Launch of the B.Lab: Phase 2

July 9th, 2020

Thursday, July 2, was held the launch meeting of the B.Lab Phase 2, at Bolloré Logistics Headquarter in Puteaux, France and by videoconference Teams.

The B.Lab's mission is to be an accelerator in our approach to innovation by federating all initiatives and supporting their development until their integration into our processes and our offers.

The objective is to federate the group's initiatives, harmonize our practices and give more visibility to our innovation projects.

A duo of Managers is in charge of developing a community to help them define the vision and the roadmap in each of our innovation domains:

  • Supply chain real-time visibility and piloting
  • Flows optimization & anticipation
  • Warehouse automation
  • Operational excellency
  • Sustainable supply chain

The sponsors of the B.Lab Olivier Boccara, Global Sales and Marketing Director, and Henri Le Gouis, CEO Europe, noted that the Covid-19 crisis confirmed the professionalism of our teams as a determining factor in dealing with the complexity of the situation and satisfy our customers. At the same time, this major event was an accelerator of trends related to digitalization, sustainable development and the development of e-commerce.

Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bolloré Logistics, gave his full support to the B.Lab by setting the cap: "The customer must always be at the heart of our innovation approach. Listening to their needs and involving them in the development of projects, this will guarantee innovations that will be useful and pragmatic to them."

Innovation is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes Bolloré Logistics. It will be a powerful generator of progress and enthusiasm in the teams.

The B.Lab today structures its organization and starts a new stage that will place innovation at the heart of Bolloré Logistics' business project.

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