Created in 1971, the French production site is a precursor in the industry of the future. A site that has developed a long-term expertise and a customised offer to support our clients with their most complex projects. 

In 2016 our factory was labelled “Industry of the Future Showcase” for its digitalisation project and the factory automation. A distinction that underlines the ability of our company to anticipate the future, while installing development on a sustainable basis. 

In 2018, LACROIX has embarked on an ambitious project to build a plant at the cutting edge of technology that respects the environment and is designed to ensure the fulfillment of its employees: Symbiose. A few years later, the site was created at Beaupréau-en-Mauges, symbolising the industrial revival in France.  

Relive the history of the Symbiose project from 2018 to 2022 

Major contributor to advanced product industrialisation 

The advanced industrialisation of your product through the delivery of a comprehensive service, makes our production site a real asset:

  • Design for eXcellence services throughout the product’s life cycle 
  • Resources dedicated to rapid prototyping 
  • Reliable introduction process for the production of new products 
  • Solutions for managing product obsolescence 

The different types of expertise present in our factories, we are able to offer our clients a service tailored to their time-to-market requirements for their product and the issues the ramp up of production brings with it. 

Our French factory also relies on efficient support services for the optimisation of cost, such as our Supply Chain strategy, centralised procurement service and purchasing service. 

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Our French plant offers expertise and proximity to our customers thanks to a strong knowledge of market needs and customer expectations. Focused on technological, social and ecological innovation, our teams are involved in our new French electronic factory, Symbiose, to host our customers’ innovative projects.

Claude Bourget
General Manager Beaupréau-en-Mauges

Our key figures

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Since 1971
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450 employees
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5 SMD lines
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19,000 m2

Made in France production 

No less than 450 employees work in this factory to serve our customers from, for example, civil avionics & defence, home & building automation, industry and medical. Our factory has the capacity and the means to manage complex projects focused on both small and medium production series. 

To achieve the ambitious projects entrusted to us by our customers, we have a production area of 19,000m2, equipped with 5 SMD lines including a line dedicated to the production of prototypes and robust production processes : 

  • SMD and through-hole components 
  • coating and resining 
  • customised test solutions 
  • finished product integration 

The factory also has state-of-the-art industrial equipment, including the Exotec automated warehouse. 

In order to provide a customised service, our employees are trained through our certified IPC training centre. As a result, they develop skills that meet the specific needs of our customers and enable us to achieve a high level of production quality (IPC 610 2-3). 

Our certifications 

 

 

 

The plant also has approvals PART 145 and PART 21G. 
 

Professional equality between women and men  

In application of the January 2019 decree of the Professional Future Law on gender equality, the French factory of the Electronics activity of LACROIX has calculated its Index and obtained a score of 86 points for the year 2021.
This result reflects our commitment to fight against all forms of discrimination, and in particular those relating to the remuneration and promotion of our employees without distinction as to gender.  

 

Adress

220 Rue Léonard de Vinci
49023 Beaupréau-en-Mauges, France
+33 (0)2 41 75 40 00

 

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