Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre

Dec 16, 2019
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
  • Integrity Metal Works Ltd Inauguration at Riche Terre
On the 5th of March at 3p.m at Riche Terre , the brand new Integrity Metal Works Ltd plant has been proudly inaugurated, just a stone's throw
from JIN FEI's SMART CITY,the inauguration has been done in the presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprises and Cooperatives, 
Honorable Soomilduth Bholah and Directors of the company Mrs Barry and Mr Geoffroy. This occasion has revealed much more than it seems
since it is the result of 25 years of effort and perseverance in pursuing quality research on the part of its designer and founder
Mr. Steve Couronne.
Steve Couronne, a young Mauritian from Batterie Cassée, apparently had everything against him: coming from a disadvantaged background
he could not adapt to the school environment and stopped his studies in an early age after primary school. However, ambitious and full of dreams,
he transformed the family garage - from 12 square meters into a turner / fitter workshop, a job he learned  inspired by his elders of the time.
Encouraged by his father and surrounded by his two apprentices, he very quickly mastered the workings of this trade and began to make
an excellent reputation for his quality work and his know-how with the managers of the most famous construction sites in the industrial sector
of the island.
The 2000s
The 2000s has been decisive for Steve Couronne, continuing with determination, he made a first trip to England to acquire even more powerful
machine tools. He was aware that to be the best in his sector he must strive for excellence and stand out with unique, innovative and very high
quality services.He quickly specialized in the production of spur gears, helical or herringbone, bevel gears or spikes, worm gears, axles and
camshafts in almost all materials: steel, stainless steel , acetate, nylon and very high strength steel. The workshop will also offer horizontal
and vertical boring of metals and hardening services. Finally Integrity Metal Works Ltd will offer precision welding (YIG, MIG, horizontal and
hardfacing). In addition to this work, carried out at the Sainte Croix workshop and later at the Albion Dock, repairs were carried out on shipyards,
sugar factories and industrial companies in search of quality spare parts.He then travel to Taiwan and the Republic of China where he discovered
even more powerful machine tools. He acquired a machine equipped with the latest technology in very high pressure water jet cutting. Back to
Mauritius, Integrity became one of the few companies in Mauritius to use this waterjet cutting technology. The "Waterjet" is very flexible in its use
and allows more advantageous production costs and gives a better quality / price ratio.

2014 : The National Award

This award – the Mauritius Business Excellence Awards 2014 – was in its sixth edition and was to dedicate Integrity Metal Works Ltd in the SME category, awarding it the first prize for excellence. But Steve Crown’s dream was far from being fulfilled … Always in pursuit of excellence, Steve Couronne had to persevere in his quest to conquer new markets, but above all to give himself the means to become a global supplier.
 
2016 - 2019 : Meeting with its “Business Angels”
The year 2016 marked the progress of Integrity Metal Works Ltd with a white stone by the providential meeting of Steve Couronne with
his "Business Angels". They are the couple Jean Pierre and Chantal Barry from Europe.
Founders and Directors of Euro Media Group, the Barry couple, after having developed at the highest world level in the media sector,
dedicated to offering small entrepreneurs with high potential what they lack most: cash and rigorous management and often a lack of
competence in finding niche markets that can supply their main activity.

This is precisely what the Barry couple came to support the Couronne couple. As soon as the agreement was signed, the JP Factory was
to take shape and the Barry couple, as well as their lifelong partner Mr. Luc Geoffroy, had to recapitalize the company with an equity stake,
as well as the financial and technical means to drive Integrity’s growth into the future.

The visible part of this partnership resulted in the company's move to brand new, "tailor-made" premises in Riche Terre, at the roundabout
leading to JIN Fei's Smart City.

According to Steve Couronne, "The  Barry couple and Luc Geoffroy have made a considerable contribution to this partnership. They trusted us
while guiding us to take Integrity Metal Works Ltd to levels that only existed in my wildest dreams. We thank them and will give the best of
ourselves to conquer new markets that we did not dare to attack before. From now on, no challenge will seem impossible to overcome. I wish
all Mauritian SMEs the same journey as us. "