06 June 2019

GEFCO Group represented by the Chairman of the Board Mr. Luc Nadal and Limited Liability Company “Saint-Gobain Construction Products Rus” represented by its General Director Antoine Peyrude signed the Memorandum of cooperation for the purpose of efficient use of economic, production, intellectual, administrative and other opportunities in the field of common interests in regard to their logistics business development.

The Memorandum of cooperation signed during Saint-Petersburg International Economical Forum (SPIEF) will help both companies work together implementing modern logistics technologies. Their cooperation will focus on such areas of business as , the development and the implementation of IT-solutions to optimize the document flow, the share of statistics and analytics data, the organization of joint meetings and events, as well as the development of collaborative plans and programs and the exchange of business contacts. GEFCO Group and Saint-Gobain will use joint potential and practical experience for implementing strategic projects lying in the field of mutual interests.

GEFCO Group, a global logistics provider for industrial manufacturers, develops integrated logistics solutions for a variety of international customers. As one of leaders among logistics integrators GEFCO provides a full range of services to its clients including and consulting with deep knowledge of the local legislation. Successful experience in the became the for cooperation between representative offices GEFCO and Saint-Gobain in Russia. It enables to count on extension of interaction within logistics area.

Saint-Gobain is a world leader in creating a comfortable living space. The company designs, manufactures and distributes high quality materials and innovative solutions which provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. There are company’s eight operating plants on the territory of Russian Federation.  

Antoine Peyrude, General Director of Saint-Gobain in Russia, Ukraine and CIS, commented on the deal with GEFCO Group: “The signing of this memorandum with one of the world leaders in the provision of integrated logistics services - GEFCO Group - is a confirmation of Saint-Gobain’s commitment to two main strategic priorities: digitalization and innovation, as well as proximity to customers. It should be noted that the choice of the GEFCO Group as a partner is a choice in favor of values important to us, in favor of unconditional compliance with the requirements of the law and the highest standards of sustainable development”.

I am very pleased that GEFCO and Saint Gobain will partner in Russia and the CIS countries. In addition to our worldwide supply chain expertise, GEFCO has over 25 years’ experience and success in managing customs & tax issue for customers. We look forward to leveraging innovation to advance Saint Gobain’s business and continuing our long-term cooperation.

Luc Nadal

Chairman of the Management Board

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