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Raymond Barre Bridge

Photos by Nicolas ROBIN

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OPTICADRE

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Patented rectangular-shape structures cut longitudinally
and transversally on 2, 3 or 4 elements.
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BEAM BRIDGE

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BEAM BRIDGE

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Equipped with a powerful H-beam welding line, the Matière Company
can conceive, manufacture and install metallic structures…

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Arched-shape patented structures, cut longitudinally and transversally on precast elements,
composed of a vault, 2 sidewalls with or without external soles and possibly an invert.
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BOX GIRDER BRIDGE

Technical mastery of Matière employees and the quality of tools allow
the manufacturing of remarkable high-tech box girder bridges
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BEAM BRIDGE

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FOOTBRIDGES

The MATIERE company manufactures all types of metallic footbridges.

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The Matière Company: A leader in bridge construction

 

The story of the Matière Company began in 1932, when it was founded by Louis Matière in Arpajon-sur-Cère in the Cantal region of central France.  Since then, the firm has grown and now specialises in earth-moving, concrete structures and, most of all, metal structures.  The company is still based in Cantal, but now has a workforce of 415 employees working in locations across the country, with agencies centred in Lyon, Nîmes, Aurillac and Paris.  There are two production sites producing metal bridges in Charmes (Vosges) and Bagnac-sur-Célé (Lot).  A further two sites in Arpajon-sur-Cère (15) and Brive la Gaillarde (Corrèze), in addition to a mobile prefabrication plant, are dedicated to prefabricated reinforced concrete structures.  The company was built on the core values of innovation, quality and integration, and under the stewardship of Marcel of Philippe Matière it is now one of the leading French producers of metal bridges.

 

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While the company has chosen to keep its production sites on French soil, their bridge construction projects are by no means limited to France.  The company is now highly active on the international market, and has been for many years.  A number of permanent offices have been set up around the world, in Australia, Iraq, the Philippines, the Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Their reach does not end there; the company has completed a number of projects in several other countries, including Angola, Haiti, Sri Lanka and Peru.  More recently, the firm opened an office in Dubai to offer dedicated local management for their sites in the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding regions.  Since they were founded, 13,400 structures in France and around the world have been built by the Matière Company, which now makes 65% of its annual turnover from international contracts.

It was thanks to one of the firm’s star products, the patented Unibridge modular metal bridge, that the Matière Company could expand dramatically onto the world stage.  Currently, there are twenty companies producing these models under license from Matière.  The company is also known for its Matière Panel Bridge and for the Matière Fly Bridge (MFB).  When choosing concrete for their bridges, the firm chooses to work with prestressed and reinforced concrete.  For metal structures, they offer girder bridges and box-girder bridges.  In addition to these, the company builds Warren truss, suspension, arch, tubular, cable-stayed and bow-string footbridges.

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Operating in 30 countries, Matière® has completed more than 13 000 exemplary structures.

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