History

Set up in 1967, SUGYP-IMPORT G.PORCHET began their pyrotechnic activities in 1971. As an importer, they were able to offer a wide range of varied, high-quality pyrotechnic products. Over the years, the company has become a major player in pyrotechnics in French speaking Switzerland.
1967

Starting

SUGYP-IMPORT G.PORCHET was set up.

1971

Fireworks

Start of the firework branch. The company has become a major player in pyrotechnics in French speaking Switzerland.

2007

New leadership

The company became SUGYP SA, managed by Jean-Pascal and Nicolas Guinand, two brothers who shared the same passion for fireworks.

In 2007, Jean-Pascal and Nicolas Guinand, two brothers who shared the same passion for fireworks and were thereby close to the company, took the helm and became directors of the new entity: SUGYP SA.

Under their management, the company continued to grow, especially as regards structure: the acquisition of new pyrotechnic warehouses, the acquisition of ADR transport vehicles, setting up new procedures to help produce major displays, and the acquisition of state-of-the-art digital firing systems.

All these resources have been set up to support the strong development of the company’s pyrotechnic activity.

Indeed, even if the methods change, it is to better serve the strong artistic creativity and the new technical challenges inspired by Jean-Pascal and Nicolas Guinand, who have launched the company into a new pyrotechnic dimension.

Based in Grandson, in the Canton of Vaud, we have 3,000 m² of storage for equipment as well as 3 pyrotechnic warehouses. The team is comprised of 15 people all year round and over 100 certified pyrotechnists during the National Holiday celebrations.

In less than 10 years, boosted by the new management team, the number of pyrotechnic productions has doubled, making Sugyp the number one player in French speaking Switzerland for pyrotechnic shows, with for example, over 150 displays for 1st August Swiss National Holiday celebrations.