Bolloré Logistics partners with La Place Stratégique

Bolloré Logistics partners with La Place Stratégique

Bolloré Logistics has announced its partnership with La Place Stratégique, the first French accelerator dedicated to supporting disruptive innovation, at the crossroads of the civil and military domains.

Founded in 2020, the programme aims to offer support to young, innovative French companies to encourage their development in France and internationally while preserving the essence of their strategic value.

By joining this programme, Bolloré Logistics will bring its experience of international logistics circuits acquired alongside the most demanding industrial players, particularly with regard to customs issues and making connections with contacts in target countries.

In this way, Bolloré Logistics will help these young companies to penetrate new markets that are key to their development. In addition to this support, Bolloré Logistics will also work to create synergies with these innovative young companies through its “B.Lab” network.

This organisation, which brings together a worldwide network of Bolloré Logistics experts, was created to develop the company’s innovation projects in a collaborative approach, thus helping to shape potential operational partnerships.

“As a French company, we want to support those who wish to develop in new markets and give them the benefit of our global experience in the transport and logistics business. By joining the La Place Stratégique programme, we aim to strengthen our approach within a multidisciplinary ecosystem and to participate in the joint ambition to support the international reach of these young, innovative French companies,” says Henri Le Gouis, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Europe.

Within the framework of this partnership, Bolloré Logistics and La Place Stratégique organised an initial collective workshop on December 2 2021. Twelve innovative companies from the programme took part to discuss a number of key issues with Bolloré Transport & Logistics experts. This first meeting identified potential opportunities for joint projects. At the end of the event, around fifteen projects were selected by the Bolloré Logistics teams and will be explored further.

“We are delighted to be able to count Bolloré Logistics among our members. The arrival of such a prestigious player confirms the attractiveness of La Place Stratégique. The experience, know-how and rigour that characterise this company are fully in line with our approach of offering the best expertise to our young strategic companies,” adds Frédéric Duponchel, co-chair of La Place Stratégique.