For a company, membership of GILEP is a guarantee to be recognized as a serious and reliable provider of the French Armed Forces in POL logistics, equipment and services, and considered as such by the professionals of this industrial sector.
Membership of a new company is decided by the annual General Meeting of GILEP after a step by step examination process, which begins at reception of a formal application and includes an audit of the company conducted by the related GILEP branch administrator.
To be member of GILEP, a company must, as set by the statutes:
- be French or handle in France an industrial or commercial activity of production or distribution in POL logistics, equipment and services;
- be, currently or potentially, suppliers of the French Armed Forces.
Each member company belongs to one of the six branches of the organization, « trucks », « tanks », « equipment and distribution », « protection products/services and transportation », « security and sustainability » and « storage and hoses », the one where is its main activity.