Our number one priority is to listen to our customers’ requirements, so that we can be most effective in:
- Understanding: custom-made production, our speciality, means having a clear understanding of your requirements so we supply you with parts that exactly meet your expectations
- Advising: with our experience and know-how, we can guide our customers towards technically and economically attractive solutions
- Supporting: we work with a network of qualified subcontractors for any additional services that may be required (machining, heat treatment, surface treatment, etc.), so we can support you with your projects in their entirety, not only on the technical but also the logistical and organisational levels
FORGINAL industrie is a precision forging company. Know-how built up over decades, a significant commitment to research and development, a leading-edge engineering department and the ability to make full use of our experience all contribute to the installation of production tools that provide precision which is unequalled on the market.
At FORGINAL industrie, we make every effort to obtain a part that requires as little machining and adjustment work as possible after forging. Our precision means that we obtain parts with tolerances that are among the tightest on the market.
Everyone is responsible for the quality of their part of the production process, in order to achieve “zero defects”.
The FORGINAL industrie quality system goes beyond the requirements of the certifications and is subject to regular internal and external audits. Numerous checks are carried out throughout the manufacturing process, from the arrival of the raw material, through to the dispatch of your parts.
FORGINAL industrie has a demanding, effective system of continuous improvement.
In addition, we have experienced teams at every workstation, with specialists in each department
FORGINAL industrie’s management has made the choice to focus on customer service, devoting 30% of its staff to organisational and quality-related tasks.
We are fully aware of your challenges on the market. We know that responsiveness and adaptability are key in today’s market. This is why FORGINAL industrie has all the facilities needed to respond to your requirements.
Our aim is to place customers at the centre of all the processes, so that they have a clear picture of our customer-specific services. This approach illustrates our commitment to quality and our desire to establish lasting relationships of trust.
As specialists in small and medium series, we know that the issues are not the same for every project. For this reason we have the ability to adapt to your projects, whatever their specific features, even at the prototyping stage.
FORGINAL industrie is first and foremost about people
FORGINAL industrie’s culture, based on its values of listening, adaptability and experience, has become established naturally within the company and is shared at every level by its teams, who take pride in belonging to the company, and have a keen sense of customer satisfaction.
In addition to technical skills, it is important to us to value the human aspect and the involvement of every member of staff. We consider each individual to be an integral part of the company’s success.
Our teams embrace our corporate philosophy, which is expressed through :
- Initial training in forging
- Continuous further training in-house
- Strong leadership of teams in each department to validate and pass on knowledge
- Priority given to internal promotion
- The average length of service for staff is 10 years
- The average age of staff within the company is around 40 years
- The management teams started their careers in the forging and metallurgy sectors
- Team spirit and initiative
- Personal commitment
- Gender equality
- The profiles of recruits must fit in with the teams already in place to ensure the cohesiveness of each department
The FORGINAL team has incomparable expertise and experience, efficient industrial processes and standards that are unrivalled within the profession. And we are all working together towards a single objective: to support our customers throughout their projects and transform visions into success.
It was FORGINAL’s area of business that first caught my attention. To my mind, the transformation of raw material is a noble discipline. It represents generations of know-how that needs to be preserved and valued. The human scale of FORGINAL was also undeniably an important factor.
I am the manager of the design office which is responsible for making parts, from their computer-aided design through to their series production. I like what I do because it is one of those rare jobs where you go from a simple "lump of metal" to a finished part which requires a high degree of precision.
I study each part in order to offer our best manufacturing solution. I work closely with the design department, as well as with forging and the sales department so I get a good understanding of the customer's requirements.
"I am responsible for all the production machines. There are a lot of maintenance levels, involving both prevention and repair. You have to be able to adapt to each machine we have and know them by heart. But you still learn something new every day! I am in touch with all the guys on the ground, and also in direct contact with the boss.
I am still learning, even after 20 years! I have followed the advances and changes in techniques. We don't have fixed workstations. We know how to do everything, from drop forging to trimming and drawing. That's what I like.
Programming and optimising manufacturing processes is my thing. Making the transition from 3D to IT, it gives you the feeling of a job well done and having achieved something good. Forginal is well equipped with machining equipment and I have been responsible for working on a project to optimise the machining of tools.
I started at FORGINAL in toolmaking. So I understand the needs and problems that this department can come across when preparing for forging. I am now responsible for taking delivery of the raw materials and checking their quality (grade, weight, diameter, visual appearance, quality documents, etc.).
I like the fact that FORGINAL's products are excellent quality in comparison with what I have seen on the market in other countries. Forging is a noble, useful profession: we work closely with our customers to support them with their projects. It is very rewarding to be part of this process
I worked in plastics processing for 15 years before taking up my position with FORGINAL. I worked in the toolmaking design office, like I do here. The main difference in my work is the materials used. Forging is very interesting. What I particularly like about my job is that there is always something new. It is not monotonous here!
What is rewarding is finding projects where forging provides real added value for our customers. I also like introducing our technology to design office staff and people who don't know about forging. Ours is a profession that has been around for many years, with real know-how. But it is still largely unknown.
I like being able to track all the parts we make at FORGINAL industrie. The methods department is always involved from the very start of projects: we establish the technical rules so that the part is produced in accordance with best practices, both now and in the future. We have to have a good knowledge of the inner workings of the company and we work closely with all the company's departments.
What I like at FORGINAL is the huge variety of things we do. Welding, mechanical work, pipework, troubleshooting and repairing welds are just some of the things I do. Maintenance is always varied. I left my previous jobs because they were boring, but that isn't the case here.
At FORGINAL, I am in charge of implementing and monitoring internal audits, quality procedures, and continuous improvement in the tooling department and in the design office. I am also a member of the company's committee for health and safety at work. Although the atmosphere can sometimes be a big rough and ready in this very male environment, I like the frank, direct approach. When we work together, we make progress together.
Our equipment is up-to-date and enables us to carry out in-depth testing, especially with the 3D measuring machines, vision measuring and profile projectors. For this job you need to have a solid grounding in metallurgy, heat treatment and measuring systems. I am still learning every day, and it's really interesting!