After nearly 3 years of fruitful rapprochement, Cetim and Ctdec unite their destinies and give birth to Cetim-Ctdec. Supported by the Directorate General of Enterprises (DGE) and thanks to the active collaboration of the professions (Federation of Mechanical Industries - FIM and National Decolletage Union - SNDEC), this merger will be to the benefit of the cleavage-takers, the mechanics and also the two technical centres. A single tax will bring together decolletagers and mechanics with the distinction of being abolished for companies with less than 10 employees.
After 3 years of fruitful rapprochement, Cetim and Ctdec have noted the convergence of their trades. The evolution of production technologies is bringing the decolletage and machining trades closer together. Today, the cleavages are mechanics who assemble, after machining, functional systems for their customers.
In 2015, Ctdec and Cetim decided to unite their destinies. They gave birth to the Cetim-Ctdec, in the service of excellence in neckline and mechanics. At the same time, the Cluses site became a project holder, a local centre for the many local mechanical companies, and continues to be at the service of the decolletage professionals.
The new identity that accompanies this alliance will be gradually declined over the next few weeks and officially inaugurated during an event dedicated to April.
A reconciliation to the profits of mechanics, cleavages and the two technical centres
In three years of collaboration, Cetim and Ctdec have already made the connection both technologically, organizationally and commercially. Joint offers on processes, materials and metrology are now being offered.
While Ctdec has brought a developed approach to machining processes, Cetim has notably transmitted its principles of valuation of research and development and the concept of a shared device production unit. The Cetim team, already installed at the Annecy-le-old Mecatronics house, is linked, among other things, to the applications dedicated to the machines of the Arve Valley manufacturers.
These joint works and synergies all aim to best serve local decolletagers and mechanics. In line with regional mechanical needs, Cetim-Ctdec aims to expand its activities, including the installation of local test benches, support for the deployment of robotics and multi-material assembly engineering. This new offer will help the new entity grow commercially (a forecast of 30% in 4 years). On the neckline side, they will benefit from complete support throughout the product lifecycle, including product and process design, up to validation testing.
Cetim-Ctdec benefits from a cetim funding contribution of 1 million euros per year, enabling a fine coordination of the policies and investments of research and development and the synergies of the two centres. The tax paid by the cleavages is unified with that of Cetim. The rate is thus reduced to 1 in 1000 and companies with less than 10 employees are no longer subject to it. Governance is also changing as the board of directors of the new entity is equally accepted by industrial decolletagers and industrial mechanics from Savoy. This rapprochement will have required the active collaboration of the professions (Federation of Mechanical Industries - FIM and National Decolletage Union - SNDEC), the operational staff of the two industrial technical centres and the active support of the Directorate General of Enterprises (DGE) within the ministry in charge of industry.
This original solution, combining national and regional, has proven its worth with the Cetim-Cermat in Mulhouse and the Cetim-Certec in Bourges, centres associated with Cetim for more than 20 years.
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