MACHINES SPÉCIALES : HISTORY
The E.R.S limited liability company was created in March 1971by three associates: Mr CONESA, Mr FANELLI and Mr MICHALET. It had a capital of 45.000 . Its main vocation was the study of tools and small installations for industry in general. Its first customers were :
In 1980, after a market evolution, E.R.S specialized in the design and the production of special machines "CLES EN MAINS" in three main lines of products :
En 1997/98, à la suite de départs en retraite successifs des créateurs, lentreprise continue grâce à limplication du personnel déjà présent dans la société depuis plusieurs années, comme Messieurs GUINOT, FAURE et LAVERIE, ERS poursuit donc son objectif de satisfaire la clientèle dans la tradition du service.
MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMPANY :
The company realizes technical studies, locally looks after the manufacture of mechanical pieces, undertakes the assembly and the adjustments of every machine, conceives the hydrolic groups, the electric parts, the programs for automatic running, carries out the tests, the perfecting, the starting and the after-sale service of the machines.
Our company exports on average 15 to 20% of our turnover : Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands. (In 1998, we exported 40% of our turnover).
Our activity has given our French
and European customers the possibility to resist foreign
competition for 20 years : our machines are competitive in terms
of price and quality. They prevent our customers from
delocalising their productions to countries where labour is less
expensive. Therefore, it preserves jobs in France as well as in
Germany, Netherlands, etc...
Thanks to local and regional subcontracting, our company gives work to a dozen of SMEs in Lyons and Saint-Etienne region.
In the technological designing of the machines produced by E.R.S, many European-made components are used: hydraulic and pneumatic jacks, dozens of electric and electronic components coming from Germany, Italy, France, Great-Britain, etc...
This also contributes to maintain an industrial activity for all our European partners.
Thanks to the diversity and the quality of our technical solutions, many of our customers manage to keep up their position on the European and even the international market. And therefore, they can preserve employment.
Thanks to the equipments we provide our customers of the foundry industry with, they can supply car pieces in a more competitive manner to VOLVO, GENERAL MOTORS, RENAULT, PEUGEOT et CITROEN, MITSUBISCHI, CHRISLER (U.S.A.), without forgetting firms like BOSCH, LUCAS DIESEL, DELPHI, etc.....
THE BACKGROUND OF THE COMPANY :
Our markets are now characterized by a deep change concerning the problem of competition and the satisfaction of our customers demands : Indeed, our customers expect our company : to make modifiable machines that can be used for several purposes.
Our company undertakes the technical follow-through, the modifications or the evolutions of the programs as well as the maintenance with new,quick and high-performance means : For example, we use a modem link to install maintenance systems.
We have to be reactive and well-organized to manufacture high-quality products and to deliver them in time.
Thanks to these different measures, our customers appreciate our partnership and they are given precious advice in order to optimize their productivity or to improve the ready-existing solutions whithout increasing the cost of their production.