In 1943, the German occupation tries to force
Albert-Victor Raymond to produce war items for its army. There then begins a "slow race" and he does not produce a thing right up to the Liberation!
The textile and leather industries are the main markets of the Grenoble factory which employs 700 people. In Germany, it is already working for the recovering automobile market.
The Lörrach factory employs 130 people.
The A.Raymond firms are among the first in Europe to become equipped with injection molding machines, a strategy which enables them to position themselves very early on as leaders in the manufacture of injected plastic fastenings.
Joins the family business at the age of 26,
alongside his father Albert-Victor Raymond.
Instigated by Alain Raymond, significant reforms take place, such as analytical accounting, data processing, production management and new technology (hardening techniques, surface treatment, water decontamination).
Creation of the French and German Research Units.