Lucas G is today a European leader in livestock management, we have been accompanying farmers on a daily basis, 365 days a year, for 50 years now and are responding to the new problems and requirements of modern agriculture and precision breeding.
French manufacturing since 1971
Lucas G celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021, a small family business, Lucas G has quickly become a reference in the French market for livestock management. All our machines and equipment are manufactured in France, more precisely in the Vendée and Aveyron regions. Lucas G is now a group bringing together Mechineau élevage, Calvet and Altec for greater coverage of your needs and advanced expertise in each area of livestock management.
At the service of the user
As a specialist in livestock management, LUCAS G provides livestock farmers with complete and customised solutions that specifically meet their needs. A global approach and constant attention to the needs of our partners and users enables us to design agricultural machinery that fits perfectly and naturally into the daily life of livestock farmers: we provide the technology, the advice and the support.
Our experience in the field and our industrial expertise are placed at the service of each farmer through our products to enhance the feed and living conditions of the animals. The daily use of our machines requires a double reliability: that of our machines and that of our services.
Partner of tomorrow
'We are aware of the developments and needs that arise in livestock management. From the beginning we have strived to provide our farmers with the most complete range of equipment for their livestock operations. Reliable, robust machines designed to optimise performance while making work easier. LUCAS G solutions are aimed at all farmers who are concerned about the quality, profitability and evolution of their farm. For farmers looking for a real specialist in livestock management.
A complete distribution network
Your satisfaction is our priority, and we have built a network of trust to meet this need. With our 1,500 dealer partners, we offer you complete coverage of the territory with a view to proximity and responsiveness. Through our network of historical and local partners, LUCAS G is at the side of the breeders. The high competence of our dealers and distributors in terms of livestock management and their technical mastery of our products are a concrete guarantee of confidence recognised by our users.
Lucas G was founded in 1971 by Gustave LUCAS and specialises in the manufacture of agricultural machinery for livestock farming in Chanverrie in the Vendée.
Establishment in the French market
Until 1974, mainly sold regionally, the Lucas G brand began to penetrate the national market.
A European expansion
From 1979, Lucas G machines were found in Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Greece and the United Kingdom.
The large export
Lucas G began exporting to Tunisia, New Caledonia, Australia, Canada, Chile and the French overseas departments and territories in 1988.
Establishment in Europe
In 1990, Lucas G took advantage of the arrival of two new importers in the network and enabled the company to distribute its machines more intensively in Germany and the United Kingdom.
The Castor R
In 1996 Lucas G launched its mythical Castor R range of straw blowers, which quickly became the French reference in its field.
L’ouverture à l’Europe de l’Est
In 2005, Lucas G opened up to the Eastern European markets and exported its products to the Czech Republic, Belarus and Lithuania, then to Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
In 2008, the company left the LUCAS family and was bought by Marcel Braud, President of the Manitou group.
Regis Legendre takes over
In 2013, Lucas G left the Manitou group and was bought by Régis Legendre, who became Chairman of the company.
Integration of Mechineau Elevage
In 2015, a partnership was formed with Méchineau Élevage, a manufacturer of feeding robots from Vendée specialising in goat breeding.
First step in automated feeding
In 2016, we launched our first automated solution: the I-RON-MIX System, an automated feeding system.
Acquisition of Calvet
In 2019 Lucas G acquired the company Calvet. Located in Aveyron near Villefranche de Rouergue, Calvet is a company specialising in handling, strawbedding and spreading.
Acquisition of Altec
In the same year as Calvet, Altec was bought by Lucas G. Voisin and competitor of Calvet, Altec is specialised in handling and unrolling and comes to complete the already large offer of Lucas G
In 2021 Lucas G is changing its graphic identity. The G in Lucas G is the distinctive sign of the brand. It evokes the beginning of the company by taking the first name of the founder Gustave. Today, this modernised G represents a play button symbolising the start-up of our products 365 days a year.