The Billion company was founded in 1894 in Lyon and its first activity was the transformation of silk for the weaving industry in the Lyon region.
With the advent of synthetic fibers Billion has been one of the major players in the development of texturing and milling technologies for these new fibers. Billion is the creator, in 1947, of the Nylon foam thread “Hélança Cheveux d’Ange”. The main markets were in the fields of footwear, clothing and seaside clothing.
Billion Mayor Industrie is made up of 1 head office in Lyon Croix Rousse and 2 production units located in Drôme and Haute Loire.
Billion Mayor Industrie is a company involved in sustainable development, with an activity that ensures the sustainability of environmental resources, economic activity and the local social fabric.
The yarns produced by Billion Mayor Industrie are certified Oekotex Standard 100, guaranteeing the absence of components harmful to health and/or the environment in our products.
We also have a range of GRS certified recycled products.
BMI has developed Greenfil, a 100% bio-based high-performance polyamide 11 yarn made from castor oil. This plant grows in arid lands, and does not compete with the resources needed to feed the population. This makes it possible to halve the CO2 equivalent compared to the production of PA6 and PA 6-6. The CO2 impact is also limited by achieving 100% European production, thus limiting transport. The yarn is Anti-odour, Non-allergenic, Bacteriostatic, and chlorine resistant.
BMI was involved in the STEEEP project, a three-year European project that helped 600 European cross-sectoral SMEs to reduce their energy consumption and become more energy efficient. The main actions were :
– Investment in a new compressed air plant
– Heat recovery on compressors for warehouse heating with improved working conditions
– Elimination of leaks on steam and compressed air networks
Water and electricity consumption are also optimized to reduce the environmental impact of our activities.
We participate in regional actions to promote the recycling and recovery of textile industry waste.
Carpooling is encouraged for employees’ commuting.
The production sites are located in the rural areas of the Drôme and Haute-Loire, thus contributing to the fight against rural desertification.
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26, rue Henri Gorjus 69004 Lyon - France