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.

 

Discover the architect’s view of the future factory on video

The 3 pillars of the project

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:

  • Industrial innovation

    Creation of France’s first future-facing electronics factory
  • Sustainable and responsible innovation

    Smart, ecological construction with high energy performance
  • Social innovation

    People at the heart of the project, in a networked building open to its ecosystem
LACROIXElectronics_EmmanuelleLandru

I am very pleased to see that the teams are involved and committed to carrying out the Symbiose project. Our employees are enthusiastic about the many projects we have launched in anticipation of the move.
This transformation affects the entire company. We are implementing lean management throughout the workshop, but also deploying a lean office in support functions and in the workplace. This allows us to make faster progress in putting the automation and digitisation solutions we are working on into action.

Emmanuelle Landru
General Manager Saint-Pierre-Montlimart, LACROIX Electronics

Our key figures

LACROIXElectronics_icon_time
Scheduled to open in 2021
LACROIXElectronics_icon_team
450 employees
LACROIXElectronics_icon_CMS
6 SMT lines
icone-1
€100 million turnover (medium-term forecast)
LACROIXElectronics_icon_map
19,000 m²
icone-4
€25 million investment
icone-3
18 partners

Symbiose, step by step​

Follow the key stages of this strategic 4.0 project for the company, the region and the electronics industry in France.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE SYMBIOSE newsletter

LACROIXElectronics_EricMeynet

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.

Eric Meynet
Operational Excellence Manager & Symbiose Project Manager, LACROIX Electronics

  • August 2020

    First shovel blow

    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.

    Eric Meynet

    Operational Excellence Manager & Symbiose Project Manager, LACROIX Electronics

  • June 2020

    Behind the scenes of a rich institutional and industrial ecosystem

    To build the electronics factory of the future, LACROIX Electronics and LACROIX Group are surrounded by a rich ecosystem that creates new partnership models.

     

    • Symbiose, a new model for collaboration?
      Committed to this large-scale collective project, the Pays de la Loire region, Schneider Electric and Orange Business Services are working together towards a new model of collaboration.
      check out the Smart Story

     

    • Symbiose and BPI France: a new financing model for Industry 4.0 projects?
      To support the development of Symbiose, LACROIX Group and BPI France are investing in the creation of a joint venture, financing that illustrates industrial renewal in France.
      check out the SMART STORY

     

    • Symbiose, an alliance of high technology and regional integration
      The future factory’s regional integration is an essential component of this project, as shown by the partnerships signed with local actors such as Mauges Communauté and the agency PVA Architecture et Ingénierie.
      check out the Smart Story
  • February 2020

    Launch of employee working groups

    In July 2019, an internal survey collected proposals from employees on the services expected in the new factory, the inclusion of environmental factors and the 4.0 solutions envisaged to improve quality of life at work.

    Following the positive results regarding the social innovation axis of the Symbiose project (more than 1,800 opinions given), 3 working groups were set up:

    • Food service
    • Outdoor spaces
    • Break and meeting rooms

    By integrating cross-cutting themes of waste management and employee services, these different working groups are tasked with devising the outline of the future plant. This collaborative approach highlights the involvement and commitment of the teams in this project.

Address

Rue Léonard de Vinci
Beaupréau en Mauges 49023
France

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SYMBIOSE PROJECT

More info