Interview: Our questions to La compagnie des blocs, exhibiting 2020
La compagnie des blocs, a specialist in acrylic inclusion for more than 30 years, returns for the 6th consecutive year to exhibit at CTCO. We wanted to know more about it from its manager, Patrick Cassagne.
What are your company’s strengths?
Based in Maubourguet, La compagnie des Blocs is a company with more than 30 years of existence that offers tailor-made products 100% made in France. Accompanied by our production tool Fiva créations in which all products are processed. Fiva has a fleet of digital and conventional machines, on a surface of 2000 m² with a team of 15 people allowing tailor-made creations and therefore more creativity in our creations. Thus we offer unit and series production to meet all requirements, in acrylic glass, but also in different materials, wood, glass, metals etc.
Finally, Fiva has the EPV label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant”. [This official French label is issued under the authority of the Ministry of Economy and Finance to distinguish French companies with excellent crafts and industrial know-how, editor’s note]
Why did Compagnie des Blocs choose to participate again in the CTCO exhibition?
CTCO is the trade show where all the market players meet. This is a unique opportunity to meet them in large numbers and in a short time. This event allows us to present our products and highlight our ability to create custom-made products. Visitors will find on our stand a product that will stand out. We would also like to highlight French manufacturing on this occasion.
What is your vision of the market? Have you experienced any changes in customer expectations in recent years?
It seems to me that disposable products or products made under unethical conditions are doomed to disappear. The consumer becomes aware of the importance of a product designed to last, an authentic product that will communicate its message for longer. Environmental and ethical issues are increasingly present at the time of purchase.
The acrylic glass we use allows us to have a durable and reusable advertising medium since it is “thermoplastic”, i.e. it can be reformed once heated.