THIERRY LAUNOIS CEO
Comfort for all, everywhere
PRESENCE in + 100 countries
- 4 subsidiaries in the world
- 40.000 HAND DRYERS sold per year
- +20.000 HOTELS equipped by JVD worldwide
JVD's history by
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Our innovative drive is based on 35 years of experience, the expertise of our R&D team and the development of strong partnerships. Our integrated R&D team continuously develops solutions aimed at improving the well-being of our clients and final users. Throuought the years, our research department has built partnerships with major players and start-ups alike. Together, we concieved increasingly efficient accessories and amenities for hotels and professional hygiene players. Three years of research by our integrated team and year-long tests performed in close collaboration with future users enabled the launch of Hygiaconnect, the very first digital solution for facility management. Throught the developement of Smart Cleaning, JVD invents today the future of hygiene.
At a time when planned obsolescence has become the norm, JVD is committed to provide its clients with lasting and sustainable products. We’ve always believed that the strategic choices we make today must work towards a better future. Product design, manufacturing techniques, transport, customer support, daily use and recycling: we think through every detail to preserve ressources. Our team is driven by the will to work for a better future.
Thanks to 35 years of experience, our team commands all processes from design to manufacturing. Our products are designed, fabricated and rigourously tested by our team, every step of the way, from the receipt of parts until aftersales service. Our rigourous industrial processes are a testimony of our commitment to quality. We aim at providing our clients with the best possible service and make available to all useful, responsible, practical and well-made products. Every year, our plant at Rezé, in western France, produces over 40 000 hand-dryers, 400 000 paper and soap dispersers.
Discover the women and men who make JVD.
In Singapore, Mexico, Spain and France, JVD teams are committed to customer satisfaction. Whether in the design office, purchasing, marketing, sales administration, accounting, quality service or after-sales service or manufacturing and shipping, discover the portraits of a committed team.
The challenge is to make a small product with all the features of a bigger one
What is my job? I am a fluid mechanics engineer. My role involves scaling a device’s components as optimally as possible. The aim is to ensure the product delivers maximum performance in terms of its efficiency, air flow, noise levels and even energy consumption. What I enjoy about working for a company like JVD is being able to play around with complex technology in increasingly compact products. The challenge is to make a small product with all the features of a bigger one. How can I describe JVD in one word? Flexibility! Working for an SME means you are in close contact with many different skills. My role goes beyond just fluid mechanics. Combining marketing and design, it is genuinely embedded in product development. The processes are quite quick in a company like ours, meaning that we can see things physically changing. I work with the product from concept to production.
Yohann R&D Engineer
Eco-responsibility has been one of JVD’s pillars from the very beginning. The company’s commitment on this subject only grows stronger every day and now concerns each of its different levels. JVD is dedicated to the idea of transmission and makes it a point of honour to play an active role in an ecological transition which looks out for everyone’s well-being. You might think we’re mad but, if our products lasted 20 years without you having to replace them, we would be thrilled! At JVD, we design quality products meant towithstand the test of time.
WORKING AND PRESERVINGWe have always been convinced that the strategy of today should be to improve the future of tomorrow. All the teams at JVD strive actively to think of everything and to make a real difference. From design to manufacturing, transport to use and customer service to recycling, we know that each detail counts.
ECO-DESIGNWhether we're talking about our next-gen jet air hand dryers which reduce energy consumption and eliminate the use of any consumables, our flow-reducing soap dispensers or our foaming soap which drops consumptions levels by four, our R&D Department endeavours to design our products to be eco-responsible.
RAW MATERIALS AND
PARTNERSEco-responsibility also concerns our choice of raw materials and partners. Whenever possible, we prioritize partners located as close as possible to our production unit so as to reduce the environmental impact of our transport. For years, we have been striving to ensure that expertise endures and so encourage our suppliers' capacity for innovation. Out of concern for our social impact, we work with associations from the social and solidarity economy.
MANUFACTURINGAll our waste is sorted and collected before being sent to a treatment and recycling centre. For example, we reuse our suppliers' cardboard boxes for our shipments, and we grind used paper and then use it as wedges for our shipped products. What about the rest? It is recycled or reused by other companies in the region!
it is the number of trees planted since we launched the operation:1 hand dryer purchased = 1 tree planted.
OBSOLESCENCEAt JVD, our products are designed and tested to be repairable and to repair them. Our appliances' spare parts are available for 10 years. Quality products meant to be used and to run for the long term.
LOGISTICSOur packaging is designed with a two fold objective: to protect the integrity of the transported goods and to serve as an installation diagram. These simple, sensible optimizations further reduce our carbon footprint.