On 13th July 2017, Latecoere officially laid the first stone of its 4.0 factory in Toulouse-Montredon. This new production site aims at meeting industrial challenges and accelerating the company’s digitalization.
On this occasion, Carole Delga (former Minister, President of Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée Region), Jean-Luc Moudenc (Mayor of Toulouse, President of Toulouse Métropole) and Yannick Assouad (CEO of Latecoere) gave a joint press conference and laid the symbolic foundation stone of this innovative factory.
The group plans to invest between €25 and €30 million for this new elementary component production factory. Latecoere decided to focus on customer satisfaction, by setting up lean manufacturing lines – which will reduce production times from a few weeks to a few days. This new factory will welcome about 100 employees, relying on their existing talent and know-how.
Architect view of the future digital plant in Toulouse-Montredon
This 4.0 factory will combine automation and innovative process, by relying on the Internet of things and cyber-physical systems for a « zero paper » production site. The result will be an intelligent collaboration between the different production units and the factory ecosystem.
The Future Industry Alliance (L’Alliance Industrie du Futur – AIF) has awarded Latecoere the “Future Industry Showcase” label. Recognizing commitment to a path towards transforming industry, the label rewards this innovative project for the large-scale organization of production, notably through the latest digital technologies.
Besides, Latecoere was labelled “Window for the future of the industry” by the Alliance Industrie du Futur (AIF). This label rewards this innovative production organization based on digital technologies, and symbolizes the group’s commitment to help transform the industry.
Since the beginning in 1917, Latecoere chose Toulouse to establish, contributing to make it a worldwide capital of aerospace. After 100 years, Latecoere remains in line with its first commitment and confirms it by building this new 4.0 factory in the Gabardie-Montredon area.
This new “smart factory” is proof of the combined wills and shared commitments of Toulouse Métropole and the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region. The production site should be ready in February 2018.
Yannick Assouad offered “Latecoere, 100 years of aerospace technologies” (Privat editions) to Carole Delga and Jean-Luc Moudenc