What are the latest innovations from Mure & Peyrot?
At the end of 2020, we launched the EVO blade loader. It is an individual charger designed so that the user has no direct contact with the blade. It is inserted into the charger, covered with a biodegradable and biosourced plastic protection (based on potato peels). This charger is compatible with our Lugos and Albret knives. This device has been developed to enhance user safety and minimize the risk of accidents when changing blades. The company positioned itself in the safety sector in the 1990s. Since then, some forty patents have been filed by Mure & Peyrot to offer our industrial customers the safest and most ergonomic cutting tools possible.
How is your business positioned today?
The company invests 20% of its annual turnover in research and development and constantly seeks new means of production. We manufacture 530,000 safety knives and five million industrial blades every year.
The only one in Europe to hold the LNE (National Testing Laboratory) certification for a range of food-grade and detectable knives, Mure & Peyrot has also developed specific knives for major players in the industrial sector (windshields, for example).
What place does additive manufacturing have at Mure & Peyrot?
For 5 years, we have been using additive manufacturing to design, manufacture prototypes and test them. We now have three wire and resin 3D printers. For the manufacture of the molds, we also use 3D printing. On the scale of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, we are the only ones to offer our customers bi-material knives offering more ergonomics and comfort. This shift towards the industry of the future has made the company gain in productivity for several years.
What has been the impact of the health crisis on the company?
We experienced some supply difficulties, particularly with regard to polypropylenes. There were delivery delays, but we had anticipated enough to limit the impact of the crisis. Today, things seem to be back to normal. Our customers, spread over more than 70 countries, have remained loyal to us and maintained their regular orders.
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