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Helpful for the community It is embedded in our belief system that the good must return to the chosen people in our community. It is one of the directions in which we invest our thoughts and resources throughout each year. We have opted a long time ago that out community support would focus on children’s education. What more valuable lesson of greatness and life can be shown to future generations than that we are by their side, trust them, support them, and hope that they will teach the same lesson when they grow up? Our team is involved on many directions in supporting the community, every year. Our financial support and involvement go to the Orphanage in Slobozia, to the Paralympic team of Romania (to participate in the Invictus Games), to the Mihai Viteazul High School in Slobozia (for the participation of the theatre troupe in French at different international competitions), to the Capital Filles Association, which, in collaboration with the French Embassy, supports high school girls who come from a modest family environment in their future professional orientation, through a mentoring program to which EXPUR female employees are voluntarily involved. Through EXPUR, the program was expanded throughout Slobozia in 2017, bringing in new partners such as Petstar and BRD, IalomiČ›a County being the third region in Romania benefiting from this program (after Bucharest and Timisoara), specifically 3 high schools benefiting from it (in Slobozia, Cazanesti and Fetesti). In the image below, the emotional moment of the visit we made to the children at the orphanage. The children welcomed us with joy, crafted gifts for us, and delighted us with specially prepared dances and songs.



September is the month in which we count the results and a good time for a retrospective of the EXPUR evolution in Romania. For 25 years, EXPUR has been writing its success page in Romania, so now, it a perfect moment for celebration. On 29th of September, the management team of the Avril Group was in Romania with the EXPUR partners, reviewing the important pages in the company’s history, starting with 1992, when the company was established, going through all the important moments and the challenges arising over time.   200 participants saw the overall picture of the transformation of an entire industry, and had the opportunity of meeting the people behind the common results and discussing future opportunities. Messieurs Jean Phillippe Puig, Yves Delaine, Gabriel Krapf, Jean Baptiste Bachelerie,  Michael Vaton, Xavier Dorchies, Alain Brinon, Peter Tagge, Bernard Sargis, along with Mr Pascal Pinson and the local team, delivered a powerful message by their presence among the invited partners, as well as through their speeches. “I firmly believe that through respect, boldness and performance, but also through perseverance and leaving our comfort zone, we find the way to evolve. It’s almost a lifetime since we have been growing and looking for horizons with one another and I thank you for this. Your contribution is invaluable,” said Pascal Pinson, EXPUR CEO. But what would have been the evolution of the company without its people? Considering that the most valuable asset of an entity is its team, EXPUR also conducted a dedicated event, with its employees, in Slobozia, on 19 October. Meeting and rewarding the most dedicated employees, such as Mr Constantin Uzea, the employee with the greatest seniority within the factory in Slobozia, who had been working for 46 years in...