Laporte® has a long-term commitment
The LAPORTE® products benefit from an incomparable experience acquired in the field, during countless international events but also thanks to our thousands of fully satisfied customers.
Reliable and competitive, our throwing machines withstand the worst use such as the floods at the Beijing and Tokyo Olympics.
The LAPORTE® Group is made up of 89 employees allocated between the French and UK manufacturing factories and the US platform. All are proud to take part in the development and continuation of the company.
Some technicians have more than 30 years of experience in the « Olympic Games » which have always gone perfectly. They know all their ins and out.
All medal-winning shooters at the Olympic Games or Commonwealth Games won with LAPORTE® equipment and clays.
Whether it is for training in a club or to excel in events, champions always trust LAPORTE®.
With over 90 registered patents, 20 of which are particularly innovative, 3 generations of LAPORTE have made some of the most important contributions to clay shooting.
For example, the FLASH target invented by Jean-Michel LAPORTE has allowed to develop our sport by making it telegenic.
FOR OVER 30 YEARS, LAPORTE® HAS ENSURED THE SUCCESS OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS :
Commonwealth Games, American Games, Asian Games, European Games, World Cup and 9 Olympic Games
(Rome, Tokyo, Montreal, Moscow, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio… And again Tokyo. The next ones will take place in Paris…)
EXTRACTS FROM HISTORY
- 1927: ESTABLISHMENT IN ANTIBES, FRANCE and LAUNCH OF CLAY SHOOTING IN FRANCE
- 1954: Launch of the Olympic Trap on fixed ramp.
- 1969: Establishment of the Sermaize factory ( 60 million clays/year)
- 1986: Creation of the Flash target
- 1990: Creation of the factory in Biot and signature of the Winchester by Laporte® agreement (3000 Traps/year)
- 2000: Acquisition and modernisation of the Sivia Formerie and The Clay Pigeon Company UK factories– (Total Production > 150 Millions clays/year)
Since 1927, the LAPORTE® Group has established itself worldwide as the clay shooting reference.
A Family Business
Jean-Michel Laporte, the current President, succeeded his father Pierre. His son Thomas, General Manager, works with him. His son Frederic has opted for the real estate business.
Reactive & Innovative
Supplier to 9 Olympic Games, LAPORTE® has also been chosen as Official Partner by world shooting federations such as the ISSF.
Our mission is to support competitions by providing them with high-performance and durable throwing machines, reliable and precise clays and experienced and available technical teams.