With a total plant area of 155,000 m² and 348 employees, the Douvrin facility is the biggest european plant for fibre optic production and one of the 11 Prysmian plants in France. The Group has recently completed its investment of approximately €15m in the plant to increase its production capacity in order to match the growing market demand. Part of these investments have been co-funded by the French Government and local institutions, in a joint effort to increase Europe’s competitiveness that results from investment in quality technologies.
‘We are delighted that Mr. Darodes accepted our invitation to visit our renewed plant’ said Philippe Vanhille, executive vice president, Telecom at Prysmian Group ‘His visit clearly demonstrates how the entire supply chain is important for Agence du Numérique- Mission THD, from the very beginning (production of preforms and fibre) to the installation of high quality, very high bit rate optical networks in relation with local governments and telecom operators. The visit confirms the role of Prysmian Group as an active player in the debate on broadband deployment in Europe, while maintaining its commitment to innovation and remaining a leader in the optical fibre sector worldwide.’