The time machine

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France was the leader in high-speed rail transport with a network of more than 4,000 kilometres in place by the start of the new century.

While Harry Potter used a chain to travel back in time, we have to opportunity to travel forward and back with the Paris/Madrid/Casablanca route: Our time machine, which simply consists of flying to Lyon and meeting with the purchase managers or the engineers of French operators, allows us to visualise what will happen in our own country years later. Then, we travel to Casablanca or Cairo with production systems to meet new rubber requirements, specifications, formulations and qualities, which arrive somewhat ahead of their time there.

The new high-speed rail projects represent stimulating challenges for us.

March 2, 2001