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Bolloré Logistics uses artificial intelligence with Akila to reduce its energy consumption in Songjiang

Puteaux. 28 November 2022

Bolloré Logistics China has signed a three-year agreement with start-up Akila to reduce its energy consumption. The agreement is based on the provision of a digital solution that uses artificial intelligence to improve the company’s results in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Akila’s solution will be deployed in the Songjiang (Shanghai) warehouse, with an area of 18,000 m2.

In addition to optimising its energy consumption, the platform will improve air quality throughout the site through accurate monitoring of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) installations. As part of its “Powering Sustainable Logistics” CSR programme, Bolloré Logistics has set itself the target of cutting its Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 43% by 2027. Thanks to Akila, Bolloré Logistics Greater China will contribute to the success of this stated objective. 

Frédéric Marcerou

CEO of Bolloré Logistics Greater China

As a global player in the supply chain, we want to incorporate sustainable solutions into our processes in order to promote the decarbonisation of the logistics sector. Our partnership with Akila will enable us to monitor our environmental impact and reduce it as much as possible.

Philippe Obry

Directeur de l’innovation et co-fondateur d’Akila

Akila et Bolloré Logistics cheminent vers un même objectif en matière de développement durable dans le secteur de la logistique. Ce dernier doit évoluer vers un modèle davantage basé sur les données ; c’est pourquoi nous misons beaucoup sur le succès de ce partenariat. À l’avenir, nous espérons pouvoir mettre en place avec Bolloré Logistics davantage de solutions au service de leurs autres sites en Chine.

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a major international supply chain operator and ranks among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 603 agencies in 111 countries. Placing customers at the heart of its strategy, Bolloré Logistics is committed to designing innovative, robust and agile solutions. Through the reliable management of the entire supply chain, the company has developed a high level of resilience, enabling it to control risks by securing transport plans through alternative options and to lead a continuous improvement policy over the long term while acting as an ethical and responsible player.

Bolloré Logistics opened its offices in China in 1994. The company now operates in 19 cities and has more than 30 sites across the country. It provides innovative, robust and agile transport solutions suitable for large industries such as luxury retail, perfumes & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, high-tech products, aerospace and automotive.

About Akila

Akila is an Asia-based start-up that designed and developed a digital platform to harness real-time data using artificial intelligence to streamline ESG reporting. It thus optimises the performance, sustainability and human-centricity of buildings and cities. Backed by strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Dassault Systèmes and Aden Group, Akila currently has a growing team of 80+ members and 5.7 million square metres managed across 80+ sites. Akila was recognised in 2022 by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel.: +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75 cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Yee Wen Wong, Regional Communications Manager, Asia Pacific – Bolloré Logistics
T +65 9758 6639 – yee-wen.wong(at)bollore.com

Keyi Li, Product Marketing Manager – Akila
T (+86) 158 5275 8888 - keyi.li(at)akila3d.com