💬 “Today, more than 300 men and women write its history every day. The company is deeply rooted
in the Val Gelon region. Over and above its industrial, social and cultural heritage, it is a unique know-how that has been passed down from generation to generation. Throughout the year, La Rochette Cartonboard is organising a number of internal and external events to celebrate this unique milestone, with the involvement of the local community. “Valgelon Mag July 2023

Thank you to the Commune of Valgelon-La-Rochette for this article highlighting our external events in association with local life and the local economy!

To view it, click HERE –> VALGELON MAG – p14 HD

Wednesday 5 July was a special day at La Rochette Cartonboard, as we had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from our long-standing customer LGR Packaging.

12 people from different sites came to our premises for a delocalised meeting. The morning was devoted to a tour of our plant, followed by an internal meeting in the afternoon.

The day helped us to develop our collaboration, work on our operational processes, improve our respective customer paths and thus strengthen our commercial relations. 🤝

From 3 to 7 July, La Rochette Cartonboard organised a week dedicated to quality of life and working conditions, with the 5 senses as the central theme. Each day, we offered an activity highlighting one of these senses, with the chance to win related prizes!

On the programme:

– A workshop on eyestrain led by our nurse, providing advice on how to maintain employees’ visual health
– Seated massages given by a professional: Salimata LACROIX from Murmures d’Anges
– A yoga session led by our QHSEE Regulations and Management Manager, Carole FORCET.
– A playful approach to the issue of noise, thanks to a training session led by a Cotral technician
– Communications on the importance of nutrition by organising a competition entitled “The strawberry recipe”. A fun and tasty way to promote healthy eating habits within our company.
– Hosting the Chez Fab foodtruck to bring employees together for a home-cooked, local meal!

A week dedicated to well-being at work and conviviality!

Many thanks 🙏 to all the activity leaders!


On Saturday 1 July, we joined forces with the Harmonie l’Union de La Rochette to organise a concert entitled “Music for cardboard”. The event marked the celebration of our 150th anniversary and the official inauguration of the Musée St-Jean, as well as a number of cultural activities linked to the history of the cardboard mills organised by the municipality. 🎶

To mark the occasion, we exhibited some of the photos from our previous exhibition at the media library, including previously unseen shots of the town, our factory and the cardboard manufacturing process. Our film was also shown before the concert. 🎞️

We would like to thank the Harmonie l’Union for their magnificent musical performance, and the UCAR for organising the refreshment stand. Our thanks also go to David Ates, Mayor of Valgelon-La-Rochette, and Jacky Donjon, Deputy Mayor of La Rochette, for making it possible to organise these convivial events, which were open to the public and enabled us to share the emblematic history and close links between our factory and the commune.

History and music in the service of cardboard!