ALLIMAND désignée « Entreprise leader de l’année » Aux Trophées de l’Economie 2013 de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Grenoble

On the occasion of the 2013 Business Awards organized each year by the Grenoble Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ALLIMAND as a designer and manufacturer of paper machines established since 1850 in Rives (i.e. six generations), ranked 1st among 1 000 SMBs in Isère (department in the Rhône-Alpes region) and won the “Business Leader” Award…

A growth of nearly 81 % …!

This Award is given as a reward for the outstanding growth of our Business (nearly 81 % in 2012) as the result of a diversification marketing strategy and significantly innovative products. “This important increase in the company sales revenue is closely linked to the fact that 3 paper machines have been sold in that period along with many orders for equipment refurbishment concerning alterations or significant improvements meeting with the new market demands” explains Franck RETTMEYER, ALLIMAND CEO.

Questions and Answers with ALLIMAND CEO, Franck RETTMEYER:

What does this Award represent for ALLIMAND? For yourself…?

It is always good to receive such an Award in spite of their increasing numbers within the last years. At the region level, this Award does make sense because our company is in competition with many local businesses. Moreover, for ALLIMAND staff it is a valuable recognition for their work performance. And I do share the same feeling.

What are your next challenges for the 3 coming years?

To remain a key player in this difficult market environment as every year the counter restarts from zero. More seriously, to consolidate our growth, keep on developing new products and seek new markets.

What are the main Prizes or Awards you have won over the last years and which were the consequences on the development of your business?

A prize for Big Export in 2011; the consequence of that was good in particular with our foreign customers and also other partners such as banks, BPI (French Public Bank of Investment) and so on.