Holight specialized in the manufacture of lighting "Made in France", has won a tender of the RATP. A significant boost for this small business béarnaise.
This is the beautiful story of the beginning of the year. The future paris metro stations that will be rehabilitated will now benefit from a lighting entirely made by a French SME.
Holight, a small company of 33 employees located at the south of Pau and making all its products in France won the call for tenders launched by RATP. This tender part of a larger plan of renewal of the 300 stations in the network in paris.
Three-year contract with the RATP
"We've put roughly a year to develop and certify the products delivered, the LED lights that are energy efficient. This contract binds us for three years with the RATP and we will inform the platforms and corridors of the metro stations," said Richard Bonneville, patron of Holight.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
Created 40 years ago, the company has achieved in 2016 a turnover of 3.9 million euros , mostly made in France. "We do professional lighting for shops, local collectives and the enhancement of buildings," says Richard Bonneville.
A former employee at the head of the company
at the head of the SMES for the past two years, the man has built Holight in 1999 as a simple employee. Where a shareholder wished to transfer his units in the capital, it has acquired and gained the majority.
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If the boss says that things are going "rather well" despite very strong competition coming from Asia, this new large contract should be a significant boost for the coming months. "We have benefited from the Pact SMES, a system created in 2010 to help SMES to grow, welcomes Richard Bonneville. And the RATP really wanted a French SME is able to win this market."