About INITIAL

INNOVATE, ACCELERATE, PRODUCE, THREE WORDS TO SUM UP INITIAL’S DNA

We are proud to accompany our customers on the path of innovation, starting with the expertise of our Design Office in concept research and modelling. We reduce time-to-market by offering innovative plastic and metal rapid prototyping solutions, combining additive and traditional manufacturing techniques. We master our processes to enable mass production and accompany market launches from 1 to 100’000 parts.

With 30 years of experience, ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certification, and the energy of 100 employees with more than 60 production facilities, we offer a tailor-made experience to our customers, from a simple service to the complete support of their product development issues.

INITIAL – Headquarter – Chavanod (74) – France

WHO WE ARE

INITIAL, part of Prodways Group, is a leading French centre of excellence in Product Development, Additive Manufacturing and Production in France.

Established in 1991, the company has developed different sectors enabling it to offer you a global solution:

  • Product design office
  • 3D scan for digitization and inspection
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing for plastic and metal
  • Creation of tooling and thermoplastic injection

A pioneer on the rapid prototyping market, our team of 70 experts advise and guide you in making the right choice.

Firmly focused on state-of-the-art technology for your products, we are constantly on the lookout for the solution that best meets your needs.

FROM DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE, FROM PROTOTYPE TO SERIES

INITIAL-Prodways offers different technologies and a wide variety of materials for improved flexibility when making your products. The company has a significant machine park to meet your short lead times and thus reduce Time-to-market to a minimum with fast and regular output of your innovations.
A real plus for you and your company!

We have over 4,000 clients in France and the rest of Europe: this extensive knowledge in a wide variety of sectors provides us with expertise and a sense of perspective for your projects.

OUR MISSION

To help develop and design your products through the implementation and steering of innovative technology.
To be there for you, defining your needs and providing advice and guidance. These are basic qualities that enable us to provide a high quality customised service.
You will have one or two dedicated contacts who will follow your project to be able to meet the most demanding requirements.

In March 2015 INITIAL joined Prodways, a subsidiary of the Groupe Gorgé.
Prodways’ offer is backed up by additional activities that enable it to position itself as a serious rival to the two global market leaders and also become the only company outside the USA to offer clients a wide range of 3D printing technologies and a complete range of 3D printing services.

PRODUCTION SITES

The head office is in Chavanod, just outside Annecy in the French Alps, at the heart of one of the most economically thriving areas of France. We are centrally located in Europe, being on the border with Switzerland and Italy, 30 minutes from Geneva Airport and 1 hour from Lyon Airport.

INITIAL is also present in Europe.

 

CONTACT

INITIAL – 209, Route de Cran-Gevrier – Parc Altaïs – 74650 Chavanod – FRANCE Plan

Tel :+33 (0)4 50 69 33 73