CHEREAU - Presentation of the leader in refrigerated bodies





In the 1950s, Jean CHEREAU developed the first refrigerated bodies designed specifically for transporting perishable goods. The brand quickly became established by producing insulated, and subsequently, refrigerated vehicles, which were always one step ahead of official regulations and the requirements of road haulage companies. Meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, flowers and pharmaceutical products must leave their production sites and reach national and international markets while complying with increasingly stringent sanitary conditions. 



CHEREAU: a Normandy-based company



Established in the 1950s in Avranches, Normandy, the factory and the company's head office are now entirely Normandy-based. Located in the heart of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay area, CHEREAU's three sites stretch between Avranches and Ducey with more than 60,000 m² of industrial buildings. 




CHEREAU's products


CHEREAU's core production involves the manufacture of refrigerated semi-trailers and trucks. The company also manufactures other products designed for refrigerated transport, including tractor-trailers and removable bodies.

All with strong qualitative added value thanks to CHEREAU's specific patented interior and exterior fittings.


Trailers Trucks boxes Drawbar Trailers Road Rail boxes

CHEREAU's key figures (2019)


  • More than 1000 employees
  • Turnover of € 210 million
  • More than 3900 vehicles produced
  • 43% of sales for export
  • 48,04% market share in France
  • 15,2% market share in Europe
  • € 4,1 M invested in production equipment
  • € 2,7 M fundamental and custom R&D