Loire/Haute-Loire. Companies in turmoil due to the explosion in energy prices


Laurent Charrel is the manager of the family company Sacma Furania, based in Malacussy in Saint-Étienne. The company has existed since 1963 and employs 35 people. It specializes in industrial carpentry “fitting furniture. We have two activities, one where we do large volumes and the other specific for a regional professional clientele (architects, kitchen designers, medical practices, hotels, etc.). The industrial part, in subcontracting, represents between 70% of the turnover (3, 2 M€)” explains the manager of the company.

The company has just gone through the health crisis, “with a significant rise in the price of raw materials behind it. We are using melamine (wood-based board), we have moved to lead times from 3-4 weeks to over 12 weeks. We had to anticipate by making stocks over several months, whereas as a subcontractor, we have visibility in one month”.

“We’ve already made all the savings…


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