On the occasion of the8th week of the industry, Altifort, an international industrial group specializing in fluids and the mechanical industry, presents its vision of the industry of the future and the important role that must be given to women.
"Our overall goal is to reach 15-20% women in our production positions by 2020, they now represent only 9% while this target is being reached on support functions." bart Gruyaert, managing director of the Altifort Group.
To achieve this goal, the Altifort Group is present at several trade shows dedicated to employment, especially those concerning professionalisation and apprenticeship courses on an alternating basis. This is a way for the company to anticipate the possible loss of expertise related to retirements. It is also the best way to support young people in the development of skills in the field. Gender diversity is essential, as is the junior/senior mix.
For Altifort, the industry is not just for men, as evidenced by the portrait of Isabelle Auneau, quality manager at Tobler, a company of the Altifort Group, a global specialist in high-precision and quality parts-making systems (mandrins and head coaches), based in Louvres in the Val-d'Oise.
Isabelle Auneau has always had a weakness for construction games!
It naturally turns to a scientific stream. After obtaining her bachelor's degree, she joined the BTS Technical Engineering Assistance at the Jacquard High School in Paris in 1988, which already opened up women to the trades of the industry.
In 1989, she became a "method preparer" at PSA Peugeot Citroen at the Aulnay-sous-Bois site and also the first woman in her department.
She remained with the group for 7 years, carrying out various assignments before joining Tobler in 1996 as a buyer. Her extensive knowledge of the sector and all business issues led her to the position of quality manager of the company in 2000, a position she still holds today.
For Isabelle, who has built her career in the industry, the place of women has changed, but the number of women is still too marginal in some occupations.
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