In 1978, Manuel MERIN created FORGE ADOUR in Bayonne. At the time, FORGE ADOUR specialised in the manufacture of fireplace accessories, but it began to add an additional activity to its production. The manufacture of planchas gradually became a separate activity and the plancha, the flagship product of FORGE ADOUR.
FORGE ADOUR is today the leading European manufacturer of planchas. Renowned for its capacity to innovate, FORGE ADOUR is writing the history of the plancha and is a real driving force in the outdoor cooking sector.


FORGE ADOUR's strength lies in the total control of its design, manufacturing and marketing processes, enabling it to offer products that are in line with its values and respectful of the environment in their manufacture, use and maintenance.
In Bayonne, the company can count on the research department, product design, commercial strategy, logistics and service. It is here that it imagines the products of tomorrow and listens to its users.
In Villafranca de los Barros, Spain, the birthplace of the MERIN family, the factory is made up of qualified and dedicated employees working on state-of-the-art machinery. 90 people develop, manufacture, ship and maintain almost 200,000 products every year.
Today, Emmanuel MERIN, son of the founder, is at the head of the company, accompanied by his partners Jean Pierre CASTEL, Olivier RENOUX and Samuel DERGUY. Together, they are leading a global strategy that allows FORGE ADOUR to be widely present in the field and to pursue its development in France and abroad by relying on a real reputation.
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Resolutely turned towards the future, FORGE ADOUR's mission is to offer a wide range of products that combine all the advantages. Modern designs, developed in close collaboration between its research department and Basque designers, to enhance both exterior and interior design.
A three-coat, solvent-free coating on all its steel components, with the Smart Certified Platinum label to guarantee the eco-design of the product and its improved resistance to corrosion, UV and impact.
Energy savings of up to 30% on its new generation gas models. Robust and fully repairable products with up to a 15 year guarantee to ensure that you can cook authentically and deliciously for years to come...
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