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Caen plans to deliver a fishing launch to Brazil
It's a première for Normandy Yacht Service, a specialist in long haul aluminium yachts located in Caen. The launch, measuring in at 32 feet, will be ready in December
Guy Degrenne claims it's ready for capitalistic alliances
The firm is looking to join forces with other French names to offer mutual support against competition. A strategy that is encouraged by its new stakeholder. French tableware professionals must federate according to Thierry Villotte, chairman of the board at Guy Degrenne
Métalu-Plast, a great goal scorer
Its football goal posts and basketball baskets equip many a sports ground throughout France, yet players are generally unaware of where they come from
Douvres-la-Délivrande. Olmix, a Breton company, is interested in our coastal seaweed
The initiative. Last summer, a number of residents from the Côte de Nacre coast were dissatisfied with the accumulation of rotting seaweed on the beaches of many coastal towns
Beuvillliers. Poullain Sepi is now managed... by its employees
In July 2014, Poullain Sepi took on a new lease of life by becoming a Scop (Cooperative and participative company)
Villedieu-les-Poêles At AMB: a new workshop extension project
AMB, a Bidet carpentry workshop located in L'Epine, plans to extend its premises by 2016
La Hoguette. La Falaisienne de Couverture is betting on youth and quality
La Falaisienne de Couverture was recently awarded a new national trophy for one if its sites in the Paris region
The success story of French fries, made in Orne
When they came from France's Nord region to set up business in Courtomer in Orne, they were far from imagining that their farm business, specialising in potato growing, would meet with such great success with its highly popular fresh French fries
- Florette and its sachet products aim to conquer the Scandinavian market
The Florette (Agrial) brand name will soon be joining supermarket shelves in Sweden and Denmark. Agrial, Normandy's agrifood cooperative and producer of fresh ready-to-use salads and vegetables, has signed a partnership agreement with DLG, a leader in Danish cooperation
La Galette d'Alençon workshop, a workshop that's turning well
The company has been operational for two weeks. It produces and delivers 100% French-made pancakes and buckwheat pancakes, with a workforce of just six. For the time being
Damien and Simon Philipot, founders of Melchior et Balthazar in Agneaux
Entrepreneurs' word...
Loïc Raison and Ecusson are taking full advantage of the cider trend
Eclor, Agrial's cider making centre, draws 35% of its sales from export
Virey. C2J Loisirs, king of the inflatable castle
This SME, located in Virey, on the 976 B road, designs, models, produces, maintains and repairs the inflatable structures it sells
At Lécuyer, it is the human resource that is weaving the way to success
The company plaits straps for the army and weaves sashes for mayors. A success story made in Normandy, in both Lisieux and Flers, where investment is in well-being rather than in financial markets...
Mulann (Lannion) buys out Pyral (Avranches)
Pyral, a company specialising in the production of magnetic bands, has found its corporate rescuer
In Coutances, Unither continues its expansion
The firm's pharmaceutical plant, located in Coutances, produces sterile unit doses. In ten years, it has quadrupled its workforce
BAM (Boîte à Musique) innovates in Dives-sur-Mer
In 1980, Laurence O'Neill and Philippe de Trogoff, the 2 founder members of BAM, produced their very first instrument cases in the former family tannery, in Calvados, Normandy
- Saint-Langis-lès-Mortagne. Thépenier is counting on international growth
A subsidiary of the Japanese group Nippon Shikizai, this cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer based in Mortagne has invested four million Euros this year. And it plans to continue its development via export sales
Rémilly-sur-Lozon. Vani Bois has celebrated its 150th anniversary
Originally specialised in wickerwork objects, Lehodey Vani Bois, a company based in Rémilly-sur-Lozon, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Its story
- Agneaux. Vic is celebrating its 25th anniversary and extending its glass production plant
Created in 1989 by Pierre Riou, Vitrages Isolants du Cotentin (Vic), a glass forming and transformation plant, is celebrating both its 25th anniversary and its extension. Focus on an Agneaux-based industry that's doing well
AXIndus is developing and setting up in Vassy
Following experience with several industrial groups (Inteva and Seb-Moulinex), Jean-François Gautier founded AXIndus, along with Franck Lançon, in October 2010
Valognes. Mecanorem: when sailing's well, all's well
As every year, the Valognes-based company will be attending the Paris Boat Show
Sommervieu. Bertrand Maurice builds made-to-measure boats
Resilient, lightweight and transformable ad infinitum, his aluminium boats are charming pleasure boating enthusiasts. A local clientele that prefers small-scale construction to major names
Condé-sur-Noireau. Boats built in the heart of the countryside
The Garcia brothers built their very first hull in Condé-sur-Noireau forty years ago. Today, their company is a reference and is promised future development
The sea "in a box", thanks to Blanchet packaging
Blanchet's first vocation was born from the sea, but always with wood in mind. On the outskirts of Avranches, initiative is far from lacking: innovation spurs further innovation
Vire. Seprolec, a reference in the design of intelligent electronic systems
The company is a fine illustration of Vire's good economic health in times of crisis
Bayeux. Le Saumonier is a small-scale production of smoked fish
Created in October 2013, Le Saumonier Bayeux is an independent fish smokehouse
Port-en-Bessin. Piercan placing hands under high protection
Located since 1979 in Port-en-Bessin, the leader in polymer safety gloves is constantly investing. Piercan is targeting new export markets in Russia and Asia in order to reinforce its international renown
Potigny. Metalu-Plast looking towards export
Potigny is home to France's leading sports fencing manufacturers. And after conquering domestic markets, the company is now going international
SLSCouture in Condé-sur-Vire creating for Grandis
It's the kind of story Grandis' boss, Daniel Juvin, is particularly fond of. Taking over a suffering clothing business and merging it with his own group to create a new company in luxury clothing: SLSCouture
Ebola: a rapid test produced in Alençon
Vedalab will be producing a rapid diagnostic test for the Ebola virus. The test will be marketed in December
Caen. Filt is weaving its web across the globe
The Caen-based SME sells its nets in fifty different countries. A fine example of successful adaptation of a traditional industry
Gacé. TDO, a company selected for the "innovation fortnight"
Tracteur Diesel Occasion (TDO) is the name of the company selected to take part in "la quinzaine de l’innovation" (innovation fortnight) organised by Orne Développement
Ammeville. CMBA, new client services in precision mechanics
Founded in 1945 in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, CMBA (Construction Mécanique Blaise et Automatismes) has gone through three generations of managers
Condé-sur-Noireau. General Electric Energy on a roll
Florence Bessy, sub-prefect of Vire, and Laurent Beauvais, president of the Regional Council paid a visit to General Electric Energy last Wednesday
Berd’huis. A toothbrush 100% French made in Perche
Olivier Voison, managing director of Natta and president of La Brosserie Française, is placing priority on producing in France
The Batteur group invests 11 million Euros in Hérouville-Saint-Clair
By investing in two new machines for a total cost of 11 million Euros, yearly production at Laboratoires Gilbert, a Batteur group subsidiary, will exceed one billion sterile unidoses, of physiological salt solution in particular
- Saint-Pierre-d’Entremont. Olivier wants to produce jeans "made in Normandy"
A young student is taking on the challenge of producing jeans in Orne. In small series to start with. Olivier Le Bas ambition is to produce 100% French
When heating comes from horse-dung
The horse industry is also about innovation. Patrick Jouin created Green Research last year in Caen
La Citadine des Champs, a clean company
The most commonplace act of washing one's hands is precisely the one that Citadine des Champs is looking to encourage via the launch of a new product and a website
Cheikh proposes his organic and fair trade exotic fruit juices
"The idea came when I met with farming cooperatives in Senegal." Cheikh Mboup, from Caen, hopes to buy raw materials from them to produce "organic and fair trade" fruit juice which he plans to sell to fast-food outlets
Spirulina, the green alga everyone wants
No comparison with the seaweed that invades our beaches... In its pilot farm located near Deauville, a young company has, for the past 4 years, been growing this microalga, renowned for its dietary properties
In Brécey, Aptar-Stelmi is pulling out the stops
The pharmaceutical product manufacterer plans to extend its production site. Via an investment of 26 million dollars
ACGB, the European leader in aluminium tanks
The SME hopes to reinforce its activity in the aeronautical and military vehicle sectors
Sées. Elitech is expanding and recruiting in order to conquer America
The biochemical specialist Elitech Clinical Systems develops packages and markets reagents
Shoreteam: 10 years of innovative application for composites
Composite materials are at the heart of Shoreteam's activity - a Caen-based company created by Arnaud Lample and Benoît Cousin in 2004
Ermo taken over by an Italian group
The mould manufacturer, whose headquarters are in Mayenne, has been sold to Inglass
Ondulys investing for the future in Calvados
Located in Lisieux, the industrial cardboard factory will soon be producing 35,000 tonnes
Courgeon. Citizen France Bureau & Santé sets up in Perche
Didier Rolland, manager of JL Conditionnement, is always on the lookout for "new challenges"
Alençon. Recent establishment of a pancake factory
In September, La Galette d’Alençon will be officially setting up business at 35 rue de Verdun. Six jobs have already been created and a further four are scheduled within a year
Carentan. Mer et Terroirs has been preparing seafood dishes for 20 years
For over 20 years, whelks have been deliciously prepared in Carentan by Mer et Terroirs, a forward-looking company that strives to satisfy its clients' tastes
Chauvin Arnoux on a continuous current
The company, specialising in electrical measurement devices, can rely both on a solid network and excellent know-how. In Vire, 135 employees are hard at work in one of the group's subsidiaries
Poultry with a traditional flavour
Established since 1998 in Le Molay-Littry, Francis Poussier's farm specialises in breeding and slaughtering. Adopting a reasoned method
Livarot. Bloc Miroir, bathroom furniture manufacturer
Based in Livarot, Bloc Miroir designs, manufactures and sells mid to top-of-the-range bathroom furniture
IDC Alternatives Composites developing its activity in Estry
The Calvados-based company specialises in composite materials
The Rougier group is counting on Blainville-sur-Orne for its development
With a turnover of €142M in 2013 and over 3,000 employees, the Rougier group, a family business, is one of the world's leaders in wood production and trade
BMP innovating by inventing linen-based radomes
Specialised in plastic and composite material boilers, the company, established in Bretteville-sur-Odon, boasts 50% growth over the past two years. It currently employs a workforce of 16
Vases made in Normandy
The Printemps Haussmann department store in Paris has, for the past few days, been displaying products made in Normandy. Vases to celebrate the new season... and the excellent know-how boasted in Manche
Falaise. The Cosmésoap miracle
Indebted and in compulsory liquidation, the Falaise-based company Cosmésoap was close to closure just two years ago
LC Inodry is developing fast
Established within the Normandial business park, LC Inodry specialises, in particular, in food supplements
CPL Bois is looking to the future
Last Wednesday, CPL Bois opened its doors to the agricultural world and to councillors
DJP Energy's eco-regulator manufactured in Calvados
After devoting part of his career to Dupont-Nemours, Jean-Pierre Duport, DJP energy's managing director, was looking to create an activity associated with sustainable development
Hérouville-Saint-Clair. AET joins the best test laboratories
This young company, with a staff of 13, tests and develops machines for major names in household appliances
Cotral, a world leader for your ears
No noise! The Cotral laboratory, based in Condé-sur-Noireau, produces made-to-measure hearing protection devices
The Comat group sets up in Calvados
The specialist in building facade features is opting for Démouville to establish its key development site
RichesMonts, the leader in soft cheeses
The cheese dairy, located in Pacé, near Alençon, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary
Reux. The town sees the development of Spirit France
The calvados producing group behind the Père Magloire (located in Pont-l'Évêque), Boulard and Lecompte distilleries, is building two hangars in the industrial zone
Ouest Blanchisserie - a clean sweep in export sales
Ouest Blanchisserie, located in Avranches, is making a clean sweep of its export sales
Batel sells a quarter of its furniture abroad
Small companies tend to export less. In Avranches, the limited company Batel is proving the contrary
Sofrilog has big plans for the future
The company specialises in low-temperature goods warehousing
Inteva Products is developing its research in Esson
The Suisse Normande Community of Communes is supporting the research centre
The launch of frozen plantains
Just a month ago, Xavier Deschamps, a former packaging engineer for Unilever, created Les Légumes Plaisirs, in Sainte-Scolasse
Snori. The Normandy-based SME cools boats and submarines
Located in Mondeville, Snori works in particular on ships for the French Navy 20 to 40% of its turnover is in export sales
Linen producers are looking to weave a sustainable industrial sector
French linen production is estimated at approximately 110,000 tonnes of long fibre
"On the leading edge of luxury", Jacomo celebrates its 30th anniversary
The perfume and cosmetics plant, located between Deauville and Saint-Arnoult, has just celebrated three decades of activity
A new production plant for the Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin
Earthwork is due to begin shortly in Méautis, near Carentan
Torigni-sur-Vire. DS-Smith-Packaging produces 65,000 tonnes of cardboard boxes every year
"The plant has been established in Torigni-sur-Vire, to ensure the best proximity with its key clients
A world leader in the heart of the Normandy Bocage
Ermo specialises in the design of high-precision moulds
French fire engines set out to conquer America
With 150 years of skill and experience, the manufacturer Echelles Riffaud is one of France's lesser-known SMEs that has succeeded in aiming beyond its frontiers to ensure its success
Falaise. Michel Reistroffer from "La Table de Guillaume" takes over "Marcel, le roi de la merguez"
Michel Reistroffer, managing director of La Table de Guillaume, recently bought the Caen-based company via his second business, the limited liability company DART
The recently bought over company Mobiky will be making Solex bikes in Saint-Lô
It's not quite Eldorado, but it's a move in the right direction. A share of the electric cycles produced under the brand name Solex will be assembled in France, rather than in China, as from 2014
QuickDo, a start-up specialising in North-South development
Created in July 2012 and based in the Plug n' Work business centre in Colombelles, QuickDo is a start-up specialising in the design, development and deployment of digital services in southern countries (Africa, South Asia, South America)
Alticap, and the Normans conquer the West
Born in Caen in 2000, this young computing company has conquered France's Grand-Ouest
Linvest: multi-sector electronics
Linvest is a holding with 3 subsidiary companies - Power System Technology, Trygone Industrie and CDF Electronique - that provides comprehensive service in the field of electronics
La Sofame - developing with precision
The company, which specialises in precision mechanics, recently moved to brand new premises in Douet-de-Chouain
Norhuil awarded Normandy's prize for innovation
Norhuil, a rapeseed oil producer, has just been awarded the Normandy Chamber of Agriculture's prize for innovation
Thury-Harcourt. Lathering up to the market
Boris Deschamps decided to set up his own business two years ago in Suisse Normande. "La Citadine des Champs" is now preparing to market its products across the globe
Aeronautical industry: Starnav is looking to the stars
The Calvados-based company is innovating in the field of astronavigation and Man-Machine Interface solutions
IPDiA is consolidating it technological advance with Medilight 2017
With 4 years of healthy growth behind it, IPDiA has decided to reinforce its competitiveness thanks to its technological advance
Colombelles BlinkSight - geolocating logistics
Geolocation is heading for the factory via the supply chain
Falaise. Plastics unveil their secrets at Soffamo
In these times of crisis, Soffamo, a company located in Boulevard Mantelet in Falaise, is keeping its head above water by diversifying its production and taking full advantage of neighbourhood markets
Precision made in Normandy
Acta - established in Ouistreham since 1966 and acquired by Alain Garafan in 1991 - is changing the guard
Condé-sur-Noireau. Duly rewarded, Cotral is targeting abroad
Cotral, a company specialising in hearing protection for professionals exposed to noise, has been awarded the international prize for sales performance
A young Caen-based entrepreneur has won the international e-Health competition
A social network specially reserved for hospital patients
Groupe Éfinor: a success story "made in Cotentin"
Groupe Éfinor, which designs specific parts for industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary
Tidalys: the future of water turbines in the making in Calvados
Calvados is decidedly turning to marine renewable energy - the département has been chosen to host one of France's first offshore wind turbine farms
Condé-sur-Noireau. General Electric is growing and recruiting
GE Energy, a company still known as Masoneilan, is France's leader in the field of valves for hydrocarbons
Fantex, the European specialist in straps, ribbons and braid, is recruiting
This healthy family company is currently looking for new premises and new staff
Normandy Microelectronics Association: Normandy's microelectronics sector is joining forces
Since January 2013, Calvados-players from the electronics field have joined forces in the form of the Normandy Microelectronics Association (NMA)
Anthony Lebigot is exporting Normandy to Japan
When Anthony Lebigot took over the family shoemaking business in Barenton in 2005...
Tourlaville. BST is discreetly breaking through in the piping industry
BST is an SME that is succeeding in a highly competitive sector
Falaise. Innovation at Tartefrais
September 2013: macaroon tarts make their way to the supermarket shelves
Vire Extension at Les Messageries dairies
Specialising in the storage of fresh and dairy produce, the company is building an extension to enhance its platform in the Neuvillières industrial zone
"Captil" offering sense to machines
"Captil" is short for capteur (sensor) and tactile and is one of the specialised fields developed by the Greyc's electronic engineering team
A Caen-based scientific team is developing a new denture adhesive
The internationally renowned laboratory of excellence LCMT is a major player in the field of molecular and macromolecular chemistry
Zoom on Moteurs JM in Domfront
Moteurs JM is in prime position within the "designer" electric engine market niche
- A close-up view of DPM - an electro-plating company located in Nocé
DPM set up in Nocé in 1980 after the outsourcing of Valeo's zinc coating workshop, formerly located in Nogent-le-Rotrou
Alençon. Carrier innovates with its electric coach
Carrier is participating in the production of a solar electric coach
Presentation of the first floating boat wash station
On the occasion of the second edition of Cherbourg Nauting, the company Bio Océan presented its new concept of a floating boat wash station
Heller's models driving their way through history
After a close shave with closure, the Orne-based model-making company is enjoying a new lease of life
Falaise. TIR hits the jackpot thanks to its teurgoule (typical Normandy rice pudding)
TIR, specialised in the production of "teurgoule" - Normandy's very own rice pudding, set up business in the Guibray business park early January
Montblanc: The creamy dessert made in Chef-du-Pont
Ten years ago, Nestlé sold its production plant to a group of investors
Sunny days for SNA
Located on the outskirts of Tourouvre, the SNA factory (141 employees) overlooks the valley
Délicelait flying high
Délicelait, a company specialising in dairy products and frozen patisseries, is making quite a name for itself in the agrifood business
Péruréna, an essential economic link in Coquainvilliers
The company, which is part of the PGS group, is one of France's leading wooden pallet manufacturers
Profitable innovation for Normandy's cider
At its Orne-based site in La Rouge, CSR is investing €16 million in new tanks and the construction of a new building
Dessert Innovation: patience is a virtue
Created in 1995 by Philippe Jaussaud, a biscuit and chocolate-maker, Dessert Innovation has been awarded the Primex 2012 prize
Axéole & Baert reinvent the home-based wind turbine
In the Perche area, Axéole & Baert are launching a new wind turbine concept for private homes. 100% made in France, their domestic wind turbine will be marketed as from this summer
Thermocoax, the unassuming world leader in cables
Six years ago, Thermocoax set up business in the former premises of the clothing manufacturer Odon-Delcroix, in Saint-Georges-des-Groseillers
Jeannette - revival through innovation in the biscuit industry
A year after the company's recovery, the Biscuiterie Jeannette, which employs a staff of 36 in Caen, is now full speed ahead
Saint James knitwear: a new boss for a close-knit team
Management executives have taken over the knitwear firm based in Manche. With one ambition: to preserve its brand image
Orne. NCI is transforming ATSV's capital
ATSV transforms commercial vehicles into ambulances for its professional clients, ambulance drivers
Alençon. Goavec Engineering goes international
The 180-employee company does not only produce steel tanks. It also develops ready-to-implement "processes" for a number of industries
Potatoes: state of the art equipment for Duchemin
Duchemin, located in Tourville-sur-Odon near Caen, specialises in the production and packaging of potatoes
Vains. A hairdresser is turning the Mount into textile
Geneviève Tumoine has established her hairdressing salon near to the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
The Tricoterie du Val-de-Saire is escaping the crisis
Located in Valcanville, the Tricoterie du Val-de-Saire is one of Lower Normandy's last remaining family businesses
Legoupil is providing an alternative to permanent buildings
The Vire-based company specialises in the construction of adjustable industrial buildings
Airport: maintenance secured for Carpiquet
Just one of the projects announced by the Caen Normandy Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Batteur is looking to export one out of two of its products
The Groupe Batteur, a family business located in Hérouville-Saint-Clair and specialised in healthcare and cosmetics, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary
HYDRHECO, specialists in water treatment
Based in Bayeux, Hydrhéco has just celebrated its first birthday with a fantastic achievement
Floating water turbines on Normandy's maritime horizon
Accommodated by Normandie Incubation since January 2012, Tidalys is progressively growing and pursuing the development of its project
Innovation, child's play
After having come very close to liquidation in 2006, Heller-Joustra is enjoying a period of healthy growth in a nevertheless declining market
Totally unique boat props!
Often the simplest ideas are the best
L’Aigle. Mäder, a pioneer in industrial paint
L'Aigle is one of the sites chosen by Soficor Mäder, a French subsidiary of the Mäder group
Pont-L'Évêque. Balogh: Trading tags
Balogh, the French leader in the design and manufacturing of RFID Radio Frequency Identification systems, is planning to extend and modernise its production plant
Essay. Ecomoteurs launches a new product and pursues its development
The four Boucher brothers, founders of Ecomoteurs - a company specialising in reducing fuel consumption - opened their doors to intrigued professionals for a two-day familiarisation event
Tourlaville. Fishery waste is proving to be a genuine gold mine
A local company is looking to invest in reprocessing fishery waste. A French premiere
Dessert Innovation exporting its "patience" biscuits as far as Australia
Interview with Philippe Jaussaud, Manager of the Dessert Innovation biscuit factory launched in 1995 in Verson
Le Feuvrier is making a name for itself among France's independent companies
The company collects and stores metal waste, paper packaging, cardboard boxes, plastic and wood to recycle them or to transfer them to certified processing plants.
VECOP using shells to produce urban paving
A unique and original project to recycle fish by-products, reuniting Lower Normandy' and Brittany-based researchers and industrial partners.