Creation of a Joint Venture in India.
After more than 35 years in the company FAVIER TPL, including 25 years in the management, Nicole and Michel leave place to the fourth generation. Mathieu becomes the new director of FAVIER TPL.
The Favier Group acquires the Italian company SIGI, with the aim of expanding its presence on the Italian market.
The production located in Bertignat increases the area of his braiding workshops of 1500m2.
Following the recruitment, three years earlier, of a Quality Anticipation and Strategic Monitoring manager, the company received ISO 9001: 2000 certification.
The company directed part of its operations to composite braiding, both by purchasing a machine specially designed for this type of production and by signing a partnership with a manufacturer of carbon thread.
Acquisition of ISO 9002 certification after a three-year period of bringing up to standard.
The company purchased its first high-speed machines.
Marcel Favier retired and was replaced by his son Michel, whereas Jean-Claude took over responsibility for production and quality. Nicole Favier, Michel’s wife, looked after the accounts.
1974 - 1975
Jean-Claude, his second son, joined the company. He took control of the Ribeyre site and Michel the Bertignat site.
Tresses et Plastiques du Livradois (TPL) was formed.
The family business was split in two: the braiding part remained in Ribeyre while the other part, which was to become the product varnishing and finishing factory, was moved to Bertignat in a former convent school (see photo) where Marcel Favier went to school.
Marcel Favier extended the existing buildings and bought machines.
For the requirements of the market, he went into weaving glass yarn, still as a sub-contractor.
At the age of 63, Eugène Sauvade went into the production of new products such as rayon-based insulating sleeving and worked as a sub-contractor for a single client.
Eugène Sauvade formed the business in Ribeyre, in an former paper village which was totally in ruins and deserted and where he restored the old paper mill and set up wooden braiding machines in it.
Thanks to the mill, he also had the benefit of the energy provided by the water to power the machines and to generate current to light the workshops.
He had 2,000 spindles and produced mainly flat braid, shoe laces, S-twill, brace ties, etc. that he produced as a sub-contractor.