Gattefin has invested over 3 million euros in a machining centre for large-format workpieces, making it a level-1 partner for the aviation industry. There are still extremely few pendulum machining centres of this size in the world.
Gattefin’s new 5-axis machining centre is 15 metres long by 3 metres wide and a tool of outstanding capability. “Even though it works machined parts measuring over 10 linear metres, it is still accurate to within 1/100th of a millimetre,” explains Gattefin managing director Dominique Gattefin of the decision to invest in this new tool and its purpose-fitted, air-conditioned shopfloor.
Gattefin already exports 20% of its manufacturing output, and this new investment is attracting strong interest from prime manufacturers in international markets.