A New State-of-the-Art Building for SDV Nantes

July 1st, 2015

This coming Thursday, on July 2nd, 2015, SDV inaugurates its new building in the presence of its best customers and suppliers, located in Saint-Aignan de Grand Lieu, in the south of Nantes (France).

Built on one hectare of land, it provides a space of 2,700 sqm of offices (for 200 people) on three levels.

It responds to the challenges of effective operations management but also reflects the environmental dimension which has been placed at the heart of the specification since the initial phase of the project.

As a result, this new building is High Quality Environmental (HQE) certified. This NFHQE ™ commercial buildings’ certification focuses on the performance of eco-construction, eco-management, comfort and health of construction operations.

Its first vocation is to be the headquarters of the Grand-West Region, relayed locally by our branches of Quimper, Rennes, Montoir and Cholet.

This new building will also host the teams of Saga, another forwarding agent of the group in France.

A total of 300 employees - all combined functions - are involved in the development of the activities of the group.

The site in Nantes employs 160 people, not only associated to the regional headquarter functions but also dedicated to managing our customers’ international logistics operations within the ‘economic attraction zone’ of Nantes.

Strong of this new infrastructure, SDV responds best to the requirements of its customers, especially those of the Food industry, Aerospace and Defense, High Technology, Marine and Yachting, but also of the Retail industry.

This achievement confirms SDV’s strategy to develop its ability to operate in France, and marks the first concrete step to an extensive investment program of the Bolloré Group in France for 2015 and 2016.

Key Figures
  • 20%

    More fuel-efficient for the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350

  • 70%

    of Urbanisation is expected by 2050

  • 27

    mega-cities are expected by 2050, with at least 10 million people, compared to 1...

  • +18,4%

    of growth for E-commerce retail market in Europe in 2015

  • 82%

    of goods are moved by road

  • 1 billion

    Population in Africa

  • 60%

    of Africa’s population will be urbanized by 2050

  • 7,5%

    of growth for Indian GDP in 2014

  • 4,9%

    of growth for African GDP in 2016

  • 6,1%

    of growth for East Asian GDP in 2015, the world’s fastest-growing region

  • 19 224 teus

    transported by the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world

  • 396 m

    is the size of the MSC Oscar ship

  • 120 h

    is the Non-Stop Flight Record done by Solar Impulse

  • 4,5%

    of growth in 2015 for Global Airfreight demand