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Research and Development

With over 30 years of know-how, ATE’s Research and Development unit offers you state-of-the-art solutions adapted to your needs.

A constant evolution

At Alsace Techniques Etiquetage we have made excellence our daily business. All our processes are high precision and fully guaranteed. Specialists in repeatability in automatic dispensing, we are able to offer targeted solutions, particularly against creep. We are also constantly questioning ourselves on how we can improve our processes. That’s why we have three people working full time improving the software and hardware of our machines. Each new solution is adapted to the entire machine park. The special requirements and problems of our customers are analysed with the utmost care in order to offer them a perfect result. To achieve this, our industrial manufacturing process is divided into several stages depending on the complexity of the project.

Research and development stage

Analysis of the customer’s needs

First of all, our sales team assists the customer in defining the project. Together they analyse the nature of the desired product, its technical characteristics: shape, type of adhesive, with or without printing, with laminate or varnish, field of application, product presentation (roll, unit, folding screen, sheets), quantities (MOQ or minimum order).

Specifications and material sample

Once the specifications have been defined, a material sample is sent to the customer. This is done in order to validate together the mechanical constraints of the project in terms of rendering, adhesiveness and printability.

Prototype and process definition

After validation, we can produce prototypes on request. These will be used to validate the manufacturing process: laser cutting, rotary or flatbed cutting, and flexography or digital printing. Our Computer Graphics and Methods and Tooling departments are then called upon.

Validation of proofs

Whether for printing or technical cutting, the proofs are sent to the customer and must be validated before any production and tool order (engraved tools or magnetic plates).

Production under FMEA and monitoring plan

We enter the production phase under the control of our quality department. On request, a specific PPAP quality file can be opened, in which case we include a few additional parts called initial samples in the order. These are taken before series production. Samples will also be taken during production, carefully checked and included in the PPAP file.

ATE, processes dedicated to your needs.

A family business with an international scope

  • 13,5 M euro turnover

    13,5 M euro turnover

  • 2/3 of turnover from exports

    2/3 of turnover from exports

  • 320 active customers

    320 active customers

  • 21 countries supplied

    21 countries supplied

  • 69 employees

    69 employees

  • 3000 M2 of production space

    3000 M2 of production space

  • 700 raw materials

    700 raw materials

  • 40 machines

    40 machines