Entrepreneurs who dared to reinvent themselves to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. Sodistra is among those who were able to seize the opportunity. Meeting with Erwan Coatanéa, the president of Sodistra, a specialist in air treatment since 1971.
The health crisis has made us question ourselves, reinvent ourselves and accelerate.
The crisis has freed us time to do structural work on the basis of the economic situation. We had more time to focus on R&D and production-related project management, which allowed us to accelerate very quickly.
Our CEO saw in this downtime, linked to the crisis, a real opportunity for Sodistra to bounce back by using the availability of employees to reinvent the company, some of our products and continue the digitalisation of Sodistra.
Our industrial air hygiene business sector has only amplified this challenge. The need for Sodistra to be there for its clients at the right time with the right products to help them too to resume safe and serene operations for employees and the millions of consumers of industrial food products.
To give several examples, in 2 months we have developed costing software, improved the production flow, reinvented workstations in production to improve working comfort, installed sensors to monitor the performance of industrial equipment, improved the Sani+® product range in terms of design and maintenance, created a new string to our bow through the creation of a new company to improve our customer support, etc…