Blinds, shutters and gates | Solar protection | Automation Drives | Machines and Tools | Ironmongery and Hardware | Metal fittings and Metalwork


Franck Pichereau,
President of Nice France

Why are you exhibiting at équipbaie métalexpo 2010?

We’ve been at every show since 1996. We stopped going to Batimat in 2005 in order to concentrate on Equipbaie, which is the major show for our trade. Batimat had become too general for us and we were meeting fewer and fewer people from our core market at it. Equipbaie is vital for us, and even more so this year, since the group, which has been quoted on the stock market since 2006, will be presenting its third generation products at the show as a world first.

What will you show on the stand?

We will be presenting the new designs of our main radio remote controllers, which have been completely reworked and updated, essentially in terms of design, because they remain compatible with the basic version. There will be a new range of rising barriers for car parks, which is a development of our flagship product, our Pop articulated arm actuator and a new actuator for sliding gates integrated into the beam, which is therefore invisible. There will also be fully independent products that use solar power for control, security and signalling units and that have no wired connection. We will also be showing a range of tubular motors for shutters and blinds, and a new generation of even simpler and more complete products. For example, instead of having an external anemometer to measure wind speed so that the blind can be closed if the wind becomes too strong, we can now sense the vibrations of the blind itself to trigger its closure…

What is your headline product/innovation/project for this show?

A complete BBC offering; all the frames that we are presenting benefit from A*4 air permeability and offer the performance required for BBC.
Interview by Laurent Perrin