Interview of Matthias Grandclaude, CN Programmation Manager

Who are you?

My name is Matthias Grandclaude. I'm 29 years old and trained as a cabinetmaker.

I have been working in the furniture industry since I was 15 years old.

My job at Régnier consists in developing and industrializing new products, but also in optimizing and improving the feasibility of existing products, in particular by acquiring new tools or by optimizing programming in terms of machining time.

What do you like most about your job?

The study and programming of a new product is always exciting.

Starting from a 3D file or a sample and getting a finished part out of it gives a certain satisfaction. As well as the relationships I can have with our suppliers that enrich my knowledge.

What are the main stages of a project study?

  • Get business information
  • Study the feasibility of the requested product on software. Our expertise acquired over the years allows us to judge fairly quickly whether or not it is possible to do
  • Plan production based on projects already in progress
  • Making a prototype for customer acceptance
  • Industrialize the product if validated: improve the different operations of the process and fill in the information from our ERP system.

What is the quality control process in place for new products?

  • Indicators are present on our production documents to warn staff. For example, depending on the complexities of the product, it is specified on the manufacturing order that the quality department must be notified in order to carry out regular checks.
  • Quality instructions are set up with the customer who gives us tolerances that we must of course respect during production.

In your opinion, what are Régnier's main assets?

  • Reactivity
  • Flexibility
  • Product diversity
  • Versatility of tasks