The Industry of the Future National Award organized by “La Tribune”: OliKrom winner of the category Industrial “Gems”

Industry of the Future Awards : and the winners are …

The first event dedicated to SMIs and startups on the way to the industry of the future, gave its verdict on Thursday, during a ceremony held in Nice. Ragni, Olikrom, Coriolis Composites, ETIA, JPB System have singled out, each in its category. Examples of transformation of inspiring models.

OliKrom awarded the "Industrial Gems" prize - OliKrom

OliKrom awarded the “Industrial Gem” prize – OliKrom

Organized in Nice in partnership with the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, the first industry of the future National Awards aimed to highlight the SMIs and startups that innovate and have already seized what is the industry of the future. Companies that are not afraid to change models or have added additional bricks to their founding DNA so as to meet market needs.

Recurring topic in the speeches, supported by the government, haloed by the Blue Cock of the French Fab, the industry of the future interrogates as much as it seems to be an essential axis not to leave aside.

Defined by a jury composed of experts of the subject on the topic, the 15 companies pre-selected by the various editorial offices of La Tribune in the regions, were divided into 5 categories.

In the Industry and Environment category, ETIA, from Hauts-de-France, won against McPhy Energy and Sameto Technifil. Called the discovery maker of the energy, it has embraced the principle of the circular economy since the SME designs and supplies facilities for biomass of treatment, food products and industrial residues. Directed by Daniel Lepez, it employs 35 people with a turnover of € 8.3 million and has 5 subsidiaries, including one in Africa.

The International Industry category included Cémoi, Atex France and JPB Système. The latter, a specialist in self-braking products for aeronautics and located in the Île-de-France Région, seduced the jury. Chaired by Damien Marc, son of the founder, the SME has been present in the United States since 2010, but also in Poland. A 30-year contract has linked the company since 2012 to Rolls Royce and since 2014 to Safran. 5 to 10% of its turnover is invested in R & D.

The Family industry award went to Ragni, designer and manufacturer of smart public lighting, located in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region. The company run by Marcel Ragni, accompanied by his sons and nieces, was very early interested in the Smart City which earned him to be also present on foreign markets. The SME, which achieves € 36 million turnover, won against Magafor and Hexis.

Startups also look at the industry and know how to inject the right amount of innovation. That’s what the Category “Industrial Gems” wanted to demonstrated by pre-selecting.  Olikrom, Uwinloc and H-Prec. Coming from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Olikrom, which employs 14 people, seduced thanks to its smart pigments, very resistant, programmable, offering reversible or irreversible color changes. The idea : to identify at a glance a part of an airplane that has overheated or received an impact, imagine walls whose paint changes color depending on the time of the day …

Often presented as the industry of the future it self, however being only one component of it, Industry 4.0 has brought together in its category Dagoma, Coriolis Composites and Fifty Truck. Provider of robotic cells and fiber placement software for aeronautics, Coriolis Composites, from the Brittany Region was awarded. Originally aimed at the maritime sector, aeronautics finally gave it its first chance thanks to Airbus. Today, it is one of his clients as Daher or Safran.

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