The industrial plan contemplates strategic and operational changes at the group's four divisions (wood, paper, sacks and laminates):
This division includes the companies Forestiere de Gascogne and Gascogne Wood Products both located in France and Gascogne All Wood located in Belgium. The objective is to provide this division with the solid financial foundations necessary to align its long-term positioning with growing and value-added sectors. Investment in a pellets production line is planned to optimize the use of by-products. Investment in a cutting-jointing line will help streamline existing equipment and enable development of higher value-added products. A reduction in the number of industrial sites in the wood division is also envisaged, which will be implemented through site closures and disposals.
This division includes the French companies Gascogne Paper (Mimizan plant) and Depland (plant in Haute Vienne, near Limoges). The objective is to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, notably through investment in a biomass boiler and increased operational efficiency through targeted investments in automation technology.
This division includes the Mimizan and Nantes plants in France as well as plants in Germany, Greece and Tunisia. The objective is to strengthen this division reputation as a specialist. This will involve investment in a third plastics line in Mimizan and the renewal or modernization of two lines at the Nantes site.
This division includes the Dax plant in France and the Linnich plant in Germany. Following the investment already carried out in a new machine in Dax, Gascogne will seek to deepen its penetration and accelerate its growth in existing markets.
The Gascogne Group is the leading player in the wood industry in France, operating at every stage of the processing of forest resources, and the only player in France that is totally integrated along the complete wood-paper-processing chain.