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 provide superior quality of work life for all employees.
The SYMBIOSE project, led by the Electronics activity of LACROIX, relies on the power of an ecosystem of recognized industrial experts who support the project. The plant also draws its strength from its location in the Pays de la Loire as it is 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 and even a global reach.
The Electronics activity of LACROIX has begun the process of transforming its production model to align with its Smart Industry strategy. This 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.
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:
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Today’s the day! February 3, 2022 marked the start of the process of moving into LACROIX’s brand new French electronics plant, Symbiose!
Watch how the 18-month project unfolded…
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 relocalizing French industry, jobs in electronics and the many stakes of the factory of the future.
Along with the LACROIX 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-industrialize our country. That is the goal of our renewal plan, which finances localization of new productions in France. France Relance is already in progress, not least thanks to our talented manufacturers. LACROIX, 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 leveling works.
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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, Electronics activity of LACROIX
To build the electronics factory of the future, Electronics activity and LACROIX are surrounded by a rich ecosystem that creates new partnership models.
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