01 December 2020
La Canopée contest for pleasant innovation surprises!
In late 2019, Forinvest and the ESB (France’s higher school of timber engineering) launched a national innovation contest called La Canopée in the timber and woodworking sector. La Canopée’s original competition format is built on regional phases where competing researchers, start-ups, and SMBs showcase their ideas. For the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the contest stopped off at Eurobois on 5th February, 2020, and that’s where we met François Vulser, the man behind this initiative.
24 November 2020
Bouncing back through greater competitiveness!
The measures announced in the government’s restart plan include aid to productive investment, which could persuade first- and second-stage timber conversion businesses to step up their modernization and digitalization of production tools. SYMOP executive officer Olivier Dario reckons the initiatives taken in this measure can open the door for timber sector small businesses to join the industry of the future, with assistance to machine manufacturers that addresses real company needs.
19 October 2020
“First stage conversion: we need to go farther and faster than the economic restart plan! ”
In the scope of the economic restart plan, 200 million euros are being released for forest regeneration, which is expected to boost the whole of the forestry & timber sector. But will this aid be enough to put timber producers and sawmills back on the upslope? We examine the situation with Caroline Berwick, deputy executive officer of the FNB (France's forestry and timber board).
19 October 2020
SHAPER Origin nurtures its community
La première CNC portative au monde, dédiée au fraisage de précision, avait fait le buzz sur Eurobois en février dernier et décroché un trophée de l’innovation.
8 mois après son lancement en Europe, la communauté des utilisateurs ne cesse de grandir et d’enrichir le produit par ses retours d’expérience. Une stratégie commerciale originale pour un produit qui ne l’est pas moins, comme nous l’explique Rachel Barrette, responsable du marketing sur le marché européen.
23 September 2020
Fitting out: time for reappraisal
From retail to hotels and catering by way of office premises, the slowdown in investment means fitting-out firms are having to deal with challenges set by the new, emerging approaches to space usage.
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