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e have been involved in a deep and lasting change for some time. The reason for this change is our will to develop and move forward to generate new references regarding clays and machines into our market. Soon, through this newsletter, through the press, with our sales team, during the next events we will take part in, you will discover and test a new range of machines. With always the same attention to quality for the choice of the materials and the design, the innovation bears our mark. The news will be certainly transmitted by our distributors and representatives. The success of the last Olympic Games with our Flash速 clay reinforced our excellent image and our machines worked perfectly as usual. The outstanding results of our champions speak for themselves. The Olympic records in OT and Skeet are once again evidence that we are at the
core of competition. Congratulations to Vincent Hancock and Kimberly Rhode, Olympic Champions, but also to Anthony Terras for his 17th position and Veronique Girardet for her 10th position! The Commonwealth Games and soon the Rio Games are within our sights. We provide active support whenever possible at all the fairs and competitions: Shot Show in Las Vegas, British Shooting Show in Stoneleigh eleigh (UK) and IWA exhibition in Nuremberg. Our team is ready. Happy reading!
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L O N D O N O L Y M P I C G A M E S
At the London 2012 Olympics, the “London model Flash® 2012” stood out through its originality and its innovation. Its advanced technology helps the scores of the athletes (13 world records) and optimizes the management of results. It makes the events spectacular and telegenic. The IOC has integrated it in its last institutional movie. The quality of our powders allows a very visible and nuanced cloud, irrespective of the color of the sky. The breakability of our clays is perfect as proven by the results of our champions. Our Flash® clays are a reference for the organizers of big events, world championships, Olympics…
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28 / 31 July s, Suhl, GERMANY ISSF European Champ 1 / 4 August hip BTC Ychoux, ns io p m ha C ch en Fr Universal Trench FRANCE 10 / 11 August BTC Lazenay, in p hi ns io p m ha C n ea DTL Europ FRANCE 16 / 18 August La Cerisaille, C BT p hi ns io p m ha C Sporting French FRANCE 30 August / 15 Sept mes, CHINA Shenyang National Ga 7 / 8 Sept Lambert, FRANCE ST C BT g tin or Sp h lis g Grand Prix En 21 / 29 Oct HABI ISSF World Cup, ABU D
E V E N T 2 0 1 3 IWA INTERNATIONAL SHOW 40 years of the IWA & OutdoorClassics success story in Nuremberg The national product show for the retail gun trade and gunsmiths opened its doors in Nuremberg for the first time in 1973 with just under 100 exhibitors. The international name IWA & OutdoorClassics is due to the rapidly increased importance beyond the borders of Germany and the multi-theme range of products, which covers the spectrum between traditional craftsmanship and innovative ideas for outdoor equipment, functional clothing, hunting sports and shooting sports. In the 40th year of its existence, IWA & OutdoorClassics 2013 presents a more attractive, more colourful and more comprehensive event that is a must for trade and industry. Le Groupe Laporte participe et expose Ă IWA depuis 1976
For us, IWA is a chance to show our machines and new products. The laporte Team is ready to welcome the visitors and will present the playing field where shooters can try our new discipline, the Laporte Archery.
Jean Michel Laporte and Mr Pekka Suuronen - ISSF
Jean-Christophe Vandelet and Mr Cho
Myriam Akliouat and Mr André Dubois -
Jean Michel Laporte and Mr Frog Lee - HPS limited
Myriam Akliouat and Mr Ahbad Sulman Bhagoo
Frédéric Laporte and Mr Gian Andréa
Frédéric Le Gall and Mr Sébastien Duperray
Jean-Michel Laporte and Mr Thomas Kinkel
thank you for visiting us !
Jean Christophe Vandelet and Mr Edourad Khor
Jean-Michel Laporte and Mr Carlo Fareri - Progeti
Jean-Michel Laporte and Mr Håkan Dahlby- Silver médal London Olympic Dbl trap
Jean-Michel Laporte and Mr Wen Peg Lee
Myriam Akliouat and Mr Gilles Fievez
Jean-Michel Laporte and Mr Ivan Jarosz and Mr Joshua Loock
Like evrey year it was a great pleasure to meet you in IWA. We met new customers and had the chance to developp new businesses with new distributors. Thank you very much for your loyalty and our sympatic conversations the Laporte Team Thomas Kampshoff and Patricia Engler
Frédéric and Thomas Laporte
Jean-Michel Laporte, Jean-Christophe Vandelet
Jean-Michel Laporte, Astrid Maurer and Mr Henri Duenki - Sius ASCOR
see you in IWA 2014 !
Sebastien Aubry Industrial Designer
INTERVIEW Editor : In our Newsletter, we will present the jobs of our company to our customers. Sebastien, you are responsible for the Research & Development Department. Could you talk us about your job? Seb : « Yes, sure. I am working for the Research and patenting. So it’s confidential. » Editor : Do you have a current project? Seb : « We are creating a new machine. The energy is high here. » Editor : A short notice for our readers? Seb : « I will simply say that the upgrades and innovations to this new machine will make a big row in the clay-shooting community. I cannot tell any more. » Editor : Upgrades, innovations? How is a new machine thought? Seb : « In fact, we listen to the market, the feed-
backs from our representatives and the he Laporte after-sales department too. Our thinking king process is traditional enough. A Laporte machine chine needs to last. Do you know that we refurbish bish 30-year old machines? . » Editor : « Traditional, what do you mean? Seb : « I am working with the last 3D design tools. We have a test st laboratory, we consult the d our ur tes esting procedures are the es best suppliers and testing most binding on n the mark market. rk ket e . For example, we have some machiness tested in live lliive ve firing firiring on test bench on a 24 hour/7 day ay basis. Firi Firing rriing g eve every v ry 4 second! When I say “traditional”, al”, I am talking tal alk alki al kiing g about our industrial inheritance. The thinking e way of thi hiin nk kin ng which made, I think, the success of our firm. Today, Today, saTo vings through disposals are thought. hought. This is not our position. My customer is not only nly the user off the machine, the club but also my installer aller and my y colleagues from the after-sales service, including ncluding our technicians all over the world. We have many contacts here and the feedbacks ks help us. This is a part of the story of the unbreakable arm.
Editor : « Unbreakable arm? » Seb : «The arms of the majority of our machines are unbreakable because this is a part which is more subject to poor handling than to the risks of the normal use of the machine. A clay does not weigh more than 110 grams! Poor handling such as a forgotten pole too close to the machine when the trajectory is settled, the bad habit to put the clay box on the arm while loading the machine or the simple handling of the machine when lifted by the arm. This is the experience. We have understood that the savings about the material have the risk of compromising not the normal operation of the machine but its daily use regardless of the conditions. Break an arm just before a competition is the nightmare of any organizer. Our motto: Professional material for professionals ! » Editor : Is our added value? Seb : « Our customers often say: “we just have to see your machines to see where the quality is” and this is the truth. » Editor : See you soon for the launch of our new machines Seb : « Sure »
Transmitter Contact us for the price
MANY OPTIONS A range of 200 meters, up to 300 meters on a completely open field. Ergonomic body of the transmitter specially studied for best taken in hand. Possibility of direct triggering of any double by pressing both buttons Low level of consumption of the transmitter allowing a very big autonomy in the range of 300,000 triggers with the same batteries (alkaline batteries 1.5V â€“ LR03). A red light comes on for the control and will become green and flash to inform about the need to replace batteries (the operation is still possible but with a limited range).
Thanks to the impermeability of the boxes (of the transmitter and the receiver), there is no more need of reinforced boxes. Best reactivity of the receiver (response time much shorter). Extension of the possible receiver up to 8 way, by adding extra relays and terminals which can be delivered separately. The box is still equipped with 8 cable glands for the release of the clays. Completely pluggable Connections and relays of the receptor allowing a fast intervention. Unpolarized power of the receptor from 12 to 24V AC or DC. Built-in antenna inside the receptor (no more antenna wire out of the box). Available with 2 frequencies: 433 Mhz (Europe) and 868 Mhz (USA).
L A P O R T E N O V E L T Y
T H E T E A M
WHO WE ARE ? magine a team with a worldwide playing field. The life here is a little like thisâ€Ś There are, only at the Headquarters, discussions in English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, which come from the offices of the export team, the after-sales departmentâ€Ś Nearly 10 languages are crossing on a daily basis. For the new entrant, it is confusing enough. A French discussion suddenly switches to English because one of our distributors is calling. We are talking about catalogues and price lists but which of them? In Pounds, in Dollars or in Euros?
At Laporte, we think and we work worldwide. Machines are sent to Mongolia, a distributor needs to be helped in Thailand, a competition in Rio. Our job makes us travel.
Beyond the anecdote, this daily exercise develops a natural tendency to be curious and try and understand the others. It is sometimes complicated to gather the amount of data collected by everyone but when our aims are reached, all a team wins, the firm wins and finally our customers win too. Our marketing actions will increase, just as this newsletter. This is the will of all a team moving forward.
LAPORTE AROUND THE WORLD Jean-Christophe VANDELET Overseas Manager Asie, Proche & Moyen-Orient, Amérique du Sud et du Nord Frédéric LAPORTE Overseas Manager Italie, Pays-Bas, Portugal, Islande, Finlande, Armenie, Malte, Chypre, Grèce, Scandinavie, Turquie
Amanda MORIN Patricia ENGLER Overseas Manager Grande-Bretagne, Allemagne, Autriche, USA, Slovaquie, Rép. Tchèque Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Slovénie, Croatie, Bosnie, Fyrom Afrique du Sud
Jean-François ALLARD Technical Sales Officer Any countries Frederic LE GALL Sales Officer France et Belgique
Serge LEFORT Sales Assistant France et Belgique
Myriam AKLIOUAT Transport Manager Laporte Group Overseas Manager DOM-TOM, Afrique, Espagne et Suisse
U K L A P O R T E C P C
CPC the Clay lay Pigeon igeon Company ompany FOCUS WHO WE ARE
It is evident that our owner, Jean-Michel Laporte takes the quality and service of those products The Clay Pigeon Company is the UK clay manu- that bear his name personally, as he is the third facturing arm of Laporte. Since being purchased generation of his family to lead this worldwide by Laporte in 2000 it has gone from strength to company forward. strength. There are more than 30 members of staff Laporte prides itself on supplying not only the and all the clay targets produced on site, as well most durable and dependable automatic clay taras those few imported, go through stringent quality get launchers, but is also the world leader in decontrol measures. sign and service in this field. Customers choose the Laporte range because the brand has been the choice of champions over the decades and due to The company’s philosophies are: Laporte’s worldwide reputation, it has been choQuality, Quality, Quality sen as the supplier for Olympic Games year upon Caring for the environment year. Customer service «same umbrella» throughout the world. In 2007, Fair pricing Laporte supplied a record number of traps and Integrity and customer support
targets to Europe and the rest of the world, with customers stating «Olympic quality at affordable prices». The Laporte name stands for quality and dependability - quite simply Number 1 throughout the world. Bottesford
CONTACT US Phone: 01949 843777 Fax: 01949 843555 www.claypigeoncompany.co.uk http://www.claypigeoncompany.co.uk> email@example.com
WE E WERE AT THE
BRITISH SHOOTING SHOW
he British Shooting Show is now firmly esta blished as the UK’s premier public showcase and launch pad for major International gun manufacturers, gun retailers and shooting accessory suppliers. So, with thousands of guns for sale, fantastic «Show only» offers and the unique opportunity to be the first to see and evaluate all that’s new, the British Shooting Show is the place to be. retailers and shooting accessory suppliers. So, with thousands of guns for sale, fantastic «Show only» offers and the unique opportunity to be the first to see and evaluate all that’s new, the British Shooting Show is the place to be.
SCORE LONDON GAMES RESULTS Olympic Trap Man Olympic Trap Woman
Cro oatia Italia
146 / 150 99 / 100
OLYMPIC RECORD AND WORLD RECORD
Skeet Man Skeet Woman
USA A USA A
148 / 150 99 / 100
OLYMPIC RECORD OLYMPIC RECORD AND WORLD RECORD
Double Trap Man
188 / 200
the olympic trap 185 SKEET 12C C • instant Solenoid release • Throwing distance up to 100m • unbreakable throwing arm
LAUNCHING TARGETS FOR FUN AND COMPETITION
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