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FEMSO  | Haas Customer Success Story


FEMSO Industrie is a company specializing in the machining of tools and mechanical parts for several sectors of activity such as aeronautics, motor sports, and the electronics industry since 1998

The Coronavirus crisis hit this company hard (like many others in this sector) but Gilles Verhelst, its leader, chose to act in this fight against the pandemic by inventing and producing 2 versions of visor kits. protection, one adaptable on caps and helmets, the other to be positioned directly on the head.

Tested by the order of doctors in Occitania, the innovative visor also has the advantage of being able to be worn with a mask and glasses, and will allow workers, now confined, to return to work safely.

Inspired by the experience of his wife working in the medical field, he found a way to help the nursing staff while maintaining an activity for his business and its 12 employees.

5 factories in the region have also resumed work, contributing to the production of "Kit Respire FEMSO".

Thanks to the support of the French HAAS distributor PERFORMER CNC who provided FEMSO Industry with a VF-4SS machining center, more than 1,000 visors are produced every day.

✔ Haas Machines : VF-4SS

 Products made on Haas Machines : Face shields

Location : Aucamville, Occitane, France

"Thanks to a very rapid supply of machines by the official distributor of Haas Automation Inc. in France: Performer CNC, we were able to adapt our production in record time to manufacture RESPIRE kits for medical personnel and thus participate in the fight against COVID-19. Performer CNC has enabled us, through a personalized approach, not only to have excellent machines but also to be able to benefit from an innovative financing method that is perfectly suited to our current situation and budget. Without this direct and decisive help we would not have been able to project ourselves and be where we are today. This allowed us no more and no less to maintain employment, to recall people who were partially unemployed, to reassure our staff, to give them visibility and then to save the factory ... and by the way, maybe to be, to have saved a few lives thanks to our RESPIRE protective visors "

- Gilles Verhelst, CEO of FEMSO

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