Industrial transfer of a defence aviation production site

Context and challenges

This client, a major player in the aviation industry, wanted to move civil and military industrial activities from the current site to a new location. This project is part of the company's industrial projects for the next 50 years, taking into account the environmental impact (pollution standards, recycling, etc.).

  • This project requires the transfer of :
  • Several production units
  • Administrative, technical & specific support units
  • Specific areas relating to innovation, training and passion for aeronautics
  • Tertiary spaces

The plant is designed to employ more than 600 people in normal operation.

This client has appointed Assystem as prime contractor, including programming (definition of future needs within the framework of the project), studies, planning and implementation of the industrial transfer of the various activities.

Project scope

Phase 0: Programming

  • Inventory and understanding of the issues, activities and gathering of needs
  • Inventory of items to be relocated and layout needs
  • Agility analysis (shuttles, production advances, IS impacts, B plans, etc.)

Phase 1: Design

  • Definition of 3 transfer scenarios (choice, detailed studies, risk analysis, etc.)
  • Implementation plan of the selected solution

Phase 2: Consultation

  • Drafting of the consultation specifications
  • Analysis and selection of service providers

Phase 3: Implementation

  • Checking the facilities

Initial status check

  • Coordination and monitoring of the transfer

Phase 4: Acceptance

  • End inventory, reception, start-up and follow-up GPA(*)


  • Minimising the risk of production disruptions by using Assystem's specific know-how and methodologies to minimise lead times and guarantee the start-up of new installations.
  • Guarantee of the safety of those involved according to a specific HSE plan(**)

(*) GPA: Guarantee of Perfect Achievement

(**) HSE: Health, Safety and Environment


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