Innovation lies at the core of everything the Gascogne group does.
The Group’s long-term success and growth depend on the development of innovative products with high added value. To reach this objective, the Gascogne group’s executive management team has undertaken a major investment plan to modernise and renew its production tools and create a Research & Development unit in each of its two divisions.
These units, which are exclusively focused on R&D and innovation projects, work on enhancing our product ranges and manufacturing processes in close cooperation with the General Management and the Industrial and Sales & Marketing Departments for the Wood & Packaging Divisions.
To ensure the long-term growth and success of the Group’s activities, our Research & Development focuses on four areas:
The Research & Development units of the Wood and Packaging Divisions depend on the expertise of materials specialists.
Each activity has a dedicated R&D manager in direct contact with the process engineers and the technical and development support staff at each production site.
The Wood Division also has design expertise integrated into its R&D unit to anticipate market needs and expectations.
New laboratories with cutting-edge technology was inaugurated in 2015 in each of the Group’s divisions. These laboratories were designed as collaborative spaces dedicated to customer service and innovation.
The Research & Development unit develops new projects in close cooperation with all Sales, Marketing & Technical teams at Gascogne Papier.
Continually monitoring technological advances and working with customers to develop innovative papers and new applications is what our Market Managers from the Markets/Products Technical Assistance Department do every day. They know all the ins and outs of the paper processing and possible uses and constantly strive to improve our manufacturing process, materials and products to optimise the range and better adapt performances to industrial and technical requirements.
In the field, the Sales team and the Marketing Department are constantly monitoring the industry to anticipate and analyse our papers users’ needs and specifications all along the chain. They handle the launching and marketing of new products, providing information to different players in the packaging industry, in order to offer users innovations that will support their own developments and new paper uses.
Gascogne Papier is continually launching new, innovative projects, to keep on enhancing its range of paper solutions and their applications throughout the world.