The health crisis linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our way of life for over a year now. This difficult period has also had many impacts on businesses and organisations, and we are striving to make decisions in the best interests of our employees, customers, partners and consumers by keeping their health and safety as top priority.
The various lockdown periods have strongly encouraged consumers to invest in various home improvement equipment, generating unprecedented demand for many of our fabrics.
Alongside this very high demand, and as is the case for many industries, we are facing major supply problems from our various suppliers of raw materials, which has the immediate effect of extending our manufacturing times for certain items.
Today, our production and distribution facilities are operating at full capacity and since the beginning of the crisis our group has taken all possible measures to ensure the best possible service.
At the beginning of the year, we announced the acquisition of a new additional 35,000 m2 industrial site, on a 10-hectare site in Hordain, Hauts-de-France, in order to support the development of our work and increase our industrial capacity. Located at the crossroads of Europe, along the A2 motorway that links Paris and Brussels, this new site has motorway connections to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, England and Germany to be able to ensure very quick deliveries throughout Europe.
Today, after only six months of work, we are happy to be able to announce the weaving of the first metres of fabric with a first production team. And that’s just the beginning, as many developments and installations are still underway with the creation of 100 production positions in 11 months!
Over time, our new, extremely modern factory will employ 150 people and will enable us to increase our production capacity by 50% to meet the growing demand for all our product ranges.
We would like to thank you once again for your confidence and support. Our sales teams remain at your disposal more than ever to support you in your projects and to find solutions together to meet your needs.
With kind regards,
Chief Executive Officer