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interview

JCM: Do you expand your product line?

cific product to continue your development?

R. M. A.: We expand our production lines

R. M. A.: We are involved in the Space

permanently.

JCM: Will you go further in your offer of
value-added products?

R. M. A.: Yes, we have a Center of ExcelROLF M. ALTER,
CHAIRMAN & CEO
EURO-COMPOSITES

lence focusing on design and engineering, as
well as a division for research and development.

and Defense industry with a lot of new
challenges. Last but not last especially in the
satellite industry.

JCM: What are the main company's
strengths?

R. M. A.: Construction parts for Boeing

company and as well as suppliers to Airbus.
We cover specific sectors for reducing noise.

JEC Composites Magazine: Are you considering a presence in Asia?

JCM: What does the honeycomb in your
business?

Rolf M. Alter: Indeed we are con-

R. M. A.: It's of great importance, since

JCM: Is there an area where you're not, and
where you want to go?

JCM: Do you bet on a specific sector or a spe-

the cargo industry and the field of specialties
for fighter programs.

sidering a presence in Asia. At the moment
we are checking and servicing those by our
companies in Europe and United States.

most construction parts are based on core.

Focus
Human ressource management
It is fairly rare for a company to provide information about its in-house management policies, so it would be a shame not to mention them here, since the
solutions implemented appear to be highly effective:
- high degree of individual responsibility,
- functional organization system,
- internal coordination through regular meetings and spontaneous working
groups that transcend the functional boundaries,
- corporate staff meetings in which employees are systematically informed,
- conferences by outside experts to inform and motivate employees,
- proposal system (bonus: 10% of the utility),
- continuous information about market and corporate data to foster a positive
working climate within the company.

Innovation and technology
Another strength, or at least another
reason for the success of EUROCOMPOSITES®, is its high investment
rate. Not a year goes by without an
investment in innovation, equipment,
and production capacity in Luxem-

burg, Germany or the United States.
Each year, millions of euros are apportioned in the budget for the company's
development. The group has acquired a
Centre of Excellence at the Echternach
site, where 50 people devote themselves
to research and development, working

Fig. 2: 15,400 m² of total surface area dedicated to R&D, including 2,000 m²
specifically for production

R. M. A.: We are interested very much in

on design/construction, pilot-production and prototype-building processes,
the development, testing and introduction of new materials, work procedures
and manufacturing technologies.
Of course, this fine system can only
work if the production capacities keep
up. Towards that objective, all of the
company's production sectors have
backup resources and can ramp up
very quickly. This is shown in the table
below, which summarizes the situation
in March 2013.
Since the above graph was created, the
build-up has continued steadily, and
expansion projects are being studied for
all three EC Group sites. n
More information:
www.euro-composites.com

Fig. 3: EC - Production Capacity (as of February 2016)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Europe
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
Development
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Thermoplastics
Automotive
MARKET
Aircraft engine
FEATURE AERONAUTICS
Aerostructures
Characterisation
Thermoplastics
Aero-engines
Process
CFRP
Semi-product
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Review
Core material
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
NDT
Marine
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Point of view: Europe
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - COMPANY & BUSINESS
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Automotive
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Aerostructures
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Characterisation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Thermoplastics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Aero-engines
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - CFRP
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Semi-product
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Review
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Core material
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - NDT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Marine
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #106 - July 2016 - Index
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