Inauguration of the first automated French sports shoe factory by ASF 4.0, a Chamatex Group subsidiary

19 . 10 . 2021

One year to the day, after laying the foundation stone, despite the health crisis, Advanced Shoe Factory 4.0 (ASF 4.0), a subsidiary of the CHAMATEX GROUP specialising in technical textiles, has inaugurated its automated production unit for sports shoes, in Ardoix, Ardèche, alongside Siemens. The project led jointly by the Chamatex group and its partners Salomon, Babolat and Millet (also member of Techtera), represents an investment of €10 million, to which the state and the region have each pledged up to €300,000.

For this large-scale project, Siemens has put all its expertise concerning Industry 4.0 at the service of a real economic challenge: automating and relocating the production of sports shoes into France. The first shoe “made in ASF 4.0”, will be a Salomon model dedicated to the sport of trail running and active hiking – available for sale in early 2022.


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