Gathered at La Rochelle summer university in the late September, the directors of the first French organization of independent SMU working in the wood industry and its derivatives welcomed two new members. “Yvon & Fils” and “Coste-Meynot”, respectively represented by Alexandre Yvon and Christophe Genson, make the number of companies member of the group increase to twenty.
Situated in Le Mans, “Yvon & Fils” is a family business which has had a long tradition in import, processing work and delivey of wood and its derivatives since 1830. With its nine points of sale spread over a great quarter of northern and western France it has developed business relations with NEBOPAN’s members for several years. Jean-François Yvon and his son Alexandre, in charge of the trade management, have been following the increase in importance of the group and thus decided to become members in the late 2013. « If we want to remain strong and independent, it is
necessary to bring about synergies with other large-scale companies which are similar both in terms of history and in terms of vision of the job. I have totally been appealed to the group’s pragmatism and efficiency. I also find important that NEBOPAN is not just a board of directors but gives a great
value to all the the jobs in my company. I am expecting a lot of this new membership and I am sure that all “Yvon & Fils” teams will actively take part in the various actions set up by NEBOPAN», Alexandre Yvon said.
In addition to the entrance of two new companies, the summer university enabled to prepare the powerful moments of the group and especially the meetings with the suppliers held in November and Eurexpo show in 2015. Organized every two years in Lyon, this show offers a hundred industrialists the opportunity to meet all the companies of the group.
Still concerning the sharing of experience, Cédric Lalliard, manager of Lalliard Bois set out his way to broach time management, opening up to very rich exchanges on this issue common to all managers.
NEBOPAN had invited Jean Bakouma, Biodiversity and Ecological Impression assistant-manager of “WWF”, to take part in its work, as an outside contributor. The quality of his speech on illegal wood has been greeted with one accord.