28 October 2022
A great adventure finally comes to a close with the official opening of the new LACROIX factory.
Jérémy donned his finest attire to celebrate Symbiose with LACROIX’s partners, suppliers, customers, institutional investors and other stakeholders. This episode focuses on this unique event in the French electronics industry.
In Beaupréau, LACROIX has planned a day filled with emotion with speeches, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, factory tours, conferences and more.
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Subtitles available in French and English
Surrounded by its stakeholders, LACROIX has pulled out all the stops for the opening of Symbiose – the new electronic assembly factory of the future in France.
Vincent Bedouin, Chairman & CEO of LACROIX, opened the festivities with a speech:
Thanks to the unwavering commitment of all the LACROIX teams, we are delighted to welcome you today to present our vision of the electronics industry of the future: Symbiose.
They each spoke about the notion of reindustrialization in France, as well as about the challenges facing the electronics sector.
“We are here to discover a human-centric, digitalized, connected, automated and environmentally friendly factory that I very much look forward to visiting.”
“I would like to extend a big thank you to the dream teams from the Pays de la Loire region who all contributed to this success that we are inaugurating today.”
From left to right, Nicolas Dufourcq, Frédérique Le Grèves, Roland Lescure, Vincent Bedouin, Pierre Ory – préfet de Maine et Loire, Christelle Morançais.
Guests were able to discover an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced factory with a genuinely human dimension. Between appetizers and a tour of the factory, Jérémy had the pleasure of meeting Chloé Schiaffino, Investment Director at Bpifrance, and the SPI fund team. The only thing missing from this glimpse into the future was the infamous DeLorean!
He interacted with various customers who have been working with LACROIX for several years.
“This factory gives us an idea of what to expect from 2050; a better, decarbonized world.”
Jérémy then met with Alban-Thomas Beduneau, who shared his joy at having brought together all his customers and prospects to present the Smart Industry strategy deployed at the heart of Symbiose.
Finally, Eric Mongénie, Master Commodity Director at Safran Aerosystems, agreed to answer Jérémy’s questions. He shared what caught his eye during the tour:
We are looking for Industry 4.0 suppliers that are low carbon, and we have found one in LACROIX!
With Symbiose, LACROIX is firmly focused on the future and aims to assist with the projects of its customers who wish to produce in France.
Yes to Symbiose: the factory of the future!
With the participation of Vincent Bedouin, Chairman and CEO of LACROIX, Renaud Lemetayer, Maintenance and operational safety manager at Electronics activity of LACROIX, and Charlotte Clémot, operator at Electronics activity of LACROIX.
With the participation of Stéphane Zocchetti, Warehouse Manager at Electronics activity of LACROIX, Christelle Ménard, Customer Planner Referent at Electronics activity of LACROIX and Christophe Boy, Consulting and Tendering Director at Schneider Electric France.
With the participation of Emeline Petiteau, HR Operations Manager of Electronics activity, Dominique Mallard, AOI Manager, member of the experts and Digifriends of Electronics activity and Ingrid Le Corvaisier, Development Project Manager of Spatio agency.
With the participation of Sophie Terrier, Quality, Safety and Environment assistant of Electronics activity of LACROIX, Cacharel Miaka, Customer support technician at the Environment activity of LACROIX and Guillaume Lelong, Innovation and Major Projects Manager at EDF.
With the participation of Eric Meynet, Operational Excellence Manager & Symbiose Project Manager of Electronics Activity of LACROIX, Claude Bourget, Director of the Beaupréau-en-Mauges plant of Electronics activity of LACROIX and Chloé Schiaffino, Investment Director – Bpifrance.