbert, a pharmacist in Paris took over a small laboratory next to his shop and developed “Feuille de Saule”, a cut-to-size willow-leaf plaster to treat corns and calluses.
When the Second World War broke out, the pharmaceutical firm, Gilbert, relocated to Corvées-les-Yys, in the department Eure and Loire, under the direction of Dr Mercier, and then Mr Pinson.
The Company began to expand. As many as 8 employees worked to produce the willow-leaf plaster, “Feuille de Saule”, while the manufacturing formula remained a closely guarded secret.
A family business for three generations, Groupe Batteur was built over time, marked along the way by the companies and trademarks it has created or acquired in its two main areas of expertise: health and beauty care.
Groupe Batteur comprises a number of different companies that work together. The main ones are: Laboratoires Gilbert and Ocean Terre Biotechnologie.