Warehousing and logistics: in Atlantic France, tailor-made solutions for industry 4.0

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Atlantic France is a land of industry; the region therefore offers efficient storage and logistics solutions. Boost your business with top-level infrastructures, reliable and adaptable partners, innovative supply chain services and much more.

With 32,5 millions tonnes of goods in 2018, Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port is the #1 French port on the Atlantic Coast. Its territory stretches for 65 km along the Loire estuary, providing transportation and logistics solutions from Saint-Nazaire to Nantes.

The port, local authorities and companies collaborate to invent tailor-made solutions in priority areas such as marine renewables (in particular with Le Carnet industrial site), agrifood, aeronautics, car manufacturing, shipbuilding and e-commerce.

Major players and innovative companies in logistics

Several logistics specialists are based in Atlantic France. Important local companies such as Idéa Groupe and AltéAd, one of the French leaders (U Log), and two international reference groups: the american XPO Logistics and the german Kuehne+Nagel. The supply chain also has a dedicated business cluster, the PASCA.

Innovation is key in this fast-changing sector. The companies and research centers from Atlantic France are committed to improve logistics with new technologies such as industrial automation, IoT, VR and AI, drones, voice picking, etc.

Timcod’lab: inventing tomorrow’s supply chain

The innovative IT group Timcod (€29.5 million turnover in 2019) recently created the subsidiary Timcod’lab. Alongside several partners, the company offers a wide range of solutions allowing industrials to switch to a warehouse 4.0 (predictive analytics with big data and AI, real-time inventory, smart cobots, dynamic storage, etc).

To showcase these innovations, Timcod’lab has created a warehouse demonstrator inside the group’s head office in Treillères, Atlantic France. Industrials can experiment there the supply chain of the future and discover its many advantages: more reactivity and reliability, less costs and pollution, but also new potential incomes.

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