ATM: industrial metallurgy

ATM industrial metallurgy, Carignan industrial site in the Ardennes

In 1995, following a restructuring of its production sites, Fichet Bauche had to close its Carignan industrial site in the Ardennes.

Some of the personnel laid off decided then to create a new company, to subcontract in sheet metal and industrial painting using their professional skills, exploiting part of the equipment available on the site, supported by public authorities. The personnel invested their severance pay in the project.

The company positions itself as a subcontracting partner in sheet metal processing (steel, stainless steel, aluminium) offering to their customers performance, quality and reactivity.

The staff (currently 35 people) is able to cope with customer needs (machine builders, street furniture, access control, medical, etc.) from the design of mechanical assemblies to their construction.

The company recently acquired a state-of-the art laser cutting centre (with the financial support of the former Champagne-Ardenne Region, under the "Factory of the future" program). This equipment complements existing methods of welding, folding, and paint lines (painting and lacquering).

By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency -