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Agility and Rigor


Because of Saltel Industries’ continuous growth, the need for a very structured organization increases constantly. To assist and support this growth, the operating system of Saltel is built on strong and formalized processes populated with trained people.

Concurrently, Saltel Industries is strongly involved in the innovation and service required by our clients, including creativity, reactivity, and adaptability. In one word: Agility.

The processes must guarantee and sustain the global efficiency of the products and services delivered.
At the same time, people must have the necessary freedom and autonomy to maintain the capacity to offer rapid, specific and creative response to our clients.
That’s what we call Agility and Rigor.
First, agility and rigor cannot exist without the involvement of all employees demonstrating Saltel company core values. Additionally, this shared view of how processes operate must be sustained by a set of IT tools giving:

  • A robust but flexible reference data organization
  • A common, unique but adaptive way to realize each task
  • A secured but global sharing space of the company knowledge
  • An automated-but-foolproof tracking and tracing system
  • A reactive-but-reliable reporting and data consolidation system

The diagram below shows the main IT tools involved in information management:

  • CAD and FEA software allows us to design and simulate calculation on our products. Coupled to an electronic data chest, it also serves as the items’ reference repository.
  • Intraknow (IK): extranet including various modules such as
    • Project management
    • Quality document management
    • Knowledge management
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Incident management
    • Process cartography
  • SAP Business One: enterprise resource planning coupled to a specific Manufacturing Resource Planning add-on (BeAs)
    • Stock management
    • Sales management
    • Purchasing management
    • Manufacturing data
    • Tracking and tracing

Process Information Management

Expandable Steel Patches

Expandable Steel Patches

hist4hist3In 2005 Saltel Industries started to develop a new expandable technology using high pressure Inflatable Packers for expanding short lengths of tubular. Saltel Industries sells and sets these lengths of tubular worldwide as SES Patches (Saltel Expandable Steel Patches). The high R&D Company profile, the innovation and the creative use of technology brought a new and simple solution for Expandable applications.The first Field Test operations were carried out for PDO in Oman in 2008, to isolate a zone of open hole and successfully cure total losses while drilling. In the years 2008 and 2009 the development focused on the qualification and industrialization of the process from manufacturing to the setting in the well. Inflatable Packers, Down Hole Tool, Surface Equipment, and Soft Ware have been developed and qualified firstly in the Saltel Industries test dummy well, then in real oilfield applications. 2010 saw the beginning of large-scale marketing of the SES Patches. Today, more than 500 SES Patches have been installed in Europe, North America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East, ranging in length from 3 to 66 m, and mainly on-shore but also offshore.


Production is a fully integrated part of the process that goes from the development stage through to putting products and services on the market. The Fully Integrated Manufacturing process targets the highest possible quality standards for our products : manufacturing SI 3495 small

  • Production is based in Rennes (Brittany, France)
  • Total quality control, on-site design and manufacturing
  • In-house machining, short delivery times and excellent reactivity
  • Traceability
  • Flexibility

R&D teams enjoy extremely close working relationships with production teams so that - from day one - they are able to incorporate not just production constraints but also input in terms of manufacturing expertise.

The R&D-Production link is very strong; the R&D engineer responsible for the project must supply the production department with a comprehensive dossier so that the product can be produced in optimum conditions, on a financial level as well as in terms of quality.

The production team takes charge of putting the product into production, in strict compliance with qualitative criteria issued by R&D.

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Core Values & Company Culture

The main assets of our development and customer fulfilment ability, are our high level of technical expertise, our accurate understanding of our clients needs, the quality of the service provided, and our impressive reactivity; here are the pillars of our successful development, and our customer satisfaction.
Our company values provide the basis for behavior and cooperation between employees, and serve as a guide for client and partner relations.

Client Satisfaction

Looking for innovative technological solutions based on the flexibility and adaptability of our organization will enable us to offer solutions in line with customer requirements expressed or unexpressed.

It is essential to listen to the client in order to satisfy his real needs (fully identified or not). The flexibility of the organization enables reacting quickly.

Technology Excellence

Creativity and Innovation should be the main motors to satisfy client requirements, to propose solutions or services not directly expressed by the client.

This state of mind, centered on innovation, should be source of progress for the company.

Satisfied Employees

The employees are at the heart of the organization, and enable the company to satisfy the clients and develop the company. The company must create the conditions to make flourish: a genuine team spirit, individual satisfaction and the respect for each individual.

Welfare as a true commitment to our personnel, allows each one to enjoy working all together as one towards a common objective in a safe and secure environment to attain self-achievement for individual development , with the recognition of others.

Honesty & Respect for Others

Honesty, the respect for others, and honoring commitments to all partners.

Long term relationships, based on win-win solutions, are the best way to durably develop the company.

Financial Partners Fulfilment

The profitability of the company is essential to our growth and development. Financial partners and shareholders support the long term strategic vision of our company.

They accept the risks related to our own growth, mainly on the basis of developping our expandable steel technologies.