Created in 1952, RHD is springs’ manufacturer that has counted pharmaceutical springs among the numerous types of springs it makes. The company has followed all the changes that happened in the pharmaceutical industry in order to produce springs that can perfectly match the needs of the pharmaceutical sector. RHD was a little family firm with only 15 employees until Serge Huon and his partner José Dubois developed the company activities. RHD is nowadays a big firm that has a major role in the spring industry. Its efficiency is mainly due to its 100 staff skills and a production process facilitated by computer control.
The fame of the group is not to be anymore demonstrated in this “sharp" domain, because he evolves in it for half a century. The RDH group is at present an actor of size on the market of the manufacturing of industrial springs as pharmaceutical springs.
The strategy of the RHD group rests on a road map of continuous, common investment over several years, the deployment of means of production answering the current needs, the orientation towards crenels with higher added value, in particular the car industry and cosmetic, an opening on the world market. In brief, we took an excellent route which contributed to raise our prestige as well at the local level as world. We appear even among the reference actors, due to the quality of the advice and the supports offered to the customers, the added value which we bring, the rigor which we show throughout the process of development of our solutions.
The pharmaceutical industry is a particular demanding one with the need for the highest standards of manufacture. That is why RHD operates a sophisticated pharmaceutically-approved clean room for the manufacture of pharmaceutical springs. This facility offers exact control of humidity, temperature and even pressure to provide optimal cleaning conditions. It is also robotically cleaned in order to eliminate bacteria and dust. The computer managed production processes, meanwhile, ensure that a precise control is maintained on every production project, with real-time exact knowledge of where each stage of the project is.
It is not just the production process of pharmaceutical springs that must be exact, the design, too must meet all desired criteria. This involves conducting careful consultations between the client and the technical and marketing managers in order that the RHD team fully understands the nature of the project and the required outcomes. This involves developing an agreed technical specification and also understanding budget and business needs. Decisions must be made about the grade of steel to be used, the spring’s compression characteristics and its relaxation constraints. Only once this close and full understanding of the client’s needs is achieved, does the project go ahead.
RHD is very proud of its customer list, which includes some of the leading players in the automobile, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The company believes that this success is due in no small part to the way that it works closely with client in developing a true partnership approach. In fact, RHD does more than just design and produce pharmaceutical springs for its customers, it also develops lasting and valuable business partnerships that deliver value to these clients.
On the lenghty list of items that would be useless without one or several small springs, one would find shock absorbers, lighters, robots and industrial machines, bottles of perfume, watches. Springs are usually hidden; yet they are vital components for a very large amount of familiar objects. Because of exposure to multiple kinds of stresses and small dimension, springs production processes need to conform to very high quality standards. For leading-edge fields, among which high-tech industries, automotive, pharmaceutical, and other cutting-edge sectors, it is of the utmost importance that the springs incorporated in their products are of the best quality.