A family business
Carrosserie Bussy has been nestled in the heart of the village of Crans-près-Celigny since it was formed in 1954 by Mr. Raymond Bussy.
A blacksmith by trade, Raymond Bussy broadened his vocation by acquiring a small automobile repair business. In the years 1960-1964, as the A1 motorway section was being built between Geneva and Lausanne his keen work ethics lead him to start building utilitarian vehicles.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Gérald Bussy underwent a formation in bodywork.
As such, when he joined the business, the repair of utilitarian vehicles and automobiles was added to the range of services offered at Carrosserie Bussy, before becoming the core business activity in 1975. In 1978, Gérald Bussy took over the reins and expanded the family business through the acquisition of a new 600m2 commercial property, Gérald Bussy effectively created space and comfort. The restoration of classic cars enables the firm to showcase their craftsmanship and technical know-how.
In 2000, the third generation joined the business. With a solid background in bodywork, Gilles Bussy embarked on further training in paint work and colorimetry. Through internships in Germany and England, he gained valuable experience in working with the most prestigious automobile brands : Lotus, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Rolls Royce. His good practice of English and German are also valued by the Carrrosserie’s many foreign customers who live in the area. Gradually, Gilles gained commercial and technical responsibility of the business. Since the beginning of 2006, father and son have joined forces. The reputation that Carrosserie Bussy enjoys in the region is due to the perpetual efforts of its managers, qualified personnel and apprentices over the past 60 years to satisfy the needs of their loyal clientele.
Time will tell whether the fourth generation (Loïc, Quentin and Aurélia) will follow in their forefather’s footsteps…