Founded in 1958, AIF (Ateliers de l'Ile de France) was for many years one of the leading French manufacturers of standard and special tipped tools. Faced with the evolution of cutting techniques, it has naturally oriented itself towards the manufacture of tool holders and special carbide inserts according since 1989.
In 1996, AIF carried out an external growth operation by acquiring LPP (La Précision Profil) located in Saint-Maur, a high-precision mechanical engineering unit with a team of high-performance professionals.
This operation enabled each of the two companies to expand their business sectors through an increase in their production resources and a complementarity of their businesses.
In order to improve our performance (reduction of costs, delivery times, response times), an extension of the infrastructure at the Villeparisisis site was carried out in 2000 and LPP moved into the headquarters in July 2000.
To face the regional bar turning market in Haute Savoie, AIF set up a commercial agency in the Arve valley in September 2001.
Located in Cluses, the branch has enough stock to quickly serve this regional clientele.
Connected to the head office, thanks to the latest generation of computer systems, the distance is transparent, both for the group's internal staff and for the customer.
In 2005, the company established the single document to assess and control professional risks in the various establishments, in order to protect employees and therefore to be always effective in satisfying customers.
Equipped with a design office and a control room, the two companies have a large number of machines, especially high-performance CNC machine tools of the latest generation, 4, 5 and 6 axes, enabling them to meet the majority of customer requirements.
In May 2016, the 2 companies changed ownership. Mr Vinh Kok Quach becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. All staff are retained and activities remain the same.
In order to evolve with new technologies, many investments were made during the summer of 2016: installation of high speed internet connection, complete rewiring of our computer network by integrating certain workstations in the workshop such as control, air conditioning of the computer room, installation of external surveillance cameras, installation of an air-conditioned meeting room with giant screen, switch to telephony via the Internet...
In November 2016, in order to optimise our services, AIF and LPP merged under the unique name of AIF. However, the LPP logo has been kept for commercial purposes.
In order to improve communication, the company's website (www.aif.fr), already redesigned in 2009, will be updated again in 2017 in a modernised version.
A team of experienced professionals, significant and constant investments as well as a willingness to work with rigour, method and precision, allow us to be recognized partners of car manufacturers and major contractors in the automotive, aeronautics, military industry, railway and nuclear sectors.
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