On Thursday, May 17, Ensto completed the Bagnères real estate restructuring project by inaugurating its new premises in Bagnères-de-Bigorre in France in the presence of elected officials, customers and partners. This event was chaired by Ari Virtanen, CEO of Ensto Group, Markku Wederhorn, President of Ensto Utility Networks and Mathieu Givelet, Managing Director of Ensto Novexia.
The inauguration is the culmination of two years of work to gather on the same site both surge arresters (formerly Tridelta Parafoudres) and Load Break Switch activities. With the expansion of these premises, the business is gaining momentum. And projects are not lacking, starting with the increase in production capacity and ongoing developments on new products.
A factory tour was organized for the guests during this day. This was an opportunity to highlight the reliability and complementarity of our solutions that allow us to export worldwide.
This inauguration signs the end of the "Extension" project and the beginning of a new era for Ensto.
Although Ensto is present in twenty countries and exports its products to around a hundred countries, Ari Virtanen wanted to underline Ensto's desire to "develop our presence here. Ensto has a long history in France, and it is an important market for us. We see ourselves as a local company here, and want to be a committed member of the surrounding society." With a staff of 70 people, the site of Bagnères-de-Bigorre manufactures more than 200,000 surge arresters and more than 800 load break switches per year. Figures that could evolve in the years to come with this expansion.