Journal du PDG

The CEO’s newsbrief

Looking back on 2018

While we are about to close our factory for a well deserved holiday break, it is time for me to come back on 2018: a year that has marked RACLOT Industries forever.

This year, we have left our historical site of Brignancourt. Located in this small french village since 1912, some of our current employees have been coming to work in Brignancourt for almost 40 years. It is not without a hint of nostalgia that we are closing a chapter in the history of our company.

When a door closes, another one opens. Sometimes metaphorically, sometimes literally:  Proudly installed in our new factory in Chaumont-en-Vexin, about 15km from Brignancourt, we are resolutely turning towards the future. A future under the sign of ambition. We are now locked and loaded to fulfill our ambition of better serving our clients, grow with them and defend our position on the markets that we serve. In other words, we are putting our money where our mouth is: we are on a mission to become or remain your reliable, competent and long term
privileged business partner.

I would like to congratulate the entire workforce here at RACLOT that have worked relentlessly to make this new factory a reality. Thanks to their hard work, that has been ongoing for over a year now, we have been able to restart our production with just 2 days of delay.

From all of us here at RACLOT, I would like to wish you happy holidays and a well deserved rest.

It will be our continuous pleasure to serve you again in 2019!

We have resumed production: welcome to our new factory !

We have restarted our production ! The sheet workshop is up and running in our new plant and all the machines have been put in place and are ready to roll! For you, our clients, this means that the slightly extended time of production in the summer is over. We are back on our regular schedule !

We hope to serve you soon in our brand new facility!

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News from the “front” & summer closure

The construction of our new plant is rapidly advancing. We are proud to show you the outsline of our office facility as well as the delivery dock !

We will be able to move according to plan! We will close and move on workshop at the time and the moving period will extend through both July and August. This being said, you, our valued customer, will not note any difference when compared to the previous years. Indeed, each workshop will be closed for a maximum of 3 weeks, as you may now be familiar with during the summer time. We will be able to honor our usual summer-related delivery times that you expect during the summer months.

The administrative offices will be closed August 9th-20th.

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Our new plant is popping out !

It is no longer a simple grouping of plans, sketches or computer based simulations: our new plant is popping out of the ground ! It is is with great pride that we see our offices and workshops taking shape a little bit more every day. The moving is still planned for the month of august and should not impact our reactivity and order output towards our clients. Please join me in crossing fingers that the weather in the French Vexin region will continue to be on our side in the next couple months!

Heads-up: we will be closed for the holidays

In Europe, as it is the case in many places in the world, december means holidays. At RACLOT we do not make exception and thus we would like to let you – client, provider, partner – know that we will be closed from december 22nd at 6pm until january 2nd included. Our activities will restart on January 3rd 2018 according to our regular schedule !

In the meantime, i am joinging myself to the rest of our RACLOT staff to wish you a fruitful end of the year and best of luck for closing your books, an ever so stressful period!

Our new website !

It is with great delight, that the entire RACLOT team joins me to present our new website ! Our new website wants to maximise its efficiency: your time is precious and the information you are seeking can be found in just a few clicks!

Light, breathing and easy to read, you will not have to navigate through text-loaded pages and fineprints. In a few seconds, you will find your information and with Raclot: what you see is what you get. In a few seconds you can find all the relevant info, along with images that, as they say (and they whoever they are, are right) are worth 1000 words.

We are delighted to count you on our new digital journey and please, feel welcomed at RACLOT – We make your rubber, flexibly.

Welcome Antonin and Garance

Our team at Raclot is happy to welcome some new blood ! Two young employees have joined the ranks:

  1. Antonin Pradon is a young engineer from the ICAM engineering school in Lille (northern France) who will be working as an expat part-time employee to help RACLOT in its developments in India. Antonin will quickly be tested in his new lifestyle, on both personnal and professionnal accounts.
  2. Garance Hurisse is a young student in Client Relations and Negociations from the IFCAE and is doing a part-school part-work alternate training. Garance will be responsible to support the sales and sales adminstrative operations in order to help increase our flexibility and reactivity towards our clients.

From all of us here at RACLOT we welcome Antonin and Garance amongst us!

A first in RACLOT history : An order «Made in USA »

It is with great pride that we announce our very first sale of RACLOT prodcuts in, until then, uncharted territories: North America, here we are!

We have received our very first order “made in the USA” this week. WIth an ambition to always develop and improve ourselves, an order coming from north america is a big step and a proud moment for RACLOT. A warm thank you to all from RACLOT and beyond that have made this deal possible!

Paving our future: We’re building a new factory

Here we go! After long and busy months of planning, we are finally ready to move to the real deal: we have started building our new factory! By moving to our new factory we will double the size of our production floor and will be able to serve our customers with more flexbility and reactivity than already used to from our teams here at RACLOT.

We shall keep you posted on the developments, but in the meantime, here is a picture of the first steps en route to our future: the earthworks have started. The first rubber prouction from our new plants are expected for the fall of 2018!