For FILLON TECHNOLOGIES, “sustainable development” has several meanings. It defines our approach to making decisions, as well as the management of our impact on the environment and our relationship with our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders. But above all, we are fully convinced that a sustainable business ensures its long term growth. As an international player, we are aware of the fact that our impact reaches further than the walls of our premises.
“Sustainable development” has been part of our business culture for years. Our teams, think, create and industrialise tomorrow’s equipment taking great care over the design specifications for our new products. We are fully aware that our product manufacture methods have a direct impact on the environment. We also understand the importance of considering products in terms of their “life cycle” to reduce the business’s impact and its products’ impact on the planet. This is why we use an eco-design approach and make it our duty to permanently examine all aspects of our products (design, manufacture, use and recycling) to make sure that we have taken all possible measures to reduce our carbon footprint to a minimum.
This approach implies a global vision, to reduce the need for raw material energy (by working on new materials for example), energy consumption, packaging and waste.
Our latest applications cover:
– The shaft on our lids. We have replaced the stainless steel shaft by a composite shaft which has an increased service life, high resistance, etc.
– The JET CLEAN, a pistol washer that reduces solvent consumption and combines both innovation and savings. It won the EQUIP AUTO 2009 Jury award.
– The FILL ONE, a clean aerosol filling system that respects the environment and the user’s health. Thanks to this equipment, the user does not need to use solvents or toxic cleaning products.
– And finally, the DAISY WHEEL (winner of the EQUIP AUTO Innovation prize and the 2013 Innovation prize for the Centre region of France) an automatic paint doser combining innovation, savings and ecology. This automatic machine can dose paint with extreme accuracy, making it possible to limit paint waste, but above all allowing the user to work in a healthy environment (no more direct contact with paint).
By design, our equipment also helps our customers to meet their own sustainable development objectives. They are not only designed to make everyday use by the refinisher easier, but also to implement processes to limit the use of resources and the waste of materials. We regularly exchange information with test refinishers to identify their needs (creation of new products) and to improve our existing products to better meet their needs.