Our History

In 1905, Guilbert Express founder, Leon Guilbert, registered his first patent in Paris and founded a company specializing in welding and soldering equipment. Within five years, he incorporated the Express name and dedicated the rest of his life to designing and manufacturing superior heating tools for the building and industrial markets.

The next generation of Guilberts took the extremely successful ‘craft’ company and turned it into a large-scale operation. The company created products compatible with LPG and revolutionized the plumbing sector with the introduction of the Cercoflam Express. During this time, the company also expanded into the emerging DIY market.

Today, the company is run by third generation Guilberts and innovation and customer service are still at the heart of everything we do. Each year, Express expands its capabilities as well as its international reach, which includes North America and beyond.

In fact, we now partner with a network of local and regional North American distributors, so purchasing Express products is faster and easier than ever before. Our North American customer service representatives are available by phone five days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., coast to coast, to assist you with all of your Express needs.