Savoir-faire

Our vocation

A unique know-how in the manufacturing of shock-absorbers, raquetterie and screw machining parts

Bar turning

Our machines can manufacture even the most complex pieces, allowing us to provide our services in the precision turning industry. We can manufacture a wide range of pieces:

  • Screws
  • Spacers
  • Bushings
  • Pins
  • Pillars
  • Shoulder pins
  • Barrel drums and covers
  • Rivets
  • Day star disc cores
  • Pinions
  • Collets
  • Cannon pinions

 

Bar turning key figures

  • Diameter: 0.09 to 20 mm

Automated assembly

Our machines are custom-made by K2A – also a member of the Acrotec Group – and allow us to ensure the assembly of bushings, wheel trains, mounted indices, stud holders, etc.


Manual assembly

The shock absorber spring is still installed manually. The expertise of our operators allows us to ensure the quality of our products.


Milling

Our milling workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art machining technologies to meet the following requirements :

  • Small- and medium-volume production of bridges, plates, and complex pieces
  • Large-volume production of various movement components

Gear cutting

Gear cutting is essential in the watch movement field. It’s a special expertise that KIF Parechoc manages using various technologies:

  • Gear cutting using traditional machines and 2-axis CNC machines for medium to long production runs.
  • Gear cutting using a lathe to meet the highest demands.

Gear cutting – in association with KIF Parechoc’s other competencies, such as burnishing and assembly – make us the perfect partner for manufacturing wheel trains and subassemblies.


Burnishing

We have a burnishing unit consisting of CNC and traditional machines. Our know-how allows us to meet any burnishing requirement relating to pinions, shafts, barrels, or various axes.


Stamping

We have several automatic and manual stamping presses, which enable us to meet any requirement concerning blanks :

  • Indices
  • Stud holders
  • Shock absorber springs
  • Etc.

Polishing

Our polishing department can carry out the following finishes :

  • Black polishing of screw heads, indices, etc.
  • Bulk polishing
  • Deburring
  • Sandblasting

Decoration

Decoration is essential for watch design. We at KIF Parechoc manage the following decoration techniques :

  • Snailing
  • Smoothing

Bluing

We at KIF Parechoc have in-depth expertise in steel bluing.


Hardfacing

We manage hardfacing operations for our own and subcontractors’ requirements.