Following the fire that occured at the end of August, which impacted Manoir Bouzonville’s forging workshop, all effort was made to limit the impact on customers, suppliers and employees. By 2nd September, activity started in the finishing, machining and tools workshops, as well as in administrative services. All the technical, logistical and sales teams took immediate action to set up sub-contracting solutions amongst our industrial partners. Thanks to the support of the latter and our customers’cooperation, the first tranche of parts has arrived to feed the downstream workshops.
An important step: the restart of the hot extrusion line
This installation – which is used to produce shafts, tubes and other parts of greater length – have been less severely affected by the fire. The hard and closely coordinated work of the maintenance and purchasing teams and the engineering company enabled the restart of this production facility on Wednesday 13th November. The first parts from this will henceforward feed the workshop and customers in the short term.
The forge of the future
Manoir Bouzonville has made every effort to transform the forge of the future. An internal and participative reflection has made it possible to identify projects that will integrate technological leaps in metal processing activities such as instrumentation, forging techniques, handling, flow management and energy recycling. This whole project is carried out in close partnership with elected officials and public authorities.
Manoir Bouzonville’s team looks forward to keeping you informed in 2020 regarding the next steps of the rebuild.