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The automotive industry, in particular sensitive electronic equipment, is no longer monopolised by Germany: French know-how in rigid and flexible packaging makes it possible to go one step further in technical quality and agility.
Here are the words of our President:
European leader in the sector, Eurostat offers, in 14 countries, global solutions for protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD), a major cause of electronic circuit failures. On the strength of its development, the company designs new proprietary solutions adapted to market needs and environmental challenges. Explanations by Jean-Luc Houalla, Chairman of the group.
A strategic issue around the material
Due to the complexity of the mechanisms, automotive electronics have become increasingly sensitive. But understanding protection to be provided and the responses on the market remain inadequate. Thanks to our position as a voting member of the world committee for standards in this industry (IEC), we are aware of the issues related to ESD protection and can provide real expertise and knowledge in this area.
Eurostat works on the material to design and provide proprietary solutions, adapted to the needs, in particular rigid packaging used to transport electronic equipment to car manufacturers. We have developed thermoplastic materials that actually protect against ESD, dissipating the discharges instead of eliminating them in an uncontrolled and rapid manner. This really limits the nuisance generated on equipment and constitutes our strength in the sector.
Export player in a very demanding market
Faced with the weak presence of French people in the sector of sensitive electronics for the automotive industry, Eurostat clearly stood out in 2006 with a strategy of reviving activity to get the company out of the continuation plan. The group was originally located in the Jura (France): we relaunched the activity then we developed and made the technical offer credible internationally. Central and Eastern Europe were at the time the place of production of German industry. We won back the market by focusing on direct contact with customers, relying on V.I.Es - Volunteers for International Experience - (Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Poland) and then by hiring sales managers and engineers on site.
Today, we achieve 80% of turnover from exports and we have a direct presence in 14 European countries. We work with local relays and we train our French teams so that they are able to understand the different cultures of our customers. Within the group, we have around thirty nationalities and around twenty languages spoken! Our 120 employees carry the values of Eurostat but are autonomous and agile in understanding issues and managing projects.
Complete catalog of tailor-made packaging
Eurostat offers global support around ESD protection: flexible packaging, rigid packaging and production consumables.
From our unique materials (registered trade marks), we design tools, made according to our customers' products, and adapted to each project for shipment and transportation of sensitive electronic equipment, in a vertically integrated offer.
In terms of flexible packaging, we make metallized bags (shielding bags), with a material supplied by the largest manufacturer on the Asian market, also a shareholder in our group: Dou Yee Enterprises.
The shielding film eliminates electromagnetic disturbances, which also helps to avoid particulate contamination. The partnership with Dou Yee Enterprises represents a unique logistics gateway between Europe and Asia, dedicated to materials and consumables used by the European electronics industry.
Our industrial know-how is reflected in patents in the control and validation of thermoformed parts, as well as in the development of specific materials corresponding to market needs: E-STAT®, Nano-STAT®, Clear-STAT® and Color-STAT®.
Perspectives around recycling
Holder of the European MORE label (Monitoring Recyclates for Europe) in 2021, the company is committed to preserving the environment. Our manufacturing process is intrinsically based on the optimal use of recycled materials (around 80%). We wish to continue in this dynamic of circular and sustainable economy, to invest in the e-commerce market but also to reduce our carbon footprint by designing our own material for production of flexible packaging.
In order to carry out this project, we must first increase our capacity volume: we plan, in the short term, to have two similar and independent factories which control each stage of production, from manufacture of the material to the distribution of the packaging.
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