Sunday, December 29, 2019

Industrial Environment Immersion Internship At The Factory...

Industrial environment immersion internship at C.P. Bourg October, 11, 2015 Introduction In order to get familiar with the industrial world, I participated in a blue-collar worker internship at the factory of C.P. Bourg, located Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. Due to the annual summer closure of the factory, the internship was completed in two parts: from the 1st to the 17th of July, and then from the 3rd to the 14th of August. This internship was my first real experience in the professional world, allowing me to understand the constraints and difficulties of working in a factory as well as experience interactions between different personnel of a big company. Overall presentation of C.P. Bourg C.P. Bourg is one of the leaders in print finishing. It manufactures all the machines (such as binders, trimmers...) that are needed to produce perfect paper documents and exports them all around the world. The reliability of their machines is why major companies such as Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and even the giant Amazon trust C.P. Bourg as their business partner. After the closure of their American factory in New Bedford, Massachusetts, C.P. Bourg has only one factory left in Ottignies-Louvain-La-Neuve. However, the whole company practices short-time working, which means that every employee has one day less of work per day. An important detail about the factory is that it produces almost all the parts it requires. Only fasteners and electronic components are not produced in the

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