The first edging system manufacturer to obtain the "Guaranteed French Origin" seal for its digital chains for opticians: Alta PRO, Alta XS, Alta XL and eMOTION (newest member) of the BRIOT line.
This seal enables companies to promote manufacturing in France and allows customers to choose French-made products. According to the latest studies, 93% of consumers say that they want to know the geographic origin of the products they buy, and a large majority of consumers say that they prefer products manufactured in France, for reasons of quality, safety and job protection.
The seal is given by Bureau Veritas on the basis of two mandatory criteria:
• at least 50% of the product's added value must be produced in France
• the product must have acquired its essential characteristics in France.
To ensure compliance with these requirements, Bureau Veritas performs a yearly audit of the LTO production site in order to verify its sourcing practices.
The Group intends to use this seal as proof of its transparency and of the traceability of its products. The Group conducts all of its R&D and production activities in France. The site in Upper Normandy also includes a customer service centre, and these facilities ensure a high standard of production quality and continuous communication at all steps, for optimal customer satisfaction.
The Group also applies this mindset to its suppliers. To benefit from the best available expertise and the proximity needed for dialogue and quality assurance, high-precision parts and complex components are purchased in France as a priority.