LACROIX Group 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.
The SYMBIOSE project, led by the LACROIX Electronics section of the Group, relies in particular on the power of an ecosystem of recognised industrial experts who support the project. The future plant also draws its strength from its location in the Pays de la Loire as it will be based in Beaupréau, just a few kilometers from the current plant. The aim is to build a new French flagship of electronics, a symbol of industrial renewal in France with a European or even a global reach.
LACROIX Electronics has begun the process of transforming its production model to align with its Smart Industry strategy. We will therefore be able to increase our competitiveness in the traditional markets for industrial electronic systems and meet the specific challenges of promising new markets such as mobility and industrial IoT.
The plant grand opening will occur by the end of 2021.
Our ambition is to create the factory of the future: human, digitised, smart, automated and environmentally friendly.
The project is based on 3 main pillars:
Follow the key stages of this strategic 4.0 project for the company, the region and the electronics industry in France.
The project to build a new 4.0 electronics factory is a very exciting challenge for the LACROIX Electronics teams, but also for all the stakeholders in the project, namely our industrial partners and the institutional partners that support us.
Bruno Le Maire, the French minister of the economy, finance and renewal, visited the plant in Saint-Pierre-Montlimart and met with the on-site teams on Tuesday 9 February. His visit focused on relocalising French industry, jobs in electronics and the many stakes of the factory of the future.
Along with the LACROIX Group teams, he then went to Beaupréau to lay the founding stone of SYMBIOSE, which was symbolically represented by the first oak tree on the plant’s property.
I firmly believe that we can re-industrialise our country. That is the goal of our renewal plan, which finances localisation of new productions in France. France Relance is already in progress, not least thanks to our talented manufacturers. LACROIX Electronics, which is building a new 4.0 plant in Maine-Et-Loire, is evidence of this. The stakes are to build true chains of added value which will create jobs in our region.
The French minister of the economy, finance and renewal
The work of our electronics factory of the future still goes on!
New step in the construction: the tower crane assembly with a 60m high boom. Enough to get dizzy…
View images of the start of tower crane assembly:
In the sun of Beaupréau (Pays de la Loire, France), construction of the new factory began this summer with levelling works.
View images of the start of the project:
This is a big step for us! From now until this autumn, the teams on site will prepare the foundations and start the structural work.
Operational Excellence Manager & Symbiose Project Manager, LACROIX Electronics
To build the electronics factory of the future, LACROIX Electronics and LACROIX Group are surrounded by a rich ecosystem that creates new partnership models.
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