On April 2, Haulotte Group celebrated the laying of the foundation stone of its future head office in the presence of Mr Gaël Perdriau, President of Saint-Etienne Métropole and Mayor of Saint-Etienne, Mr Gérard Tardy, Mayor of the municipality of Lorette, Mr Gérard Lacroix, Secretary General of Loire Prefecture, Mr Samy Kefi-Jerome from Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region, as well as many elected officials and representatives of local companies who will build this new headquarters.
Located in Lorette (France), this emblematic project is bearing the vision of Haulotte Group and will welcome more than 300 employees on a 31,000 square feet of land.
It will consist of:
>> 5 000 m² office building,
>> 5 000 m² outdoor test area,
>> 2 500 m² innovation area,
>> 500 m² showroom area.
Several speeches punctuated the ceremony. Mr Gérard Lacroix concluded by quoting William Faulkner “The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it”. Mr. Lacroix paid tribute to the Saubot family's entrepreneurial spirit by saying "You are pursuing a dream that will come true".
Laying of the foundation stone by Alexandre Saubot, CEO of Haulotte Group, Gaël Perdriau, Gérard Tardy,
Patrice Métairie, Industrial Director of Haulotte Group, and Thierry Milhaud, Associate Engineer at Eutopia