Vauché: mastering digital technology to optimise recycling
Based in Sedan in French Ardennes, the Vauché group has become a key player in the environmental chain over the years, thanks to its ability to make use of the latest technology.
For more than 150 years, this family business, currently run by Stéphane Vauché, has offered innovative industrial waste sorting and recycling solutions. In a bid to improve the performance of its products, the 150-employee company has implemented many digital solutions over recent years. In fact, no fewer than 17 Solidworks licenses are used by the company. This 3D simulation software allows the company to quickly and efficiently implement its solutions. With 3D simulations, detailed manufacturing plans are no longer needed to start production.
In addition to the technical side of things, Vauché has also invested in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to manage its orders and purchases. Repetitive administrative tasks are thus automated. The Sedan-based company also wants to integrate digital tools into the equipment it sells, making them more hard-wearing and longer-lasting. Vauché is currently reviewing the vibration and temperature readings of its machine bearings to ensure preventive maintenance and even to predict future malfunctions. This is an approach for the industry of the future.
Just like the region, this French Ardennes-based company draws its strength from its century-old know-how and uses technological innovations as a basis for its development and competitiveness in French Ardennes.
By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency - ardennes-developpement.com