The Qualipac Company, which belongs to the French Pochet Group, recently inaugurated a new electroplating line in its Aurillac plant, based in central France. An investment of close to 10 million euros is dedicated to a technology which the company says has greatly contributed to the recognition of the production site since its inception in 1984. “This new electroplating line reinforces our industrial excellence and competitiveness,” said Irène Gosset, group president and Tristan Farabet, group general manager, “while delivering an improved environmental performance. This project is part of a 2015-2018 investment plan within the Group, to sustain its know-how, its competitiveness and its foothold on the French territory.”
The new line offers environmental and social benefits. According to Pochet, it will reduce the environmental impact and increase energy efficiency.
The investment in the new production line in Aurillac is a technological first, according to the supplier, and enables them to all at once, increase the production capacity and improve quality, working conditions and environmental protection. It also enables the company to broaden the palette of shades offered to customers. —JY Bourgeois