Our business

Since 1836, our family business ROBERT LAMINAGE has manufactured metal strips and foils with the utmost precision. 

We supply a very wide range of alloys, covering the most stringent industrial requirements. We have also developed a unique know-how in the design of custom solutions for special applications.

Mission

Our business has specialised in rolling for generations, without interruption. We have developed a unique industrial know-how, which defines us as an absolute benchmark in our field. We do not make any compromises on the quality of our products, just as we remain inflexible in terms of the values underpinning our reputation and guaranteeing our long-term future. We have inherited a spirit of innovation, which we cultivate with passion and honesty. We listen to our customers, and believe firmly in relationships based on partnership and trust. Every day, we work to improve our environment so that future generations continue to benefit from this immense know-how. 

Vision

ROBERT LAMINAGE has for more than 50 years been a favoured partner of watchmaking, a field which has constantly been enhanced by its know-how in terms of rolling. Now we want to actively step up our diversification to all cutting-edge industries requiring the development of high-quality rolled alloys, such as the medical, aeronautic or transport industries. The miniaturisation of all the equipment has advanced our capacity to roll ultra-thin strips and produce small runs efficiently. From generation to generation, our company has proudly embodied the values of SWISS MADE: precision, know-how and respect.

 

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Our team

At ROBERT LAMINAGE, our employees are the key to our success, and we put them at the heart of what we do.

Thanks to the wide diversity in terms of age, experience and seniority, our employees can draw on an exceptional blend of skills in terms know-how, team spirit, creativity and innovation.

Joining ROBERT LAMINAGE means entering the world of a well-developed working culture and a corporate philosophy firmly focused on the future and common success.

Job offer

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Robert Laminage in figures

Employees
40
Year of foundation
1836
Quantity in stock
700 tons
Number of alloys
70 alloys
Thickness range
0.009 to 3.70 mm
Quantity range
1 to 5000 kg
8
Cold rolling mill
12
Levelling machine
6
Slitting line
10
Furnaces
3
Stamping presses

Timeline

1836
Steel cold rolling started at the La Roche factory upstream of the Le Châtelot dam (Doubs) by a man named Frédéric LeCoultre.
1863
La Roche factory taken over by a Mr. Auguste Matthey, a roller, based in La Jaluse.
1901
Cold rolling workshop set up in La Neuville by the Matthey family. The La Roche and La Jaluse factories were operated by the Klaus family, chocolate makers. George Robert Prince was hired by Jacques Klaus in 1918.
1936
Following the 1929 crash, the business went bankrupt and was taken over by Robert Prince the first.
1937
Introduction of non-ferrous alloys such as brasses, bronzes, nickel silvers and pure nickel.
1938
La Roche factory operations shut down, production transferred to the La Jaluse site, Le Locle, Switzerland.
1947
Southern part of the factory built.
1955
First continuous furnace purchased.
1957
Expansion to house the Siemag roller.
1960
First stainless steels introduced.
1965
Aluminium alloys introduced.
1968
Shed built to house the gas furnaces.
1977
Georges Henri Robert Prince takes over management of the business.
1978
Current storage shed built.
1990
Business taken over by Jean François Robert Prince.
1991
Cold rolling of multi-metal strips aimed at the automotive market
1992
Introduction of alloys derived from powder metallurgy, "Pfinodal® and AM388®".
1994
ISO 9000 and then ISO 9001 certification.
1997
Expansion, new production factory.
2004
Partnership with LBA anc. CLAL MSX, development in the field of aeronautics.
2005-2008
Introduction of MarAging Durimphy®, RODUR, Durnico®, Phynox® and Phytime® steels.
2011
Business purchased by Robert Prince Aubin the 4th.
2013
Diversification into the medical field.
2014
Introduction of the first machinable alloys from lead CuZn42.
2015
Expansion, production and storage.
2016
Distribution in Switzerland of NKT322® alloys by Jx Nippon Mining.
2018
Laser thickness measurement systems installed (+/- 0.0005 mm = 0.5 mu).
2019
Development and integrations of cutting-edge IT solutions, and migration to CLOUD.

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