Nos expertises


Precision stamping

On the back of nearly a century of expertise in steel forging, FORLAM group is today a world renowned specialist in precision stamping. FORLAM’s expertise relies on its two specialist companies, Bourguignon Barré and PreciForge. The combination of teams, products and processed materials complement each other and enable FORLAM to offer a complete range of forged, machined and assembled products, as well as a full range of ready-to-use products.

These precision products are made to measure in order to meet particularly demanding specifications, and are exported to more than 40 countries throughout the world. The Forging sector of the business represents between 60 and 90% of annual revenue, varying by year and by company.

FORLAM’s Forging expertise was recognised in 2021 by the BPI France Excellence certification. The Group is extremely proud of this recognition and this is an encouragement to share its experiences and good practices within an active company network, to support the growth of the French economy.

Key figures
  • €54m
  • 23 000 tons of steel
    processed per year
  • 220
Environmental responsibility

Reducing environmental impact is one of FORLAM’s priorities and has been for over 10 years. FORLAM’s commitment in this domain has allowed for considerable advances, as much for recycling and waste reduction as for better managed energy consumption. Over the period 2010-2020, efforts to limit FORLAM’s carbon footprint has been recognised by real results in several areas :

  • - 95%
    water consumption
  • - 35%
    gas consumption
  • - 15%
    electricity consumption
  • - 30%
    volume of waste
Production sites
  • 45 rue du Comodo
    08800 Les Hautes Rivières
  • 45 avenue Léo Lagrange - BP 38
    63306 Thiers CEDEX
Advantages that make the difference
  • Selection of different steel grades
  • R&D department integrated into each production site
  • Bespoke manufacturing, from small to large scale
  • Capacity to produce lightweight, small and high precision components
  • Traceability across the whole production cycle, from the raw materials to the forged piece
  • Respect for process and quality standards

In order to meet the specific needs of high-tech industries, each production site has a designated R&D department. In close collaboration with customer teams, these R&D departments develop innovative technical solutions combining economic limitations and optimisation of the specification.

Adaptation of component shape, change in steel grade or performing thermal treatment are some of the areas analysed to provide the must suitable solutions for industrial needs on every project.

Main markets targeted
  • Haulage
  • Aviation
  • Automobile
  • Handling
Standards and Certifications