Integrated into the Renault group and benefiting from its good health, the Fonderie de Bretagne (Caudan, 430 employees, turnover in 2016: €58 million) invested €92 million between 2010 and 2016, including €48 million in a new line, notably to improve its manufacture of differential casings made of cast iron, and €20 million to improve working conditions.
The site specialises in the manufacture of suspension arms, extraction bends and steering knuckles. L. Galmard, CEO of the site, wanted to optimise their industrial equipment to meet the demands of Renault, Dacia and Nissan, which represent 85% of production, but also BMW, Fiat and Peugeot. With these investments, they should increase their production capacity from 26 to 38 kT/year by 2018 with machining hours going from 45,000 to 90,000 h. The foundry has already created 67 jobs between 2011 and 2016.
Sources : Ouest France – 14/03/2017, Les Echos – 29/03/2017
Photo credit : Ouest France