Comfort is our trade, good sense is in our nature and well-being is our mission.
For more than 60 years, we have thought that the well-being we provide through our products should be transposed to all our stakeholders. Starting with those who manufacture our products, those who use them, not forgetting nature which gives us the materials. Eco-design, which we are taking further still, the total transparency of our production, the motivation and commitment of our employees, all make us a company that gives meaning to its missions.
We are doing everything we can to ensure the continuation of our knowledge and the development of our 160 employees.
Apart from a training plan meeting the needs and changes, and very favourable guarantees of health and pension expenses, we are investing to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees. This can mean workstation arrangements (e.g. installing a transfer truck for making it easier to move and cut steel stocks) as well as the layout of our premises. Since 2018, a "Siesteria" rest room, equipped with several Relax loungers, has been accessible to all employees for use during breaks.
The COBEE (COmmittee for well-BEing and the Environment) is a working group of volunteer employees which discusses, proposes and implements internal actions linked to employee well-being, the working environment and the reduction of our environmental impact.
French creator and manufacturer since 1954, we can summarise our eco-design approach as "more comfort for our users –less impact for the environment".
Our creative teams design products with nothing superfluous: a minimum amount of material for maximum lifetime and comfort. We use partially recycled and 100% recyclable steel and aluminium, our powder paints are 100% recycled and most of our fabrics are labelled "Oeko-Tex Standard 100".
In priority we select partners and suppliers near our production site located in Anneyron (26). So the fabric yarn is made and woven in La-Tour-du-Pin (38), the paints come from Montbrison (42), our plastic parts are produced in Balmay (01), our Airlon fabrics are woven in Rupt-sur-Moselle (88) and dyed, or printed, in Tarare (69), etc.
In the offices and production shops, all waste is reduced, sorted and recycled, except for certain outdoor fabrics for which we are working on upcycling solutions.
At LAFUMA MOBILIER, we are fighting against planned obsolescence and the throw-away culture. The choice of raw materials is crucial. Two of the main criteria are their quality and provenance. High tensile strength steels (lighter and strong), 100% polyester powder paint (7x stronger than conventional epoxy), outdoor textiles certified Oeko-Tex Standard… Our purchases come 98% from Europe and 68% from France. Relax and Transat are the incarnation of lasting best-sellers and are constantly improving. Created in 1962, we have never stopped reworking and innovating. Internally or in laboratory, each product is subject to tests of tensile, fatigue and UV resistance.
If despite our quality controls a product is found to be defective, our after-sales service, installed at our Drôme production site, is able to replace the part in good time. We can be proud of having a very low rate of returns thanks to the attention paid to the quality of our products (index 0.3%).
The choice of responsible consumption is a major issue at the heart of our life styles and our future. It counters the throw-away culture which uses the resources of our planet: the quality, durability and provenance of the products that we consume should concern us! We believe everyone has a part to play in this collective fight. As a brand, as an industrialist and a manufacturer, we share in this responsibility.