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In 1954, the company began working in Algeria and practically all West and Central African countries, essentially in French-speaking countries, but also Spanish-speaking (Equatorial Guinea) and English-speaking (Ghana). Razel-Bec recently developed its activities in Portuguese-speaking southern Africa, with the opening of a subsidiary in Angola and a branch in Mozambique.

Thanks to its broad-ranging expertise, Razel-Bec can provide its customers with a comprehensive, multi-trade service offer, notably in industrial civil engineering and water treatment, sectors with strong growth potential across the whole African continent over the coming decades.

The company's management structure in France and Africa enable it to meet these challenges; its innovation capacity and exportable technologies are major assets in international markets.

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"Cameroon was where we first learnt how to export our expertise. We still train the majority of our expatriate and African managers in Cameroon. Moreover, we recently opened our training school specialised in mechanics and operating construction work vehicles there. Cameroon is our flagship in Africa, our forward post. It is our laboratory, in the most noble sense of the term. When we decided to bring Africa up to the same level of standards and requirement as France, we obtained our first ISO 9001 certification in Cameroon, before launching the process in other countries. When we launch a business in another country, we call on our managers and technicians from Cameroon to set up the operations, because we know that they have all the requisite qualities to train the local staff in every trade, in terms of expected requirements and the company philosophy."

Laurent Chauvel, Deputy Managing Director in charge of the Africa Division

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