50th anniversary of our Pessac manufacturing site

It is with pride that we celebrated on September 17, 2022, the 50th anniversary of the Exxelia Pessac site.


Our manufacturing site in Pessac is one of the 12 industrial sites of Exxelia. It has approximately 130 employees. “We produce essential but inexpensive parts, but we produce 50 million a year! And we have a year of visibility on our order books", "We produce parts in complex alloys here, but also our own recipes for insulating ceramics", assures Mickaël Pelé, Director of the Exxelia Pessac factory.

This factory was founded in Pessac half a century ago: it is an integral part of the life of the City and the Region, which have actively participated in its development.

Perfectly inserted into the local ecosystem, there are numerous interactions with neighboring institutions, laboratories, universities, schools and businesses.

The Pessac factory was built in 1971 and inaugurated in September 1972. Its creation was initiated by Jean-Claude Asscher, President of the Tekelec-Airtronic group.

Initially dedicated to distribution, the Tekelec-Airtronic group launched into manufacturing under license to then develop and industrialize its own products. Its development followed that of electronics, telecommunications and IT in France and around the world. The group will reach a significant size: in 1992, with 20 companies employing 3,000 people in different countries, its turnover will exceed one billion dollars. The Pessac plant remained associated with the group until the early 2000s.

 

Here is a retrospective of the event in video:

Published on 19 Sep 2022 by Stephane PERES

Exxelia Ohmcraft Custom Resistors Help Ensure Reliability of Most-Deployed Anti-Tank Missile in the World

In times of warfare, the reliability of military weapons is absolutely critical to the success of a mission. For nearly a decade, military contractors have leveraged Exxelia Ohmcraft’s custom, high voltage resistors and dividers to ensure product performance in a variety of military applications, including the FGM-148 Javelin—the most-deployed anti-tank missile in the world. In a variety of military applications, including the FGM-148 Javelin—the most-deployed anti-tank missile in the world.“Missiles are exposed to extreme climate conditions and often sit idle—sometimes for several years—before they are launched. When that time comes, it is essential for those missiles to perform as expected,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “Exxelia Ohmcraft custom resistors are designed to support the rigorous precision and reliability specifications required by military suppliers to withstand the harsh environmental conditions, ensuring that the missile remains fully operational under all circumstances. Exxelia Ohmcraft performs a full range of military lot acceptance testing (LAT) on resistors as necessary, and works closely with military contractors to meet the design requirements for each particular application. In the case of the FGM-148 Javelin, a small, lightweight form factor was imperative to keep the missiles as lightweight and portable as possible. Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.