GHM, specialist in metalworking

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The company, founded in 1840, now employs 400 people. Based in the Northeast of France, its 3 main factories work cast iron, aluminium, bronze and steel. They also carry out the machining, assembly and finishing operations required on their products.

GHM, above all is a fantastic creative force, backed by a unique set of design and manufacturing resources. Its history is rich with prestigious projects: Wallace drinking fountains, the lighting on the Champs-Elysées, the Alexandre III bridge, Guimard Paris Metro entrances. Today first and foremost GHM designs and sells contemporary solutions.

GHM’s products are mainly intended for:

  • Public amenities (GHM): poles, brackets and luminaires for street lighting, street furniture.
  • Manufacturing industry (Fonderie GHM): engine, transmission and machine parts.
  • Private customers (Fonte d’Art de Dommartin): fountains, garden furniture and decorative items.

Resources :

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  • Design and production engineering departments
  • Hand moulding (sand casting)
  • Semi-mechanised foundry lines
  • Automated foundry
  • Heavy metal sheet fabrication
  • Robotic pressing, cutting and welding lines
  • Machining and assembly facilities
  • Power coating and liquid painting lines

Poles, lamp posts and luminaires

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GHM manufactures a wide range of cast iron, steel and aluminium poles in all styles and for all uses: contemporary or classic solutions, decorative or functional applications and tall street lighting installations provide a wide pallet of choice. The products are carefully designed, subjected to mechanical strength simulations and of course meet all the relevant standards. A large selection of luminaires completes GHM’s offering.

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Street furniture

For over 100 years, GHM has been designing and selling benches, bollards and posts, fencing, litter bins, planters and drinking fountains in styles ranging from classic to contemporary. The robust quality of these items and their careful design guarantee that they remain serviceable and unanimously appreciatedby city dwellers over long periods of time.

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Product lines

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GHM’s metalworking and engineering know-how, combined with the group’s mastery of lighting have led it to create coherent ranges of street lighting and street furniture that share a strong common aesthetic identity and convey an impression of order and reason.

Support masts for tram networks

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GHM offers some remarkable cast iron masts to support overhead tram lines; the use of cast iron offers incomparable freedom of design, elegant integration of accessories, reduced mast diameters and unfailing robustness.

Special projects

As well as standard product, GHM is open to any architectural and urban development project likely to involve its dedicated design and manufacturing capabilities.

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