Created in the year 2000, Ar-Val built its reputation as a high quality service provider as quickly as it produced its first Material Recovery Facilities.
The company, originally intended as a design office with ten to fifteen employees, saw the waste treatment sector in France transition from manual waste sorting to highly industrialized processes. After its acquisition in 2014 by Ceres Group, with its 56 million euro turnover in 2016 and 275 employees, Ar-Val can, if required, count on the resources and skills of its sister companies.
Today, under the administration of its Managing Director Yann Masson, Ar-Val has 65 employees, including 30 in the design office. They work on five to ten projects at a time for the French and the International market, attaining a 33 million euro turnover in 2016.
Key dates :
2000 : Creation of Ar-Val.
2001 : Creation of Ar-Val Prod SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software.
2011: Ar-Val became leader on the French market for Material Recovery Facilities.
2012: Development of the Recyfilms system for automated, mechanical sorting of plastic film. Implementation of the first Material Recovery Facility in France with a capacity of 30 000 tonnes / year able to sort a full range of plastics.
2013: Development of international activity and diversification of activity: design and production of Municipal Solid Waste treatment plants, Non Hazardous Commercial & Industrial Waste treatment plants, and preparation of Refuse Derived Waste (RDF).
2014: Acquisition by Ceres Groupe, and creation of an After-sales Service.
2015: Creation of the IT and Automation Department, and extension of the range of software for production and maintenance management (SCADA).
2017: Production of the first fully robotic waste sorting plant for sorting Non-hazardous industrial and construction waste.
Around 40 people work in design and support roles, which are divided into specialized departments: machines and machine integration, metallic frames, chutes and metalwork. An IT, automation and software department and R&D department complete our design team.
In the workshop, we have around 10 technicians, 10 for on-site assembly and 5 in the After-sales department. This adds up to around 65 people who are at your service each day with professionalism, and rack their brains to be the best and to stay that way.
15 Industrial designers
5 Project managers and Construction site managers, to monitor the project from start to finish
At our 600m² workshop in Morbihan, France:
15 fitters and technicians
Dedicated teams carry out commissioning, as startup and commissioning of a plant require very specific skills. Our commissioning teams are experienced in startup and configuration of sorting lines, performance testing and lifting of reservations.
Our fully equipped team of ten people is available for advice and rapid on-site interventions.
65 employees in 2017
127 million Euro turnover over 5 years
Of 200 Material Recovery Facilities in France, 70 have been installed by Ar-Val, with a sorting capacity of more than 1,4 Million tonnes of waste yearly.