Interparfums and Bolloré Logistics announce the extension of their partnership for a period of three years including 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Interparfums is a French company that develops perfumes and cosmetics lines on the basis of global exclusive licensing agreements with luxury, fashion or accessories brands that include Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Boucheron or Van Cleef & Arpels. They own Lanvin fragrances and Maison Rochas (fashion and perfumes). The company monitors and takes complete care of the perfume life cycle, from its creation to its distribution in France and internationally.
Bolloré Logistics has accompanied the development of Interparfums' logistics activities since 1994.
The logistics partnership started in a 200 m² warehouse located in Petit Quevilly, Upper Normandy, and then was transferred to a dedicated warehouse of 9,000 m² in Grand Couronne in 2000, after which was expanded in 2003 to reach a surface area of 12,000 m².
Given its strong growth, Interparfums continued their expansion with the construction of an additional 9,000 m2 building to reach a total surface area of 21,000 m2 in 2006. In 2011, activity at Grand Couronne was transferred to Criquebeuf sur seine in a 30 000 m2 building rented by Interparfums.
To date, a construction permit for the creation of an additional 6,000 m2 cell of was issued with a delivery planned for the second quarter of 2018 therefore increasing the total surface area to 36,000 m2.
The Bolloré Logistics branch in Grand Couronne provides upstream transport from the packers located in France in the Normandy, Centre Val de Loire and Hauts de France regions, as well as logistics services. It takes care of unloading, reception of products, storage and stock management, ordering, order preparation for France and global destinations by sea and air routes, transport planning, documentation management and returns, thanks to interfacing systems, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) with Interparfums. Bolloré Logistics teams also provide monthly and annual inventories.
Olivier Boccara, Global Sales Director at Bolloré Logistics, commented: "Interparfums is a historical customer who trusts us and we are proud to support during their expansion by providing quality logistical services that are recognized throughout this long partnership."
Philippe Santi, Deputy Managing Director of Interparfums added: "Bolloré Logistics has been a key partner in our development for many years. Their expertise in the perfumes and cosmetics sector, the quality of their processes and the professionalism of their local teams are for us key factors of success and allow us to offer a powerful service to all our customers worldwide."
Picture (from left to right): Philippe SANTI Interparfums - Olivier BOCCARA Bolloré Logistics
Founded by Philippe Benacin and Jean Madar in 1982, Interparfums creates, manufactures and distributes prestigious perfumes and cosmetics on the basis of exclusive worldwide licensing agreements under the brands Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Karl Lagerfeld, Paul Smith, ST Dupont and Repetto. The company also owns Lanvin and Maison Rochas fragrances. Present in more than 100 countries through a selective distribution network, Interparfums achieved a consolidated turnover of 422 million euros in 2017, with a double-digit operating profit and a substantial cash flow. The company is listed on Euronext Paris with a market capitalization of 1.4-1.5 billion euros.
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