Son of French winegrowers living in Algeria, André Labaronne is fascinated by the conquest of the desert. However, he notes that the tankers that bring water back empty. It was then that he had the revolutionary idea of developing a “flexible tank” that – once emptied – took up less space and made it easier to transport other goods. In 1957, he filed his first patent (the first in a long series) entitled “Vehicle equipment device for the transport of various goods, liquid or heavy”.

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