In line with our “Let’s go further” strategy, here at Winoa we are continuing to roll out our roadmap.
The goal of improving the alignment of our ecosystem by implementing sound processes and shared values is all the more important given the scale of our operations: our company has industrial and commercial operations on all continents, with a total workforce of 1,000 employees.
Protecting their health and safety and complying with environmental standards has always been our highest priority: all our plants hold OHSAS 18 001 certification; eleven out of twelve are also ISO 14 001-certified; and the twelfth will be by mid-2017. In the near future we are also considering extending ISO 50 001 certification to all our facilities, thus reaffirming our commitment to reducing our energy consumption.
By striving to maximise our teams’ operational efficiency, we are also able to improve the productivity of our clients.
Here are a few illustrations.
Over the past five years, the Winoa Academy has given more than 300 employees from 20 different countries opportunities to share their experiences of optimising blasting processes: adjusting machine settings, changing products, introducing premium products, etc. Last spring, Winoa inaugurated its sixth testing and research centre in Houston (Texas), enabling it to develop advanced training programmes and test new products and services under real working conditions. Thanks to this investment, Winoa is now in a position to build development partnerships with leading industrial firms in North America.
Last but not least, growth is driven via the implementation of new solutions for preparing or renovating metal surfaces. These solutions can save up to 30% of the total cost of an operation, while also helping to accelerate completion times and reduce waste by more than 90%. In addition to supplying the best shot-blasting facilities, Winoa enables its clients to boost their performance thanks to its "Phenics" machine range and its ability to deploy its technical teams world-wide.