A FAMILY COMPANY
Year of the creation of the Choquenet company
The company “Fabrication et Ateliers Lucien CHOQUENET” was founded in 1925 by Mr. Lucien CHOQUENET. Its first vocation was to supply equipment to local industries and more particularly to sugar factories and distilleries.
In 1925 M. Louis BOUDIN, father-in-law of Mr. L. CHOQUENET and director of SAINT GOBAIN glass factory, invented the flat glass flow process and committed the manufacture of the first glass rolling machines in the world to the CHOQUENET company.
For a long time, the company’s two specialties were sugar and glass equipment.
Laurie CHOQUENET, 4th generation, took over in 2020
Today the company has not only developed in the field of urban and industrial water treatment but is also involved in many processes of implementation of products such as in chemical, pharmaceutical, mining industries, etc.
“Our vision and values are constantly evolving to adapt to the ecological and economic challenges of today and tomorrow. As a 100 year-old family-owned company, we place customer satisfaction at the heart of our concerns.
With our high quality and highly technical products, we are responsible for the world of tomorrow. Collaborate with Choquenet means adopting values and a state of mind that will make us all better.
Choquenet, a set of values in everyday life
OUR LOCATION AND CONTACTS
Research and development / Laboratory
A laboratory is located in the CHOQUENET premises. Equipped with various instruments, it allows our teams of chemists to test the different suspensions in order to guarantee their performance. Our teams can also carry out test campaigns ranging from the choice of packaging to technical optimisation (fabric, cake thickness, choice of process stages, etc.). In parallel, numerous research and development studies are carried out, both on the optimisation of the filtration of different sludges and on the development of new technologies.
Our sales team is organised geographically throughout the country in order to be as close as possible to its customers, thus providing service and responsiveness.
Composed of several sales technicians and sales assistants, we are at your disposal for all new projects or spare parts needs.
Choquenet also stands out for its strong international presence by relying on an extensive network of local representatives or sales agents with whom it has forged strong partnerships, thus ensuring a formidable local relay wherever in the world it may be.
Purchasing and Supply
Our Purchasing-Procurement Department covers the entire value chain of our products, from upstream analysis of the order to After Sales Service.
Our warehouse manages more than 4,000 references in stock, representing more than one million euros of available parts, in order to respond as quickly as possible.
We manage our suppliers and partners on a daily basis in order to meet our deadlines, ensure the durability of our products, and find technical solutions for our oldest equipment still in use. The search for efficiency is our leitmotiv for defining our purchasing strategies, anticipating our needs, balancing our costs and remaining competitive.
CHOQUENET has a design office composed of designers, electricians and technicians, experts in their field, to develop complete and tailor-made dehydration units adapted to our customers’ needs.
We have 3 workshops:
A mechanical workshop for machining parts of all sizes by chip removal. This allows us to be autonomous and reactive to different demands.
An assembly workshop for the complete assembly of our filter presses. Each filter press is mechanically tested here before being sent to the customer.
A glass workshop for the preparation of the packaging and the repair of the boxes during cold repairs. The workshop is also equipped with a test bench to validate the repairs made.
HR and Accounting
CHOQUENET works for the well-being of its employees by developing the Quality of Life at Work. We want to retain our teams in order to maintain our skills and know-how.
After-sales service and maintenance
Our aim is not simply to sell new machines but to provide you with service and support throughout the life of our equipment.
To do this, we have a team entirely dedicated to the management of spare parts that will help you prolong the performance of our machines.
In addition, we also offer maintenance contracts where you can entrust us with the entire maintenance of your filters. Longevity and peace of mind, our experts take care of everything.
Choquenet is committed to the future
CHOQUENET is MASE certified – Manuel d’Amélioration Sécurité des Entreprises.
MASE is a management system whose objective is the permanent and continuous improvement of the Safety, Health and Environment performance of companies.
The certification brings guarantees in terms of management of professional risks within our company but also in the user companies in which we intervene.
This approach is essential for CHOQUENET as it underlines the importance we attach to guaranteeing the Health and Safety of our employees and the protection of our Environment.
Choquenet is committed to the future
CHOQUENET has AEO status – Authorised Economic Operator
The AEO status has enabled CHOQUENET, which carries out an activity related to international trade, to acquire a label of confidence and quality for the customs and security-safety processes it implements. It distinguishes the most reliable companies. Issued by the French Customs, it is recognized throughout the European Union (EU) and in countries that have signed mutual recognition agreements.