french fab

MATREX: member of the French Fab

MATREX is part of the French companies associated with the French Fab, which represents the French industrial sector with common objectives. The French Fab includes French companies, economic actors, institutions, and industrial sites. They share the determination to develop the French industry and the entire supply chain.

For over 60 years, MATREX has developed a unique expertise in the field of handling and has been established in the Burgundy region for 50 years. They design, manufacture, and install conveyors, handling systems and baggage handling systems. These equipment are intended for:

  • Manufacturing industries (food processing, automotive, wood and furniture, waste treatment…)
  • Logistics (parcel, order picking…)
  • Airport sector (baggage handling, passenger handling, furniture…)

Our equipment is designed by our designers and manufactured exclusively in France by our workshop teams and using our own technical resources. Our strength lies in offering robust and high-quality equipment to our customers. Our constant concern is to improve and adapt our equipment to meet the expectations and needs of our customers. Therefore, we support them in the realization of their projects, from design to commissioning on their site.

The French Fab promotes French companies as much as possible. 95% of our suppliers are French companies. Our goal is to go even further by choosing regional and local suppliers. This is to preserve French know-how, proximity, and maintain a human and trusting relationship.

The French Fab also emphasizes the importance of human within the business and the company. We believe that the added value of our company primarily comes from the individuals who compose it. Working conditions, safety, and the well-being of our employees are our main concerns. We attach great importance to integration within the company, allowing new employees to discover all services from the outset. For us, this is the key to the success of the initial investment in MATREX, which is the human being and consequently their development.

MATREX’s policy is always to help its employees progress, particularly through training. That is why we have more than 1% of our budget to the training plan. The objectives are to acquire and develop new skills, be more versatile, and evolve towards new professions.

We also strive for minimal ecological impact on the world. We work towards reducing our carbon footprint through shorter transportation, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions. We also contribute to optimizing paper and plastic consumption, adopting reasonable energy consumption, and working with suitable supply chains for our packaging wood.

We apply this principle every day in our company. MATREX systematically commits to optimizing consumption and reducing waste in terms of raw materials, fluids, and energy in our own developments and investments. We aim to be a virtuous company in reducing our energy footprint in all aspects of our business. This vision is implemented in project designs for our clients, as well as in our internal manufacturing and organizational activities. It is also reflected in the rigorous management of our waste through approved channels and, above all, in waste minimization.

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The MATREX factory celebrates its half-century this year!

50 years ago, settling in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, MATREX linked its future to our beautiful region of Burgundy (France), already well known for its culinary and wines specialties, we strongly participate also to its industrial fame and know how.

50 years of history and evolution, we stay faithful to our professional and human values. With this long experience, MATREX is your expert partner in conveyors and handling systems.

Let’s drive you through our beautiful story…

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standard 3

Standard 3 : Explosive detection system approved for civil aviation safety and security

standard 3

Security and safety in airports are important matters for protection against terrorist acts. That is the reason why passengers and baggage screenings have been improved over the years.

Now a day, hold baggage shall be systematically and carefully checked and inspected before being loaded on board. The most advanced machines can automatically detect the presence of explosives. These are EDS (Explosive Detection System) or tomographs. They can detect suspicious baggage and alert controller who with human intelligence can then requalify or not pointed out baggage after controlling of images by highly trained personal.

European regulations stipulates that all screening Machines installed should be equipped with the most modern technology called the standard 3, by the 1st September 2020. However, time extensions has been granted following the COVID crisis. This broke abruptly airport revenues worldwide.

Standard 3 is the level of regulation that has recently come into force and is gradually becoming mandatory for all airports processing more than 200 000 passengers per year. This change in the regulation requires of significant changes in the management of baggage flows in most of the airports. Depending on the volume of baggage to be processed and requalification delay, baggage flow will be designed according to flowspeed and available place.

The control of standard 3 is based, for example, on 5 levels of detection:

    • Level 0: baggage is not yet checked.
    • Level 1: baggage is checked and considered qualified by the EDS at the exit of the machine
    • Level 2: baggage is checked but considered suspicious or not yet qualified. In this case, the security controller is called and has 30 to 60 seconds to requalify the baggage according to his analysis of the images. They transmitted by the EDS machine. In some cases, the controller requires more time than expected. So, baggage is put on hold in a specific line for handling doubtful baggage.
    • Level 3: baggage is re-checked and considered qualified. It is then reintroduced to the main baggage flow.
    • Level 4: re-checked baggage considered as suspicious; the controller or his supervisor has an additional 60 to 75 seconds to carry out further analysis and possibly re-qualify it. If disqualified or not yet requalified, baggage is declared suspicious and will be sent to a reconciliation room for a manual search, if possible in the presence of the passenger.

More information can be found in the video below: