WEARE Group https://www.weare-aerospace.com A single group fully integrated and at the same time multi-specialists in France and worldwide Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:40:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.21 Mecachrome and WeAre Group are in exclusive negotiations to create a European leader in aerospace components https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/mecachrome-and-weare-group-are-in-exclusive-negotiations-to-create-a-european-leader-in-aerospace-components/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/mecachrome-and-weare-group-are-in-exclusive-negotiations-to-create-a-european-leader-in-aerospace-components/#respond Fri, 17 Dec 2021 09:14:02 +0000 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=3126 We are pleased to announce that we are in exclusive negotiations with Groupe MECACHROME to create a European leader in aerospace components. This proposed combination of Groupe MECACHROME and WeAre Group, supported by Tikehau Ace Capital and Bpifrance, is a major operation for the consolidation of the aerospace market. It will create a leading French multi-technology group in the strategic sectors of aeronautics, […]]]>

We are pleased to announce that we are in exclusive negotiations with Groupe MECACHROME to create a European leader in aerospace components.
This proposed combination of Groupe MECACHROME and WeAre Group, supported by Tikehau Ace Capital and Bpifrance, is a major operation for the consolidation of the aerospace market. It will create a leading French multi-technology group in the strategic sectors of aeronautics, space, defence and automotive.
The new Group will be led by Mr. Christian Cornille as Executive Chairman and Mr. Pascal Farella as Managing Director in charge of operations.
Both parties aim to conclude their discussions and agree on the final terms of the proposed transaction during the first quarter of 2022.
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WeAre Group completes its technological offer through the acquisition of TARAMM & GAMMA-Tial specialized in titanium casting https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-group-complete-son-offre-technologique-avec-le-metier-de-la-fonderie-titane-par-lacquisition-des-societes-taramm-gamma-tial/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-group-complete-son-offre-technologique-avec-le-metier-de-la-fonderie-titane-par-lacquisition-des-societes-taramm-gamma-tial/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 06:47:38 +0000 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=3109 WeAre Group, a major player in the market of small and medium complex detail parts, continues its development by adding titanium casting to its technological bricks. TARAMM & GAMMA-Tial will join the Group’s existing sites dedicated to turning, milling, additive, sheet metal and assembly. The two production sites are located in Ariège and Indre-et-Loire and […]]]>

WeAre Group, a major player in the market of small and medium complex detail parts, continues its development by adding titanium casting to its technological bricks.

TARAMM & GAMMA-Tial will join the Group’s existing sites dedicated to turning, milling, additive, sheet metal and assembly.

The two production sites are located in Ariège and Indre-et-Loire and currently employ 90 people. Thanks to these new plants, WeAre will gain a unique know-how in the lost wax titanium casting market.

The Group’s assets will be strengthened by 18,500m² of production space and a complete & modern machine park, including 18 to 40 kg melting furnaces. The Group will also have its own rare and strategic HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) to meet the ramp-up of rates in the aeronautical industry.

This acquisition also fulfils the needs of WeAre Group’s historical customers to secure their supply chain with solid European players capable of meeting the challenges of the coming years.

WeAre, known for its ability to consolidate, is already deploying a transformation plan on the two new sites. This will enable these sites to achieve industrial and operational excellence, just like WeAre Group’s current plants.

This operation was financed with the support of Ace Capital Partners (a subsidiary of Tikehau Capital), shareholder and historical partner of WeAre Group in its growth since its creation.

With this acquisition, WeAre Group will exceed €220m in turnover by 2024.

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Newsletter n°10 #January 2020 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/newsletter-n10-january-2020/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/newsletter-n10-january-2020/#respond Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:21:16 +0000 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2973 In the WeAre adventure initiated 4 years ago, 2019 was the year of consolidation and recognition. Our clients entrusted us with 150,000 order lines and we delivered more than 4 million parts with a record level of performance: 98% of OTD and less than 500ppm of detective parts for all customers. Our commitment & professionalism have been […]]]>

In the WeAre adventure initiated 4 years ago, 2019 was the year of consolidation and recognition.

Our clients entrusted us with 150,000 order lines and we delivered more than 4 million parts with a record level of performance: 98% of OTD and less than 500ppm of detective parts for all customers.

Our commitment & professionalism have been recognized by many customers such as Airbus, which awarded us the prestigious Performance & Quality Award in the Aerostructures and Materials category,
and by Latécoère with its prize for ESPACE’s industrial performance.

In 2020,
our outstanding service quality will be further enhanced with the deployment of the Group’s industrial strategy, designed to offer our customers the best possible response in terms of both technological expertise and performance.


INVESTMENT

In 2019, deployment of our ambitious industrial policy continued in order to prepare our growth for 2020.

We have thus continued the transformation of our sites:

On the Bouy site we set up a new 4,000m² (43,000 sq. ft.) building, which houses a materials hub and a dedicated lines for hydraulic parts.

At Chatal in Saint Nicolas de Redon, our surface treatment site, new painting booths were installed and the security of the site was reinforced.

Chatal in Herbignac has consolidated its organization through ambitious and agile projects, which have improved its production cycles and productivity.

At UMPM Casablanca the production capacity was doubled.

Opening of 2 new sites, in Morocco (EFOA) and in Montauban.

All the sites have deployed monitoring and control rooms.

We now have a unique tool for the daily digital management of the Group’s performance.

Almost €20 million has been invested in our various sites, several dozen machines have been added to the Group’s facilities and new buildings have been erected.


TECHNOLOGY

In 2019, we inaugurated EFOA’s new site in Morocco in the presence of Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Moroccan Minister of Industry and Trade.
This event allowed us to highlight the success of Morocco Park. EFOA is a modern and technologically very advanced site thanks to Raouf Moustahssine, its manager, and his teams.

In 2020,
we will continue investing in Morocco, our objective being to strengthen synergism between France and Morocco and to achieve €20M in turnover in this area by 2022.


COMMITMENT

In 2019, we also made a commitment to our ecosystem which led to us being awarded the MEDEF44 inclusion trophy, along with our partner, DSI, a company accredited for the employment of people with disabilities. This award allowed us to promote our programmers’ platform project in Lavau sur Loire.
The project, which involved our teams and those of DSI Atlantique but also Cap Emploi and Missler (the publisher of TopSolid), enabled 8 job-seekers with disabilities to receive training in programming and thus increase their employability for a job with added value and career potential. This team collaborates daily with our industrial sites and is an effective and innovative advantage of our strategy for accelerating industrialization.

In 2020, we will strengthen our partnership with DSI and other players in the sheltered employment sector and will intensify our support for people with disabilities.

In 2019, all of our sites began the process of obtaining ISO14001 certification.
In 2020, these social responsibility undertakings will be put into practice as part of our sustainable development policy. They will aim to put our concern for the environment in the forefront and to give us an edge over the competition.


INNOVATION

Our challenging and innovative strategy was widely acclaimed at the 2019 Paris Air Show and throughout the year thanks to numerous commercial successes.

The 2019 Paris Air Show enabled us to reinforce our image of agility & technical expertise and to assert our capacity for innovation thanks to our bold choice of a 100% digital stand. We were able to show our customers the extent of our development since 2017 and to reinforce our position as a preferred partner.

Our efforts definitely paid off in 2019 with:

  • The winning of a number of contracts, several packages from major customers such as Airbus, Safran, Thalès, Latécoère and Collins Aerospace, and key contracts in the defense market, which offer us good prospects for diversification.
  • The development of very promising co-engineering projects with new customers in the telecommunications market.

DEVELOPMENT

Alexandre Bonnarme joined the WeAre Group as Group Sales Director in September 2019.
In 2020, Alexandre and his teams will take up the challenge by creating a Costing division at the Head Office.

The last quarter of 2019 was devoted to restructuring the Group to streamline its organization:
this included organization charts, its legal structure,
the industrial model, the efficiency of certain BUs, etc.

Jean-Noël BASSO joined us as director of the COMEFOR site with the missions of increasing the industrial maturity of the site and developing a new tooling activity.

2020 will also see strategic international projects and a new version of our additive model, projects for which we will be able to give you more details in the coming months.


NEW SITE OF MONTAUBAN

2019 was noteworthy for the development of our new site in Montauban.
This showcase of our expertise is home to the Farella production site, Additive manufacturing facility, the WeAre Academy and the Group’s R&D division; all controlled by the head office that manages all the Group’s sites. Since September, the site’s 200 employees have been happy to share the new setting which has facilitated their interaction.

In 2020, we look forward to celebrating our achievements with you and to inaugurating our new headquarters, a center of excellence.

 


As you will have noted, much was achieved in 2019

The Supervisory Board members, my family, the Executive Committee and I would like to congratulate the teams who have brilliantly managed the project for the new Montauban site since September 2018 and in particular the industrial transfer from Farella’s historical site, which went off without a hitch.
We would also like to congratulate all employees at each site in France and abroad as well as at the head office for their daily commitment and for having brilliantly met the challenges of 2019.

I’m very proud to work alongside such motivated and committed teams, it is this cohesion that makes WeAre’s strength.

We approach the challenges awaiting us in 2020 serenely thanks to the solid assets we have at our disposal:

  • Available capicities
  • High-performance sites with a clear path to excellence
  • Fully mastered and competitive industrial facilities
  • Teams are trained and ready to take any challenge
  • Existing and available inter-site synergism
  • Agile organization with a hyper-responsive head office that is attentive to all needs.

On behalf of the entire management team,
I would like to thank you for your commitment to the success of the WeAre Group and wish you and your families a wonderful year in 2020.

We also wish a successful year 2020 to our loyal customers who honor us with their testimonials and trust.

Pascal Farella | CEO WeAre Group


AGENDA

31 march > 02 april
Aircraft Interiors, Hamburg

6 > 8 april
ADSS, Seattle USA

8 > 11 june
Eurosatory, Paris

16 > 18 june
3D PRINT, Lyon France

20 > 24 july
Farnborough Airshow, Great Britain


Editorial board
Karyn Lucas – Marion Batmalle – Michel Bloch – Pascal Farella
contact@weare-aerospace.com

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WeAre inaugurates its new EFOA site in Morocco https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-inaugurates-its-new-efoa-site-in-morocco/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-inaugurates-its-new-efoa-site-in-morocco/#respond Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:18:36 +0000 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2947 On Tuesday 29 October, we had the pleasure to inaugurate our new EFOA site in Morocco with the presence of Mr Moulay Hafid Elalami, Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy and Mr Karim Cheikh, President of GIMAS. We also celebrated this event the next evening with our customers. EFOA’s new modern and […]]]>

On Tuesday 29 October, we had the pleasure to inaugurate our new EFOA site in Morocco with the presence of Mr Moulay Hafid Elalami, Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy and Mr Karim Cheikh, President of GIMAS. We also celebrated this event the next evening with our customers.
EFOA’s new modern and digitalized site is a reference in the surface treatment market.
Congratulations to Mr Raouf Moustahssine and congratulations to the entire EFOA team.

 

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WeAre is rewarded by Airbus for its performance https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-is-rewarded-by-airbus-for-its-performance/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-is-rewarded-by-airbus-for-its-performance/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:20:39 +0000 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2927 WeAre Group is proud to have received last evening at the Airbus Global Supplier Conference 2019, the prestigious “Performance & Quality Award” from Mr. Klaus Richter – Purchasing Director of Airbus Group. This award recognizes WeAre for its top-level industrial performance toward Airbus in the category Aerostructure and Materials. This distinction is the result of […]]]>

WeAre Group is proud to have received last evening at the Airbus Global Supplier Conference 2019, the prestigious “Performance & Quality Award” from Mr. Klaus Richter – Purchasing Director of Airbus Group.
This award recognizes WeAre for its top-level industrial performance toward Airbus in the category Aerostructure and Materials.

This distinction is the result of the industrial organization set up since our creation in 2016, which aims to offer to our customers the best levels of requirements both in terms of technological expertise and performance.

Pascal FARELLA, WeAre Group CEO, particularly thanked WeAre teams at all our sites for their commitment and professionalism, which this award is now highlighting.

Finally, on this anniversary date, WeAre group thanks Airbus for this half-century of common history. Airbus is not just a simple customer for us, but a real partner that enabled us to grow from a small company to an international company. We are proud to be at the side of Airbus and its teams to meet the major technological challenges that are awaiting us in the coming years.

 

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WeAre shares its successes and writes the next chapter of its history at the Paris Air Show 2019 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-shares-its-successes-and-writes-the-next-chapter-of-its-history-at-the-paris-air-show-2019/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-shares-its-successes-and-writes-the-next-chapter-of-its-history-at-the-paris-air-show-2019/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:23:21 +0000 http://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2837 The Paris Air Show 2017 was the first group’s participation in a major exhibition. It was the opportunity to introduce the “new brand” WeAre Group to market players and to share the group’s vision and strategy. Since 2017, the group has doubled its size: 2000 employees and $275 million turnover. We have particularly strengthened our […]]]>

The Paris Air Show 2017 was the first group’s participation in a major exhibition. It was the opportunity to introduce the “new brand” WeAre Group to market players and to share the group’s vision and strategy.

Since 2017, the group has doubled its size: 2000 employees and $275 million turnover. We have particularly strengthened our international footprint with our park geographical organisation
During this 53rd edition, we will be presenting all our subsidiaries around the world.

Our second participation in the Paris Air Show as a Group represents for us the opportunity to:

  • – Exchange with our customers and prospects on our respective challenges
  • – Highlight our International partnerships success and demonstrate that our « Park » approach answers to the global requirements of high-tech industries with the presence of our international teams
  • – Reinforce our image of rigour, agility and strong involvement
  • – Affirm our know-how, technical expertise, innovation ability and our committment to be at the cutting-edge of technology
  • – Promote our cohesion and cultural diversity

Paris Air Show is also an opportunity to promote our innovation policy. WeAre Innovation is the Innovation Department of WeAre Group with two main activities : Acceleration Program for Start-ups and Exhibition Program for Industrial Innovators.
WeAre is an active member of French Tech and French Fab in Tokyo and Singapore.
In order to promote our innovative culture, 2 start-ups will be hosted on our stand : POLLEN & HEXADRONE.

WeAre is already preparing to face the challenges that will transform our industry over the next 10 years.
Our roadmap for 2022 will lead us to be :

  • – WORD LEADER in the manufacture and distribution of small and high-tech mechanical components and products for advanced markets
  • – A GROUP OF EXPERTS ESSENTIAL to its customers
  • – AN ACTOR OF REFERENCE on the mobility market
  • – A SUSTAINABLE, GLOBAL AND INTEGRATED GROUP grounding its development on agility,
    anticipation,  self-adaption and innovation strength

Paris Air Show 2019 Press Release

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WeAre Pacific : a key supporter of the French Tech Community in Tokyo https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-pacific-a-key-supporter-of-the-french-tech-community-in-tokyo/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/weare-pacific-a-key-supporter-of-the-french-tech-community-in-tokyo/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 14:34:21 +0000 http://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2814 WeAre Group has been particularly active in the promotion of La French Tech in Tokyo and Singapore. Through the WeAre Innovation Hub in Tokyo, the group is supporting French startups and entrepreneurs willing to come to Japan, offering them a place to gather and exchange. With this mindset, WeAre Pacific welcomed the April and May […]]]>

WeAre Group has been particularly active in the promotion of La French Tech in Tokyo and Singapore.
Through the WeAre Innovation Hub in Tokyo, the group is supporting French startups and entrepreneurs willing to come to Japan, offering them a place to gather and exchange.

With this mindset, WeAre Pacific welcomed the April and May sessions of the French Tech Rendez-Vous. The first event held on April 9th gathered more than 50 people, French and Japanese, creating an amazing friendly atmosphere.

The second French Tech Rendez-vous, held on May 13th, was special thanks to the participation of the French Delegation for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs. WeAre Group, member of the delegation, decided to welcome the successful group of entrepreneurs to meet with the French Tech Tokyo Community. With 30 French companies represented and more than 40 attendees, WeAre welcomed this time around 80 people! Using the three floors of WeAre Pacific Tokyo Building, the Exhibition Space, the Startup space and the Rooftop, everyone was able to enjoy a good time and find some professional connections.

And these events were just a start!

Through our Innovation Manager, Mrs Célia Boffo, the group is now part of the French Tech Tokyo Community’s Board and will continue, through events, startup acceleration program and partnerships, to promote la French Tech and collaboration between France and Japan innovation ecosystems.

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About WeAre Innovation Hub :

WeAre Innovation Hub in Tokyo is composed of two main spaces:

  • An Exhibition space, to allow startups and industrial innovators, French or Japanese, to gather, exchange and promote innovation. We welcome networking events, workshops, conferences, or exhibition. Free of charge and branded both French Tech and French Fab, this place aims to be a place of creation of new opportunities for startups and industrial innovators.
  • An Office and Startup space, where we welcome startups joining our Acceleration program. Willing to bring Industry 4.0-oriented projects to life applicable to the Aerospace, Medical and Automotive sectors. Launched this year and addressed to startups developing technologies in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial IoT, Robotics and Big Data. Through this program, we give them access to the group industrial expertise, facilities, factories, engineers, equipment and offer them to codevelop a Proof Of Concept together.

For more information about La French Tech Tokyo or WeAre Innovation Programs, please contact Ms Célia Boffo, Innovation Manager and French Tech Tokyo Board Member at celia.boffo@weare-pacific.com

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Newsletter n°9 #May2019 https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/newsletter-n9-may2019/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/newsletter-n9-may2019/#respond Mon, 27 May 2019 10:07:07 +0000 http://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2760 EDITO

Our vision of the Group’s international dimension

International development has been a priority for the Group since its creation. It is a major strategic challenge, a vector for growth and diversification that also enables us to support our customers more effectively. Moreover, it is a source of innovation and continuous improvement, because the wide range of skills and approaches within the Group strengthen our ability to meet our customers’ requirements. Finally, our international presence is driven by a philosophy of business efficiency that enables us to provide our local customers with competitive regional solutions.

In 2018, the creation of WeAre PACIFIC helped us gain a strong foothold in the automotive and medical markets and enabled us to meet the needs of our major customers in the aeronautics and defense markets (AIRBUS, SAFRAN, THALES, etc.) more effectively, all key customers that are looking for partners capable of providing them with support in this region of the world.

Our international development is managed by WeAre International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WeAre.

WeAre International’s first development missions were in the Pacific region (Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand) and the Middle East (WeAre Gulf). The teams are already preparing to set up entities in China and India and planning further development in North America.

We have always preferred to develop our international business with local partners, in order to have a better understanding of local operating methods and cultures. The partners we choose must have effective networks and, above all, share the same strategic philosophy and experiences. This international diversity should be seen as an asset for the Group and its development will be one of the keys to our success in the future. The world is global, and so we must have a global approach to our business, recruitment and strategy.

Philippe Rivière - CEO WeAre International

Philippe Rivière – CEO WeAre International


The creation of WeAre Pacific in March 2018 resulted from a meeting between Prismadd, which was looking for international partners in order to penetrate new markets and promote additive manufacturing, and Yamaichi Special Steel, which is always interested in new technologies that it can integrate into its “Factory Mall”. Only a few months later, Prismadd Japan was created and inaugurated in February 2016.

At the same time, WeAre Aerospace was in the process of being established in France. In 2017, it was only natural that the WeAre Group would decide to open all its activities up to the international market. Yamaichi Special Steel was the ideal and logical partner to help the Group set up WeAre Pacific. Again, it took only a few months to consolidate 9 sites and more than 420 people in 5 countries under the same banner. By organizing WeAre Pacific into “Market-oriented” Business Units, we focused each facility’s activity on a particular specialty and provided our customers with a structured response to their needs. Yamaichi’s existing structures were maintained in Japan and Vietnam, where there is a strong focus on the automotive market, whereas WeAre Pacific’s presence in the Aeronautics sector have required a series of new developments, each providing a specific, complementary response.

The opening of a “smart factory” devoted to precision parts and MRO (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) in Seletar (Singapore) aims to group our resources and relieve the workload at the historic Globaltronic Precision site, which joined the group in August 2018.

Our project in Malaysia is being structured to create a highly competitive, integrated company specialized in aluminum machining to meet our long-standing customers’ growing needs for large volumes.

In Japan, the high level of local industrial expertise has enabled the Group to position itself in the market for engine parts.

As regards, the Medical market, the capacities of the Globaltronic Bio-Tech and GLS sites will be reinforced in the coming months by new production facilities in Malaysia and the rationalization of resources in Vietnam.

In the space of just two years, WeAre Pacific will have developed a range of product offers covering every need in the region, thanks to the integration of the group’s businesses, and driven by a sustained innovation policy (see below). 2019 promises to be a year filled with key announcements!

Adrien Pichon | Directeur WeAre Pacific Manager division Aerospace

Adrien Pichon | Directeur WeAre Pacific Manager division Aerospace


Extension of the building in Vietnam to double the surface area

The opening ceremony for Yamaichi Special Steel Vietnam Co.’s second factory took place on March 6 in Vietnam.

This factory has a workshop of more than 32,292 sq.ft (3000m2) primarily devoted to machining. It has 6 surface machining centers, 2 lathes,1 radial machine, 3 machining centers, 2 wire-cut EDM machines and 2 precision surface-grinding machines.

Our priority customers are essentially the existing customers of Yamaichi Special Steel, customers of YST, our Thai subsidiary and Japanese companies based in Vietnam. We are mainly targeting the automotive market, but we also aim to meet the needs of the medical and aerospace industries.

The opening of this new machining site will complement our existing activities in material distribution, heat treatment and surface treatment, and enable us to provide our customers with a comprehensive industrial solution.


A new factory in SELETAR

After the integration of Globaltronic Group in WeAre Pacific in the summer of 2018, we decided to pursue our expansion in Singapore by creating a new entity: Globaltronic Aero. The company is based on the Seletar Aerospace Park, which is home to Airbus, Safran, Rolls Royce and many other international companies.

The 32,292 sq.ft (3000m2) factory, which is shared with MATCOR (a CETIM company), will be a Smart Factory devoted to the aerospace sector, incorporating all the Group’s specialized processes, from machining and 3D printing to AIRBUS and BOEING-certified quality assurance processes.

Specializing in hard metals, this new production site fits perfectly into our regional strategy, since it complements the developments in Malaysia, that are focused on light metals. As in France and Japan, the building will also house an innovation hub (with French Fab and French Tech certifications). The hub will include an exhibition area, which both local and French companies can use to present their innovative technologies, and an incubation area that will enable pre-selected start-ups to work with the engineers on site and install their solutions directly on the machines in the factory.

This new development phase in the region represents a total investment of more than €6 million. It will enable WeAre Pacific to establish itself as a major industrial player and become part of the innovation and new-technology ecosystem in Singapore.

The new site will be operational in the last quarter of 2019

Paul Achkar | Directeur développement commercial Asie du Sud


Projects in 2019

WeAre integrates dynamic innovation ecosystems in Singapore and Tokyo 

Singapore is ranked as the fifth most innovative country in the world according to the Global Innovation Index. The country is home to a vibrant ecosystem of start-ups, multinationals, R&D centers and universities, which seek to provide solutions to highly complex issues through cutting-edge innovation.

At the same time, the innovation ecosystem in Japan is also thriving and growing rapidly, with the development of solid start-up communities, strategic support from the government through the “J-start-up” initiative, large groups opening up to greater cooperation with start-ups and a pool of university specialists and researchers willing to collaborate with industry.

In order to incorporate innovative technologies into the Group, “WeAre Innovation” is working actively in the Pacific region, launching R&D projects, undertaking joint development and investments in certain start-ups involved in strategic technologies for our industries.

To take things to the next level, WeAre has teamed up with Leonie Hill Capital, the leading venture capital company in Singapore, to create a joint investment fund called the Etoile Fund. The results have been immediate, with an initial investment in a French industrial gem called Pollen. This start-up has developed a new multi-material industrial process which combines the mechanical performance of injection molding and the flexibility of additive manufacturing.

Our innovation hubs and start-up accelerators based in Seletar (Singapore) and Tokyo (Japan) are working towards a common goal, i.e. collaborating with start-ups in the Industry 4.0 sector to turn our facilities into smart factories that will revolutionize future products.

As part of the French Tech and French Fab communities in Singapore and Japan, we are now ambassadors for French technology and manufacturing. Within this context, we had the honor of meeting and exchanging ideas with representatives from the French government: Mr. Mounir Mahdjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Transformation; Mr. Henry Verdier, Digital Ambassador; and Mr. Pedro Novo, Director of Export Financing at BpiFrance.  Thanks to these meetings and our strategic positioning in industry and innovation, we now have the active support of French institutions for our future projects in France and abroad.

All these actions will enable the Group to pursue the following developments:

  • Optimization of our production processes through integration of breakthrough innovations in all the Group’s companies;
  • Integration of greater added value in our existing products;
  • Diversification of our activities and products;
  • The acquisition of expertise in professions of the future.

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, BU ADDITIVE

At the end of 2018, we launched a “Knowledge Management” (KM) system in the Additive BU. KM makes it possible to note, identify, analyze, organize, memorize and share collective knowledge between the members of an organization – the knowledge created by the company itself or acquired from outside – in order to achieve a particular objective. The aim of the approach is to preserve, pool and summarize the company’s knowledge, notably the knowledge of its employees, in order to share and exploit it.

This has many benefits:

  • Reducing the impact when technical experts leave the company and anticipating/targeting HR needs,
  • Sharing best practices between different sites with the same activities,
  • Capitalizing on existing knowledge to avoid needing to look for solutions to problems that have already been solved.
  • Optimizing the integration process for new employees,
  • Improving the company’s agility by effectively mobilizing specific skills and knowledge
  • Training networks of specialists, etc.

Therefore, the aim of Knowledge Management is to ensure the company’s long-term efficiency and solidity.

“The Additive BU has particular Knowledge-Management potential. In recent years, the Group’s Additive teams have significantly developed their expertise in a sector that is still not very mature in industrial terms, but that is growing rapidly. This is all the more critical in that the continuous learning process, which draws on old and new knowledge, concerns relatively small teams working in different locations”

Matthias DE SOUSA | Responsable 3D Materials et chef de projet KM au sein de WeAre Additive.

The project concerns the Additive BU in France and abroad, since knowledge modelling is a key factor for developing this activity in new territories.


The international market represents the vitality of WeAre Group, its constant quest for excellence and customer proximity; it constantly brings new development opportunities for our talents and constitutes a magnificent melting pot of innovation and differentiation.

Our international development is a springboard for our activities, which requires us to structure our businesses in order to deploy them efficiently and sustainably. As such, our Knowledge Management (K.M.) approach is emblematic of the importance of formalizing our know-how

to build bridges between countries and between teams in order to accelerate and secure our development in strategic regions.

Pascal Farella - CEO WeAre Group

Pascal Farella | CEO WeAre Group


Agenda

 

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Suply Chain and Quality Improvement Program https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/suply-chain-and-quality-improvement-program/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/suply-chain-and-quality-improvement-program/#respond Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:39:43 +0000 http://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2708 Last January, Airbus brought together its main suppliers for the “SQIP Day” or Suply Chain and Quality Improvement Program. WeAre Group was awarded for the 3rd consecutive year. In 2016, the group won the “Best Improver” award, followed by the “Best Performer” award in 2017 and 2018. This award recognizes the operational and industrial excellence […]]]>

Last January, Airbus brought together its main suppliers for the “SQIP Day” or Suply Chain and Quality Improvement Program.
WeAre Group was awarded for the 3rd consecutive year. In 2016, the group won the “Best Improver” award, followed by the “Best Performer” award in 2017 and 2018.
This award recognizes the operational and industrial excellence of our teams.

 

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MRO Middle East https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/2687-2/ https://www.weare-aerospace.com/en/2687-2/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:51:18 +0000 http://www.weare-aerospace.com/?p=2687 February 10, the 2019 edition of the MRO Middle East will take place in Dubai. WeAre is happy to take part in this event for the third consecutive time. Exhibiting year after year allows us to stay connect with the Middle East MRO Industries. It is also a good opportunity for us to highlight our […]]]>

February 10, the 2019 edition of the MRO Middle East will take place in Dubai. WeAre is happy to take part in this event for the third consecutive time. Exhibiting year after year allows us to stay connect with the Middle East MRO Industries. It is also a good opportunity for us to highlight our business. WeAre Aerospace serves International Aerospace/Aeronautical industries by providing Certified Spare Part Production.

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Global Finishing
  • Additive
  • Sub Assembly
  • SpeedShop
  • Reverse engineering & Design optimization

 

One of the biggest innovation and trends in the interiors/MRO landscape is the introduction of 3D Printing/Additive manufacturing. It will allow us to enable on-demand manufacturing of spare parts through a 3D Digital Library, eliminating the need of physical inventory. Key hurdle currently for Additive manufacturing is the 3D Digital CAD files of the Spare Parts and the number of certified 3D Printing materials.

WeAre Group’s additive manufacturing business unit:

WeAre Additive was created with the objective of setting up an integrated offer with quality partners to meet each step of the creation of a product in additive manufacturing.

WeAre Additive offers a fully integrated End to End offer, dedicated to the production of all your simple & complex parts from raw material.

  • 3DMaterials
  • 3DXpertise / Engineering
  • Production / PRISMADD
  • DATA / 3DTrust

 

Our added value

ECOSYSTEM: All-inclusive solution connected to key players

KNOW-HOW: Benefit from years of R&D

EXPERIENCE: Industrial fast implementation

EXPERTISE: Efficiency and productivity continuous improvement

WILLINGNESS: Work with a proactive team

 

Strong ambitions, a development at the cutting edge of technology

–   Revolutionize industrial concepts through 3D printing expertise

–  Develop a global offer of proximity through value-added skills

– To position itself as a loyal ally through an educational approach using an industrial method

Come and meet us!

We will be present on the French pavilion on booth 425. We look forward to share with you.

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