The SIS CEO, Jean-Yves Chauvy: a border worker in reverse direction

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SIS Group employs more than 1,200 people on the first plateau of the French Jura. Its business? Manufacturer of luxury leather goods and bracelets. Interview with a company conductor.

Laurent Sage /  JSH® Magazine’s Contributor
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So easy! The encounter with Jean-Yves Chauvy took place naturally, in Valdahon, in the premises of the Manufacture de Maroquinerie of which he is the General Manager, in the heart of the French Jura region. A cross-border worker in the opposite direction. “It’s easier, there are no traffic jams…“, he smiled at me.

SIS, an industrial luxury company

The group is operating for the most important Houses on both the Swiss and French sides. Its growth has been exponential over the last 20 years, following a “start-up” model. A mindset that also reflects a policy of sharing results: 50% are systematically paid back to employees.

Onetime conductor, forever conductor

Jean-Yves’ career is quite special: it all began twenty years ago with an encounter between the young conductor, a professional trumpet player, and Jean-Pierre Tolo, SIS’ founder. Jean-Yves discovered the industry and it was love at first sight. Since then, he has been fascinated by manufactured goods.

Now alone at SIS’s head, he is writing the score, setting the music for the day-to-day and long-term performance of his team. At SIS, which was established in 1987, we are always one step ahead, anticipating and building with our partners in a forward-looking approach. This is the case with the RSE (societal and environmental responsibility), the product traceability and the knowledge enhancement.

The Company is now focusing and expanding on this key factor for the watchmaking and luxury industries. Always in quest for harmony. A matter for the conductor, in a way…

Jean-Yves Chauvy is a resident of La Chaux-de-Fonds and manages SIS Group headquarters in France.

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