Made in France
Made in France is now perceived as a means of preserving French know-how, product quality, compliance with standards and employment in France. This is primarily a product name, which is still optional to this day. This term is quite complex and its use is often overused, which forces us to be a little more transparent. Made in France at Boqa starts with our suppliers.
The plastic is extruded in France in the Jura, the glass is shaped in the Basque country, the oak is french too. Steel is bought in France from an European production. The transformation of steel bars into structure is entirely done in our workshops and before braiding the parts are painted by a subcontractor in the Bordeaux region; Thus, 95% of the added value is made in France.
Proximity : from supplier to customer :
For Boqa, made in France is also an opportunity to physically share with all our suppliers and subcontractors. «This proximity we like to have with our customers and suppliers gives us great responsiveness,» says Julien. It is this proximity that allows us to offer tailor-made products to our private and professional customers and to broaden the range of colours. These exchanges are crucial in order to maintain the trust relationships that are with our suppliers. «This would be impossible for us with imported products,» Julien continues.
Know-how : everything is in the gesture
It is interesting to exploit existing know-how, import from elsewhere and create new ones with the development of local skills. In our workshop, it is about products, skills and physical gestures, which require that we can see, touch and manipulate parts, tools and machines. Over the years, it is by creating new constraints, by creating new forms that we have increased our know-how which has today become the most beautiful value of our company.
Creativity - a designer in the workshop
Since Boqa started manufacturing in France, new models have been produced in the workshop. The integration of manufacturing was the starting point for opening up the field of possibilities. This offered both entrepreneurs a great openness to development. The designers came to discover Boqa’s universe, discover our know-how and work in contact with the material.