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Bolloré Logistics participates in strenghtening Luxembourg's health systems

Puteaux. 03 August 2020

The Bolloré Logistics hub in Luxembourg recently received a machine to make surgical masks on behalf of the Luxembourg company ALLPHARMA. Imported from China via a cargo plane provided by the Cargolux airline, this machine, which specialises in making surgical masks, has a production capacity of one million masks per week.

Within a few weeks, ALLPHARMA will have six machines able to produce 4 million surgical masks and 650,000 FFP2 type masks per week. These will supply the national network of pharmacies, health establishments, institutions and anticipate needs in the event of a new wave of the epidemic.

Thierry Derochette & Nicolas Melicas

Director and Head Pharmacist of ALLPHARMA

As a partner and pharmacist, we had to have an answer and a solution in order to solve the problem of import dependency for elements that are essential to the protection and safety of caregivers, vulnerable people and of course the population as a whole.

The new order, consisting of five packages with a total weight of 1,600 kg, was handled by the Bolloré Logistics teams in China who worked together to manage administrative procedures (in particular customs compliance documents) and ensure the transport of the packages from warehouses in Shanghai before shipment by air. On arrival, the packages were placed in the Bolloré Logistics warehouse, awaiting delivery to the customer.


Marc Hansen

Manager of the Bolloré Logistics Luxembourg hub

The Covid-19 epidemic has allowed us to demonstrate the full extent of our ability to deal with complex flows under very tight deadlines. Thanks to the mobilisation of all our partners as well as the commitment of our teams in the field, we are perfectly equipped to face emergency situations and ensure continuity of supply for our customers, whether they are SMEs or large international groups

This operation was facilitated by support from partners of Bolloré Logistics Luxembourg, in particular LuxairCARGO, Cargolux and Arthur Welter. Since the start of the crisis, Bolloré Logistics Luxembourg has played a major role as a hub for the importation of protective masks and their reshipment throughout Europe. Between March and June, teams handled an average of 70 charters and imported nearly one1 billion protective masks.

About Bolloré Logistics Luxembourg

At Luxembourg airport, the Bolloré Logistics hub enjoys a strategic location in the heart of Europe. With a current surface area of 1,800 m², it stores various types of goods for a number of diverse sectors including textiles, telecommunications, health and industry. Since the start of the year, the company has handled more than 20,000 tonnes of freight, positioning it among the most competitive hubs in the market. To meet the requirements of its customers, Bolloré Logistics Luxembourg provides them with a qualified team of 20 experienced employees and relies on partners of excellence to deliver high-quality services.

Bolloré Logistics, a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a world leader in supply chain management and ranks among the world’s ten largest transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 600 agencies in 109 countries.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
T +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / (+33) (0)7 72 40 49 75

Adeline Durand, Global Communication Manager - Bolloré Logistics
T +33 (0)1 46 96 17 21