Meeting and discussions with Martyn Davidson, Managing Director of Industrilas France.

The company designs, develops and manufactures access solutions for industrial applications and creates a subsidiary near #Angers.

  • Who are you?

‘My name is Martyn Davidson and I am the Managing Director of Industrilas France located in Ecouflant near the beautiful city of Angers

  • What are the areas of expertise of your company?

Industrilas designs, develops and manufactures access solutions for all kinds of industrial applications. ‘Access solutions’ covers a wide range of products such as locks, hinges, latches and handles. 

We provide our solutions to a wide variety of sectors with a very strong presence in the HVAC (HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and climatization) and the transport sector. Both of which require very high-quality products.

Over the course of 40 years Industrilas has grown from a one-person start-up to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of access solutions. Today, we are present in more than 40 countries and have manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and Central America. The group’s head office and main factory is located Sweden.

  • Why is the region Pays de la Loire/ Atlantic France an asset for you?

When we decided to set up a subsidiary in France this region attracted us for many reasons:

Educated workforce with high quality people

Excellent transport network with motorways running both north to south and east to west, easy access to the national rail network (1h20 to Paris) and the close proximity of an international airport in Nantes.

There is a high concentration of innovative high quality companies that are existing and potential customers

Throughout the entire process we received excellent support and enthusiasm from the local development agency

And lastly this an area with an exceptionally high quality of life so it’s a nice place to live and work.’