NEXTER ACHIEVES UNPRECEDENTED INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITIES THANKS TO THE KNOW-HOW OF FIVES MACHINING
Nexter inaugurated its new high-speed machining cell in Roanne (France), in the presence of Sylvain Rousseau, Director of Operations, and around one hundred people, including representatives from Fives Machining, the President of the High Precision Machines Division, Raphaël Constantin, and the Deputy General Director of Fives Group, Denis Mercier.
The machining cell, which includes four Forest-Liné V-Star machines, two of which have already been installed, is used to trim and drill the thick aluminium plates required to manufacture the sides of the armoured vehicles in the SCORPION program (GRIFFON, JAGUAR, SERVAL).
It uses a high-speed machining technique (HSM) combined with advanced automation and digitalization of all operations (Industry 4.0).
The capacity of this new high-speed machining cell will eventually enable the production of the parts required for 450 vehicles per year starting in 2025 to meet the Army's need to renew its vehicles and machines.
The €20 million investment for this cell represents nearly a third of the budget for the NextFab modernization project at the Nexter Roanne site.
"The commissioning of this high-speed machining cell is a major step towards increasing the capacity of the Roanne site. Thus, Nexter is developing in line with our ambition to triple vehicle production by 2025. With the know-how provided by Fives Machining, Nexter is reaching unprecedented capacities on the industrial and technological levels."