AEMI Group, specialized in precision machining of light alloys, joins Ventana Group as of January 28th, 2020.
Ventana ideally completes its offer of global solutions (V-Solutions) by combining within the Mechanical Division the expertise, the know-how and the skills of Ventana Narcastet, Ventana Taverny and AEMI Group, based in Mérignac (France), Arcos de Valvedez (Portugal), Casablanca (Morocco) and Sousse (Tunisia).
The Mechanical Division involves, in its new scope, more than 450 people in 4 countries and achieves sales revenues of 32 m€. It is managed by M. Frédéric Louart, current CEO of AEMI Group, who also takes over the function of CEO within Ventana.
Through this strategical acquisition, Ventana Group expands its external growth and increases its geographic footprint throughout its facilities in France, Austria, Sweden, Portugal, Morocco and Tunisia, creating herewith the opportunity for international solutions.
The integration of these 5 new plants within the Mechanical Division also enlarges the Customer portfolio now including the most important players in each market. Ventana expects new sales opportunities allowing all of Ventana’s Customers to benefit from attractive global solutions (V-Solutions).
Ventana mainly supplies aeronautic, space, defense and energy industries in Europe and North America.
With now more than 1100 employees and 15 plants in France, Austria, Sweden, Portugal, Morocco and Tunisia, the Group approaches 90m€ of Turnover.
We hope to have encouraged future collaborations between entities, from different universes, and yet sharing a common objective of co-innovating in emerging markets contributing to their digital transformations.
The objective is to accelerate the process of innovation and positioning in the digital economy as mentioned by the Secretary of State for Economy and Finance, Agnès Pannier-Runacher.
The transformation started 10 years ago. Ventana has embarked on the modernization of its foundry in Arudy thanks to the digital shift. Successful digital projects, recognized by the label “Vitrine Industrie Du Futur”.
The 5th edition of the New Aquitaine Aeronautics and Space Talents, opened by Cédric Gautier, the CEO of Stelia Aerospace, brought together 250 people in Bordeaux, this Thursday, December 5 at the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux. The event, organized by La Tribune in co-creation with the association BAAS (Bordeaux Aquitaine aeronautics and space), saluted the career paths of eight professionals in the sector. Here are the winners.
“It is urgent and vital to review and transform the French supply chain in the aeronautical sector to recover profitability and investment capacity […] Our supply chain needs to consolidate with more ETI in the aeronautics sector. Today there are very nice intermediary companies but also a myriad of SMEs that are still too small to resist the wave that is coming and which requires strong capacities for innovation and investment! “
It is through this unambiguous call that Cédric Gautier, CEO of Stelia Aerospace (€ 2.2 billion in turnover and 7,100 employees on three continents), launched the 5th edition of the New Aquitaine Aeronautical Talents and Space this December 5, 2019. “Competition is fierce and fierce in the aeronautical sector and this involves investing, innovating, training and reaching critical mass and best cost production (best costs, Editor’s note. We need an industrial vision and take the essential turn of connectivity and big data “, he continued in front of 250 decision-makers in the aeronautics, space and defense sector coming from all the southwest of France .
Vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council in charge of economic development and the digital economy, Bernard Uthurry mentioned in the introduction the efforts made by the aeronautical world to reduce its environmental footprint and the actions of the local authority engaged in the same direction, framed by the NeoTerra roadmap. In addition to the musical interludes of the Aeronauts, the orchestra of the Aeroparc de Bordeaux, the evening was punctuated by interventions by leaders and professionals from the sector from leading companies such as ArianeGroup, Thales, Expleo Group, Dassault, Stelia Aerospace Composites, Roxel, CFAI Aquitaine and SIAé / AIA de Bordeaux. From the delivery of the Ariane 6 launcher to Guyana to the future of touchscreen avionics, passing through the requirements of maintaining operational conditions, the profession of aircraft technician, working in a multi-functional team and transforming factories without paper, the themes addressed were as specific as they were varied.
Eight courses of excellence rewarded
During the evening, eight prizes were awarded to highlight both the excellence of these professional careers and the diversity of professions offered by this sector. Three women are among the winners. The jury was made up of industrial players who are members of the BAAS (Bordeaux Aquitaine Aeronautics and Space) association and La Tribune.
Prize n ° 1: Study, R&D, design, tests / engineer and managerLauréat : Alexis Claverie, project manager at Ventana
Entering Ventana in apprenticeship just after his engineering school in industrial systems engineering, Alexis Claverie was quickly entrusted with the innovative aeronautical Carter project for environmental benefit (Caribbean). Following this successful project, he took charge of the development projects of the research department. The objective was to make developments more reliable and reduce delays: objective achieved thanks to digital simulation and 3D design technologies.
Nominated: Perrine Tharaud, head of research and technology and engineering department at Stelia Composites.
Sponsors: Jacques Mangon, mayor of Saint-Médard-en-Jalles and vice-president of Bordeaux Métropole, and Pascal Gicquel, ground system equipment manager at ArianeGroup
By Pierre Cheminade | 06/12/2019, 9:02 | LaTribune
During the 2018 Helitech Show in Amsterdam, Airbus Helicopters presented Ventana Arudy with an award for outstanding industrial performance.
This award specifically commends the objectives met based on two key performance indicators: 1- On-time delivery rate: Ventana Arudy has had an on-time delivery rate with Airbus Helicopters close to 100% for a number of years, 2- A level of quality in keeping with the standards of one of Ventana Arudy’s top customers.
Note: Ventana Arudy was presented with an innovation Award in 2016, for the introduction of technological building blocks into our development process for new parts and mass production. The digital chain made up of all these technological building blocks reduces our customers’ development time by 4, halves NRC costs and lowers the reported weight of produced parts by around 10%.
Like every year, VENTANA group has opened its doors for the Industry Week, to showcase our foundry and mechanical activities within an innovative environment.
Our sites in Nouvelle Aquitaine and in the Paris Region have raised awareness of industrial activities for high school students, associations and employment seekers undergoing professional retraining.
A tour combining an overview of our expertise was also organized for 17 partners (training bodies, employment agencies, temporary employment agencies, institutions) at the sites of Narcastet and Arudy.
The Industry Week is also an opportunity to inform the general public about our permanent or temporary job offer: in 2017, more than half of our work-study contracts offers were taken thanks to this event.
The shop floor of Ventana Narcastet site, specialising in precision machining of complex assemblies and sub-assemblies, incorporated on November 21 a new equipment unit: a DOOSAN V8300M vertical turning centre.
The system, due to be commissioned on december 14, will be a great addition to the site’s current capabilities for machining parts up to a diameter of 830mm. The C-axis complements the range with a milling/drilling function. This machine is also associated with 23 C6 capto tool stations as well as a 70 bar high-pressure pump.
These investments allow the site to upgrade its solutions and enhance its capacities. With this investment, Ventana Narcastet supports its customers and their developments and offers new perspectives for future customers.
VENTANA Arudy hosted a special event for its employees’ families: 123 visitors attended and were shown around the site. This guided tour followed the steps of the production cycle of a miniature aircraft (visit of the process planning department for design, 3D printer for mould elements, watching casting, non destructive tests, etc.).
After completing the ‘young founder’s quiz’ specially prepared for the event, each child went home with their own model airplane.
This educational and friendly experience was a great success. Ventana Arudy wishes to host this event again.
The Formula Student is an international challenge. The programme kicked off in the USA in 1981 on SAE’s (Society of Automotive Engineers) initiative and has now gained worldwide acclaim. The Estaca Formula Team association aims to design and build a single-seater racing car to compete in the Formula Student championship.
VENTANA’s Argenteuil site, specialising in the development of mechanically welded constructions actively, contributed to the project by supporting the school’s association in building the vehicle’s tubular steel chassis.
The Estaca team commissioned our teams for the following operations on the racing car: floor, roll cage and brace checking, welding and rebalancing, as well as final assembly with all the chassis tubes and the assembly interfaces.
The car was unveiled on 9 March 2017 on VENTANA’s Argenteuil site. Our employees had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel and enjoy the fine work performed by the school, with which we will pursue our partnership.