A solution that benefits everyone
Spanning 62 hectares and at an altitude of 700 metres at its highest point, Famy Lancrans quarry, situated just over 40 kilometres west of Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the biggest quarries in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. It is a quarry looking at a productive future, with 15 million tonnes of mineral reserves enough for another three decades of processing at current annual output. To meet the increasing productivity, quality, health and safety requirements, Famy invested in a new, all-inclusive aggregates processing plant in 2011.
“The plant is much less noisy than the previous one and is much better to operate from a health and safety point of view. The end products produced through it are also very good. If we did not have all these advantages from the new plant, we would not have got a licence to continue to work here for another 30 years,” explains Famy Lancrans quarry manager, Jérôme Petetin. “Around 25 years ago, 5,000 people signed a petition against the continuation of the quarry. Contrast that to six months ago when one person wanted to launch another petition against the quarry, and he found he was alone.”