JPB Système Secures Government Funding for New State-of-the Art Production Facility

posted on 10th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
JPB Système Secures Government Funding for New State-of-the Art Production Facility

“Essentially, JPB Villaroche 2025 embodies our vision for the future via an advanced Industry 4.0 enabled platform that integrates innovative manufacturing technologies designed to ensure we maintain our drive to innovate and diversify for decades to come,” explains JPB Système’s CEO, Damien Marc.

Located at the heart of an aerospace manufacturing hub that comprises a cluster of associated companies – including JPB’s customer, Safran aircraft Engines – the new facility will occupy part of a larger 40,000m2 site, which will, if needed, offer the potential to expand the infrastructure in the future.

An advanced factory of the future…and more

Although the new digital factory will primarily serve as the company’s principal manufacturing base, the wider plan for the premises is much more far-reaching and they will be built to achieve several distinct objectives.

These include driving JPB’s heritage self-locking systems into other application areas within aerospace itself, as well as exploring new opportunities for the solutions across other market sectors like mobility, nuclear, oil & gas, and maritime. The building will also serve to spearhead the company’s product diversification programme, most notably its innovative KeyProd production tracking solution, designed to empower manufacturers seeking to embrace intelligent manufacturing and the Industry 4.0 revolution.

Indeed, from a manufacturing perspective, the facility’s own automated production lines will be underpinned by the disruptive innovations that enable the Industry 4.0 concept. These include robotics and advanced 3D printing technology that, it is hoped, will see JPB eventually realise its own certified 3D printing process to create final flight-ready metal parts.