Our goal is to become the French cobotics leader within the next three years
“Performance is born from the balance between man and machine. Cobots are allies that improve industrial performance and working conditions. It is such a vision which led to the creation of Husky, a smart mobile platform for load transportation and handling, and Hulky, a cobot for the manipulation and compensation of heavy loads. Three years ago we did not even exist and today our order book in the 2nd quarter exceeds €2 million. Indeed the “jeu à la nantaise” (special Nantes touch) is a reality in business too: all stakeholders, whether public or private, are connected and join forces for the development of their territory and for its prestige. For us, this close cooperation meant support from Réseau Entreprendre and Atlanpole, capital of €1.5 million raised in particular from two regional funds and local business angels, partnerships with industrial operators, enhanced credibility thanks to the EMC2 competitiveness cluster, etc.
Our goal now is to become the French cobotics leader within the next three years. On Jules Verne’s native land, we are allowed to dream. Even better, we can dare!”
Founder of E-Cobot
We are today shaping the future of our industry with one an overarching goal: paying attention to our human capital
“In Saint-Nazaire, we produce sections of aircraft fuselage. The pace is intense: about a thousand sections per year are mounted, assembled and tested. To stay on course, we invest annually €100 million in innovation – technological, digital and social. We are today shaping the future of our industry with one an overarching goal: paying attention to our human capital. We believe in empowering our employees, in reducing arduousness thanks to cobots and exoskeletons, in performance by promoting well-being at work via a Cifre thesis with the University of Nantes… Knowing that you can count on local partners, from very small to medium enterprises and high level academics, is a key ingredient of our territory’s magic potion. Team spirit is a value that takes on its full significance, particularly to make the factory of the future a reality.
To conclude, one word about Saint-Nazaire – an attractive and proactive town that deserves to be known. All stakeholders have joined forces to develop, with Nantes, a first class economic city and put in place the key infrastructure for the future. “
Manager of the Airbus plant in Saint-Nazaire
Chairman of the Jules Verne TRI
We have adopted a collaborative and stimulating approach to progress management. Many local players in the public or private sector share this mindset
“We deliver two large ships per year. Enough to get over 12,000 people working across the territory, including our sub-contractors. Growth is sustained: since 2013, we have recruited 1,500 persons and 1,000 new recruitments are planned over the next five years. Global competition, considering that 90% of our turnover is generated from exports, require top-notch expertise and continuous innovation in all areas. We have adopted a collaborative and stimulating approach to progress management. Many local players in the public or private sector share this mindset. Working as one team is a specificity of the territory. So is innovation. In fact, we support local initiatives via the Audacity Awards and we are present in institutions such as the EMC2 competitiveness cluster dedicated to the industry of the future, and the Jules Verne TRI which conducts research projects on cross-cutting industrial subjects. We believe that it is important and natural to actively contribute to the development and promotion of the territory: attracting businesses and talents contribute to the virtuous circle of our local economy. “
Managing Director of Chantiers de l’Atlantique