The aeronautics sector is suffering dramatically from the paralysis of the world economy caused by the health crisis linked to Covid-19, this is why local companies in the sector have been forced to adapt: practice telework, review their organizations, cover up partially unemployed.
“Ventana’s goal is clear in this moment of uncertainty: to keep our people, to keep our skills. This will only be possible with a lively and constructive dialogue with Ventana stakeholders. ”
The Ventana footprint continues to expand into export business. Régis Balesta, Plant Manager of Ventana Foundry Arudy explains “We have attracted new customers […] from North America, they strengthen our corporate image”
This international success is the result of various modernizations projects which have transformed an aging industry into the innovative 4.0 plant which is Ventana Foundry Arudy as of now. After difficult years with a low level of activity, this is the positive outcome of a decade of efforts to increase the activity.
Alexis Claverie, responsible for projects in the process department of Ventana Arudy, has won the regional New Aquitaine talent award for Aeronautics and Space, innovation category since December 5, 2019 in Bordeaux.
This award is the fruit of more than 10 years at Ventana Arudy, a unique universe: the foundry.
The winner bears witness to this astonishing discovery “What I liked, I who came out of a general engineering school, is precisely the diversity of trades offered by the foundry. As a student, you cannot imagine how vast this field is! “
He is in charge of this foundry at the design office and is partly responsible for the digital transformation. “I have worked on many projects, notably on the Caribbean (installation of new technologies). This program was very important for our foundry, because it allowed the use of 3D printing, contactless scanner, computerization of operating ranges, etc. The innovations in this program are also still in progress, such as robotization
The Ventana group, is a pioneer with increased manufacturing and continues its quest in the design and implementation of efficient manufacturing processes, always more respectful of people and the environment, for your high added value metal components and assemblies .
Ventana’s augmented manufacturing solution is the epitome of Ventana’s R&D programs over the past few years and leads to an efficient combination of traditional manufacturing processes with the latest 3D printing technologies.
It was during the association’s last Board of Directors meeting on January 30, 2019, that the Industry of the Future Alliance, chaired by Bruno Grandjean, labeled three new companies “Industry of the Future Showcase”, bringing the total number to 55 , with an objective given by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on September 20, of 100 “Showcases” in 2020.
The winners are, the company Dupliprint, Spie batignolles, and Ventana Arudy, expert in the field of precision sand foundry – engaged in an innovative path, concerning the production of large complex parts, in aluminum and magnesium, mainly for the aeronautical sector.
Awarded by an ad-hoc committee of the Industry of the Future Alliance – AIF – with the approval of its board of directors, the label “Industry Showcase of the Future” has been awarded since 2015, to companies that have concretely developed an innovative project for the organization of their production, in the broad sense, and in particular through digital technology and the place given to humans.
The AIF was seduced by the transformation of its foundry factory dating from 1938 and its process of evolution concerning its process, in order to gain competitiveness and become the world reference in terms of augmented manufacturing.
Voice assistants and other robots and artificial intelligence, are technologies that evolve very quickly and that increasingly rock our society. Ventana has taken up the challenge of setting up one in its workshops in order to improve the operators’ efficiency and facilitate still very manual work. Tested on three workstations at the start of 2019, this technology should evolve the approach to industrial trades in the near future.
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