Following the inauguration of the B.Lab Digital Innovation Center in Paris earlier this year, Bolloré Logistics now unveils B.Lab Singapore, an Innovation Center dedicated to Innovation for the Supply Chain with a particular focus on Digital and Warehouse Automation, and Sustainability.
The 1,000 m2 facility is designed to foster innovation projects. The main features include a dedicated Design Thinking room to conceptualize ideas and a lab area where Bolloré Logistics staff can develop and experiment solutions.
“The facilities are really amazing,” said Fabien Tertois, Head of Innovation for Bolloré Logistics Singapore. “The entire space is modular so that we can accommodate any type of projects. We have a lot of natural light in here. That makes people feel very open and comfortable, which is essential for co-innovation with all our stakeholders like customers, vendors, start-ups and especially academia.”
Fabien added: “We are very excited to start our first projects in the coming weeks with Singapore’s universities and polytechnic schools following the workshop we held together on October 24, with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).”
An ambitious roadmap
Bolloré Logistics has developed an ambitious roadmap to further automate its operations. The Innovation Center will be at the heart of it. By tapping into Singapore’s unique position as a global business hub and smart city, it will provide co-innovation opportunities across Asia. The center will benefit from the city’s vivid ecosystem of innovative startups and world-class academic leaders.
“Choosing Singapore as the location of our Supply Chain Innovation Center was very natural for us,” said Frederic Marcerou, Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics Singapore. “We have a very strong footprint here and the local conditions in terms of business and innovation ecosystem are excellent. We are very thankful for all the support received to make this project a reality, giving us the means to invent the Supply Chain of the future.”
Mr Gian Yi-Hsen, Executive Director, Conglomerates, EDB, said “Bolloré Logistics’ decision to anchor its B.Lab Supply Chain Innovation Center in Singapore is testament to Singapore’s position as a leading global logistics hub. Tapping into Singapore’s vibrant innovation ecosystem and strong digital infrastructure, the B.Lab will be an important innovation node to conceptualize, develop and pilot new supply chain solutions in the automation of Bolloré Logistics’ operations here. We look forward to the continued partnership with Bolloré Logistics, as B.Lab co-innovates with Singapore start-ups and academia to meet the needs of its customers around the region.”