Activities at Saint Jean Industries

Automotive, aeronautics, industry…

Saint Jean Industries has positioned itself to deliver innovative solutions for the transportation and industrial machinery sectors.

Organizing our activities into product divisions provides an overview of our main business lines.

Group product divisions

Currently the transportation sector, particularly the automotive segment, accounts for the largest portion of our business at around 80%. In this market, Saint Jean is one of the top players for three divisions or sub-categories of products: chassis, engines and wheels.

The aeronautics division was established after the acquisition of a RUAG subsidiary in May 2011, and this has become a growth sector for Saint Jean.

The industrial or production equipment division is expanding along with its niche markets.

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Chassis, body in white & crash management

Saint Jean produces suspension module assemblies, structural subsets for BIW and crash management.

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Powertrain

For both internal combustion and electrical vehicles, our group offers solutions for the powertrain lightweighting and the fuel efficiency. Saint Jean Industries produces all types of powertrain components in aluminum, cast iron and steel.

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Aluminum rims

Our COBAWHEELS™ technology, combining COBAPRESS™, friction-stir welding (FSW) and flow-turning, significantly reduces the weight of large-diameter aluminum rims.

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Industry

The industrial division includes a wide variety of applications, from energy transmission and distribution to special machinery and ropeway drive systems.

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Cutting tools and tooling

Saint Jean Tooling, specializes in the design and production of cutting tools, foundry tools, forge tools, and machining assemblies.

Aeronautic

Saint Jean Aero is specialized in the machining and assembly of hard metal parts for the aeronautics market.

Innovation at Saint Jean Industries

The secret to the continued growth and expansion of Saint Jean Industries is our policy of continuous innovation, an integral part of our Group’s DNA.

All Saint Jean staff members are stakeholders in this innovation process, actively participating in NEXT groups tasked with envisioning innovative products and technologies.

Our COBAPRESS™ technology is a perfect example, as our Research and Development center has applied for around ten patents relating to this innovation.

From this initial technological development came ground-breaking products, like our ultra-light COBAWHEELS™ aluminum rims or dual-material COBADISK™ brake discs.

Other new projects are now also being developed within the company or with outside partners (academia, companies, clusters, etc.).

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The keywords for our innovations are:

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Weight reduction

Design, technology, the right materials…Saint Jean Industries studies and sorts through all possible combinations to identify the solutions that guarantee optimal results.

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Mechanical properties

Exploring the full range of possibilities for existing materials and technologies to deliver the ultimate part.

Flow

Studying solutions to improve the flow of gases and liquids inside engines to boost efficiency.

Reducing frictions

Design and materials come together to create solutions that limit friction losses in mechanical systems.

Intégrateur de technologies

As our group has grown, Saint Jean Industries has integrated and developed new technologies to keep pace with needs.

Today, Saint Jean Industries has positioned itself to deliver comprehensive solutions, from the design stage all the way through simulation, prototype validation, tooling production, industrialization, and, ultimately, mass production.

This extensive integration enables our Group to control the entire value chain, resulting in better responsiveness and agility.

We are experts in these production processes:

  • Aluminum casting: including gravity die, low-pressure casting and sand molding.
  • The COBAPRESS™: a hybrid process combining casting and forging
  • Iron and steel casting: shell molding (Croning)
  • Bending of aluminum extruded profiles
  • The assembly by welding of aluminum subsets
  • Machining and assembly with automated cells

Our references

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