STTS opens new facility in Rochefort, France

STTS opens new facility in Rochefort, France

On 18 February, STTS held a ceremony to open a painting facility in Rochefort, France, adjacent to one of it’s largest customers, EADS Sogerma. STTS invested more than 2 million euros to create the highly specialised business, which, at full production, will employ 40 staff and have capacity to paint over 15000 aerospace and tram components per year.

This latest development continues the worldwide expansion of the STTS Group, which now has 35 painting and sealing operations in 6 countries. This is the second STTS facility in the Rochefort area, with a state-of-the-art facility built in 2009 to provide painting services to the train and tram manufacturer, Alstom Transport, based in La Rochelle. The redevelopment of this new STTS industrial site was successfully project managed by SEMDAS (Société d’Economie Mixte pour le Développement de l’Aunis et de la Saintonge) across an 8 month period.

At the inauguration ceremony, Nicolas Peytour, STTS Director in Rochefort, commented that the new facility consolidates the STTS presence in the Charente-Maritime region, and supports the creation of an aviation and rail manufacturing ‘hub’ in the district. ‘The resources now in place form a strong proposition to potentially attract other aviation and rail suppliers into the area’, he said.

Published 02/21/2011

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