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Since 1853

 

ROCAMAT was established in 1853 under the name of Civet Fils et Cie. It became Civet Pommier et Cie in 1989, and Carrières et Scieries de France in 1927. Finally, In 1971, it became ROCAMAT.

Since its inception, the company has been an important producer of limestone for construction.

In 1963, it absorbed the General Society of French Quarries, the former Dubourdieu and Pagani industries, and then the Industrial and Commercial Society of Marble, Stone, and Granite (SICMPG) in 1971.

In 1976, it took over Dervillé Fèvre, a company comprising Dervillé, French Marble (Marbres Français), and Fèvre et Cie.



From quarry to site

 

We are a major player in international construction stone production, and the leading producer of natural stone in France. Rocamat is a company sized and structured be able to work in partnership with you on all of your natural stone projects.
The materials we sell on the market are extracted from our quarries and processed in our factories: stone blocks and slabs, flooring and wall cladding, marble, sawn stone, finely worked stone, etc.
Rocamat’s integration from quarry to site, along with its renowned competence, allow it to play a role as specifier in its market. Rocamat has thus contributed to many major architecture projects, including prestigious buildings in the United States and Asia, and major projects in Paris (the Musée d’Orsay, the Grand Louvre, Bercy, the Eiffel Tower, the Vuitton Foundation, etc.)
With 20% of Rocamat’s revenue coming from exports, we ship our products to five continents for high-end residential projects as well as for architectural projects.

  • 30 limestone quarries in France
  • 4 processing factories
  • 250 employees

 

 


 

Our principals quarries in France

 

                
                

 

Environmentally friendly quarry extraction

 

We extract stone blocks ranging from 2 to 10 m3 from our quarries. The stone blocks are cut either with an electric grinder with a diamond cutting blade, or with a mechanical rock cutter. As the stone is always slightly damp, volatile dust is not generated onsite.
Administrative authorization is required in order to be able to extract from a quarry, and is granted by means of a prefectorial order. This text lays down the conditions under which extraction can be carried out and for restoration of the site after extraction is completed.
Quarry extraction is subject to very strict French laws in the domain: the mining code, the environment code, classified installation regulations, and labor law. A study on the future impact that quarry extraction will have on the environment is required by the French administration in order to obtain authorization for extraction.
The company is particularly vigilant with regard to respecting current laws and regulations, at prefectorial level as well as at the level of legislation inherent to classified installations regulations. ROCAMAT’s compliance with regulations is regularly monitored by the Regional Directorate for Environment, Development and Housing (DREAL).
go to link Impact on surface and ground water : : Prefectorial orders governing quarries located in sensitive areas recommend the use of piezometers, analyses or colorimetric tracking. The company follows these recommendations, and has never been found to be non-compliant. Machines are parked and minor maintenance works carried out in watertight areas within the quarry.
accutane for cheap Impact on the landscape and the human environment : : Impact on the landscape is directly reduced by complying with the restoration stipulations laid down by the prefectorial order. An annual review is carried out on each site and is sent to the administration at least every five years, in the context of updated financial guarantees.
follow link Impact on the natural environment : An inventory of plant and wild life is drawn up as part of the authorization process. If forest clearing is required for extraction, it is governed by a specific clearing authorization issued by the prefecture. Clearing takes place outside of birds’ nesting or reptiles’ egg-laying cycles. Numerous quarries (active or abandoned) have agreements with nature associations (flora, fauna, birds of prey, bats, etc.) and/or with the regional conservatories of natural spaces.
Noise impact : This is measured by an external company on a regular basis; the frequency of these checks is defined by the prefectorial extraction order.
Impact of dust : Our operations generate very little dust.
Impact on waste : In the quarry, materials that are not used in the manufacturing process (rock falls, unsuitable materials), are used either as rock fill or refilling material for public works projects or are kept onsite to help rebuild areas after extraction operations. These co-products are “waste” consisting solely of completely inert mineral material.

 

Our factories in France

 

        
        

 

A clean, humane industry

 

Stone blocks from our quarries are processed in our five specialized factories. The stone is carved using electrically-powered machines. Water is used as cutting fluid. No heating or use of chemical additives is required.

Impact on ground and surface water : The sawing fluid used in production works in a closed circuit. The water used is allowed to settle, or passed through a filter press that separates solid matter from clear water. When it is dry, material from the filter can be used for liming in agriculture. The clean water goes back into the factory circuit. The water is not treated in any way, and is not released into the environment. The CTMNC is currently conducting a study on recycling sawing sludge.
Impact of waste : Rocamat has introduced selective sorting at each of its sites, as well as specific waste disposal systems according to waste type.

Impact on employee safety : The safety department is tasked with reducing workplace accidents, improving working conditions, and managing employees as regards safety through supervisory staff. To this end, a number of tools have been developed and introduced over the past ten years, focusing on :
  • New hire onboarding (procedures and induction booklet),
  • Staff training (OHS, fire, CACES driver safety certificate, actions and posture, electricity, bridge operation, forklifts and pallet trucks etc.),
  • Risk evaluation (a single health and safety document),
  • Annual prevention plan, management of external companies (inspection, prevention plan, etc.),
  • Organizing and conducting periodic checks (hoisting, electricity, etc.)
  • Notices and communication on safety
  • Drafting and placing of job descriptions
  • Provision of suitable personal protective equipment
  • Ensuring conformity of work equipment and vehicles.
We pay particular attention to ergonomic workstations in order to prevent occupational illnesses such as musculoskeletal disorders. All investment projects or installations of new equipment are managed by the “new works” team, in conjunction with industrial management and the safety and maintenance departments. Each workstation fit-out is conducted with the following in mind: improved working conditions, risk prevention, ergonomics, as well as the impact of noise and vibration levels. These projects are then presented to the Hygiene, Safety and Working Conditions Committee for their comments and feedback prior to final acceptance.
Training and safety awareness-raising account for almost 5,000 training hours for the group as a whole each year. 60% of our manufacturing workforce have undergone first-aid training.