winning the 2017 economy award
François Lalut, the entrepreneur of the year.
This Wednesday December 13th was held at the Espace Carat in Angouleme the “Charentais of the year” ceremony, hosted by Charente Libre. During this evening François LALUT received for the second time the “ETOILE DE L'ECONOMIE”, award that rewards the entrepreneur of the year.
This award brings out an important year in the rise of our society. Indeed, CITF, which exceeded the threshold of 40 employees by the end of 2016, almost doubled its workforce after one year. Those recruitments are the result of an order book full as ever. Regional industrials from every sector, keep trusting our team by assigning them more and more important projects. CITF has signed by the way two large-scale contracts in addition to the hundreds of orders received this year which allows to have a visibility over more than a year.
But the rise of CITF does not stop here! Thanks to ALIEN project (a MOG optical sorting robot), the fruit of a collaboration between the Bordeaux company JGC and our R&D department, CITF goes abroad to conquer the premium and ultra premium wineries market and plans to move to the US in 2019.
In France our projects are just as buoyant with premises growing and an internal restructuring to be more efficient and responsive to the needs of our many customers. In order to improve our PROCESS, SUPERVISION and DEVELOPMENT businesses, CITF is reorganizing its strategy around several areas. We hope to exceed the threshold of 100 employees within 3 years.
These ambitions are the reflection of a perfect agreement between a management on a human scale and a daring team. CITF can count on its employees who are involved and motivated by the corporate project and banks on a qualified team, present from the beginning and a very low employee turnover. Team spirit has always been a major asset in the success of CITF!