The CEREST company

Since 1994, ‘Centre d'Etudes et de Réalisation de l'EST’ is a mechanical engineering company for industrial customers.

Our added value is mainly in tailor-made mechanical studies, project management, assembly and commissioning of industrial equipments.

As a manufacturer of special machines, we are able to carry out your new work projects or modify your existing installations, for functional evolutions or constructive improvements.

Since 2020, we have been using Virtual Reality for your study reviews. This technology immerses you on your workstation, your machine during the design phase. The perception of volumes, proportions, human-machine interactions are immediately apprehended. Interact with your machine even before it is realized ! Everything is then possible !

We also offer you the possibility to evaluate your own CAD models in VR.

Our recent and functional premises have a 125m² design office, equipped with an up to date computing equipment and CAD licenses such as SolidWorks, Inventor, Catia and Autocad.

Our 350m² workshops are dedicated to flows and assembly / cabling / development / commissioning operations.

Our services is flexible, from a simple mechanical study to turnkey delivery, integrating the following steps on request :

  • Mechanical / pneumatic study
  • Immersive review in VR
  • Electrical study
  • Mechanical realization
  • Assembling works
  • Cabling
  • Automatism
  • On-site development at CEREST
  • Commissioning on customer site

Since the beginning, our market positioning is technically sound and reliable.

With many examples, the Projects page of this site will give you an overview of our know-how.

A mechanization project ? Contact us !

Our facilities,

to serve your project


Commercial vehicle

  • Load capacity : 5,2 cb m
  • Ready for on-site operations

Overhead crane

  • Capacity : 3,2Tons with electronic load cell
  • Under hook height : 5,2m

Grey area workshop

  • Surface : 200 sq m
  • Area dedicated to pollution generating operations
  • Pneumatic network : 8 bars
  • Electrical network 400V tri + 230V / Current : 60A


  • Electric power
  • Capacity : 1,5t

Manual press

  • Capacity : 150 kN

Virtual reality

  • Immersive review ! You feel like you are really in front of your new machine before it is even realized!
  • Service Offer: Evaluate your own VR models

Standard components storage

  • Fastenings on stock (steel + stainless steel) : M2 to M30
  • Pneumatic connection and standard
  • Mechanical standard components

White area workshop

  • Surface : 220 sq m
  • Area dedicated to machine erection and test
  • Pneumatic network : 8 bars
  • Electrical network 400V tri + 230V / Current : 60A

The Palm tree

Welding area

  • Welding table
  • MIG welding station
  • TIG welding station
  • Upright drilling machine

Components storage

  • Order reception and components tracability computer-aided
  • Components dispatching

Workshop access

  • All sized heavy truck access
  • Reinforced ground

CEREST visitor access

  • Level access
  • Light and heavy truck park

Meeting room

  • Equipped with a CAD station
  • Large presentation display

Design office

  • CADware : Solidworks, Inventor, Catia v5, AutoCAD
  • 8 CAD stations
  • Design capacity : 1 000 hrs/month



  • Lathe : Ø300 max / Length 1300mm 
  • Milling machine : Table size 1300x300mm

Site tools

  • Mobile VPN connection box, connect the machine directly to automation office
  • Magnetic drilling machine
  • Bearing heater
  • Chain hoist
  • Secured 400V / 230V transformer
  • Pipe-bending machine
  • On site work carriage
  • Secured stool
  • Power tools : Screw-driver machines, Impact wrench, grinding machines…

Personnal tools

  • Dedicated to each CEREST members
  • Personnal tools case
  • Workshop trolley

Workshop access

  • All sized heavy truck access

Overhead crane

  • Capacity : 3,2Tons with electronic load cell
  • Under hook height : 5,2m

CEREST in pictures,

Our business, Your satisfaction !

By entrusting your projects to CEREST, you ensure the availability of a technical expert team,

combined with the flexibility of an SME enterprise.

Your satisfaction is the guarantee of our durability.

Watch the video presentation


20 Rue des Frères Lumiere
68000 Colmar


Contact us by e-mail
See our mail adress cerest@cerest.com


Contact us by phone
See the phone number +33 (0)