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How the Kramer Group saved the former Jacob Delafon factory

2023-12-04T16:17:30.749Z

Highlights: How the Kramer Group saved the former Jacob Delafon factory. With this acquisition, Manuel Rodriguez, head of the Kramer taps group, maintains the know-how of ceramics in France. "Fifty-eight employees in 72,000 m2, you wonder where to find them?" jokes Rodriguez. Three years ago, the Damparis plant employed 150 people, when Kohler decided to part with it. The closure of the factory and the implementation of a job protection plan (PSE) had mobilised local elected officials.


With this acquisition, Manuel Rodriguez, head of the Kramer taps group, maintains the know-how of ceramics in France.


"Fifty-eight employees in 72,000 m2, you wonder where to find them?" jokes Manuel Rodriguez, president of the Kramer taps group, as he gives a tour of his new company, the Jurassienne de céramique française (JCF). Located in Damparis (Jura), in the former Jacob Delafon sanitary factory, the complex covers 130,000 m2. The entrepreneur has only been operating part of it since he bought the premises in December 2021 from the American company Kohler. She had set her sights on Jacob Delafon in 1986. Three years ago, the Damparis plant employed 150 people, when Kohler decided to part with it, while keeping the Jacob Delafon Paris brand, whose products are now manufactured outside France.

The closure of the factory, which holds French ceramics know-how, and the implementation of a job protection plan (PSE) had mobilised local elected officials. The case was reported to Bercy. Informed of the sale of the site by one of his employees, he was informed of...

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Source: lefigaro

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