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Goyer provides Majunga Tower façade

15 May 2013

Based in Fougères-sur-Bièvre, the company has returned to a satisfactory level of activity after a serious downturn. This is due to some major projects in the Paris region.

Goyer's workshops in Fougères-sur-Bièvre are working at full capacity: a satisfying state of affairs for the Prefect, Gilles Lagarde, who yesterday afternoon came to visit the facilities of the department's largest company in the construction sector. After the major depression of 2010 and 2011, during which the company saw its turnover fall by half (but maintaining its workforce of 350 employees), the return of some large orders has provided a much-needed shot in the arm.

All of the Fougères cladding specialist's new contracts are in the Paris region, and include the Majunga Tower in La Défense. This 174 metre high, 42 floor office building designed by Jean-Paul Viguier has an unusual outline, with a sloping wave-like façade, that provided something of a challenge for the engineers' computers in Fougères. "We had to design panels with numerous complex shapes," explains production director John Van Boven. "More than 2,000 will be required to cover the entire façade. We are currently on the tenth floor."