“Yann Fouquet, Director General of Expanded Metal Resistor, cultivates two qualities: friendliness and competence in any event in his trade.
This former Gadz’Arts, thirty-seven years, do not count the hours since January 2003 that the Italian family Fornari (Telema) resumed Vallourec its innovative strength. “I am fortunate to have the confidence of shareholders and I can drive the development strategy in my own way,” said the officer.
The company, based in Montbard (Côte-d’Or) on one of the industrial areas of the former group, displays a fine health. If the crisis still disturbs some sales, it makes almost 11 million euros in turnover with 70 people, exports to nearly 60% in 70 countries, earning money and investing.
Not less than 2.8 million will be injected into his workshops to 2012, both to develop the site, incorporating new technologies, for renewing equipment. The manufacturer of resistors to ground for power plants, harmonic filtering resistors, ideal for eradicating parasites turbines of dams like the Three Gorges in China, but also banks
charge and many other units that adapt to engines or traction with vision.
By 2015, it covers 20 million euros of business. To achieve this ambitious goal, the French number one industry on innovation. A new technology dedicated to weaving, with a machine designed to work in-house wire glass, just be initem. “It allows us to produce smaller power resistors from 800 watts to 1 kilowatt, and opens a new market with excellent prospects,” said Yann Fouquet.
The recent integration of bodywork based in Stigny, in Burgundy, also offers a better finish product. Tomorrow, Expanded Metal Resistor cherishes the ambition to pursue other activities related to acquisitions of resistance, such as relays or switches.
This success, Yann Fouquet attributed primarily to its teams, but it gives them the means. The training program exceeds the following years, three to five times the legal obligations. The budget for R & D, it is around 5% of turnover. “We were dying out in Vallourec, not their fault, it just had to change management methods to restore the reactivity of an SME,” confesses this confirmed bachelor.