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Passion, pride and generation transition

Fives' companies - Fives DMS and Fives ECL- opened workshop doors to their employees, current and former staff members and their families, to discover the industrial site fueled with professional pride and shared values.


The Open House Day, which gathered more 550 visitors, was held place at Ronchin, a historical base of Fives ECL, on September 10, 2022, on the occasion of Fives ECL’s 75 years of anniversary.

"I am passionate of what I do, and I want to show my family what I’m proud of,” comments Dominique Verlinde, Civil Work Designer at Fives DMS, whose grandson enjoyed building LEGO machines, similar to the ones assembled at the workshop. 

­“I am personally attached to the company as I started here with my first job and now 28 years later, I am striving to show my children the value of work,” says Vincent Murgia, Regulatory Control Manager of Fives ECL, surrounded by older and younger members of the family.

“I have been very attached to a workshop environment for all my 33 years carrier at Fives DMS, from mechanical machines to everything that you can create by yourself,” states René Plouvier, HSEQ – General Services Manager of Fives DMS.

“I’m proud to show to all my colleagues a big transformation that we have done at the Fives ECL workshop. It was a long journey: we created seven groups, using a Kaizen concept, to involve all employees in order to improve the workshop flow and its functions, and this is what we wanted to demonstrate today,” highlights Jean-Christophe Echilley, Industrial Director of Fives ECL.

A variety of activities were carried over during the Open House Day, such as historical photo and video discovery, real machine demonstration and 3D model interaction, kid workshops and a family buffet, both in the office building and a newly transformed workshop of Fives ECL. A great way to discover Fives’ core value – “Faire aimer l’industrie”.