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Did you know… about Altifort PVI?

Maintenance is changing after-sales service At present, after-sales service steps in when things go wrong. But with predictive maintenance, using connected sensors, the part is ordered before the machine breaks down. This makes it similar to a normal order, and...

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More than 50 tonnes of new equipment in 2017

Two new manufacturing stations are to be added to the 51 machining, metalworking and assembly stations already present on the 6-hectare factory site in Ham, France. The aim is to offer end-to-end manufacturing on site, producing valves in a range...

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Interview with Olivier Fache

Please tell us about your job role. I’m the company’s Technical Manager, leading a team of 16 people who handle product-related technical issues. We develop three main groups of industrial valve products: ball valves, butterfly valves and other more specific...

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PVI, from subcontractor to entrepreneurial business

When the Ham plant in the French region of Somme became a Picardie Valves Industries site, it was transformed almost overnight. Previously the supplier to a major manufacturing group, the firm became an SME with responsibility for the development strategy...

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Interview with Cyril Patoux

Please tell us about your job role. I’m the manager of the Methods and Maintenance department, which has 7 members of staff. The Methods department is responsible for industrialising products and for new production resources, which means creating operating methods,...

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