France’s largest state-owned transportation and logistics company to prepare proposals for participation in construction of the Ozerny Mining and Processing Plant
S.N. Garichev, Deputy General Director of MBC
Corporation and Jean-Louis Demeulenaere, Deputy CEO of Geodis
Group, Knight of the Legion of Honor of France, met yesterday at
the 15th TransRussia International Exhibition on Transport &
The two executives discussed the possibility of Geodis RUS
(Geodis’ Russian subsidiary) participating in the construction of
the Ozerny Mining and Processing Plant (Republic of Buryatia,
Russian Federation). The potential areas of cooperation span a wide
range, including working out logistics and
transportation-and-customs schemes for industrial equipment to be
delivered to the plant.
This was the second meeting between MBC Corporation and Geodis
(the first one was held last January), but this time the
negotiations were at the highest administrative level of
decision-making, which demonstrates the great interest the French
company is showing in participating in the construction of the
mining and processing plant at the Ozerny deposit. The upshot of
the meeting was that Mr. Demeulenaere instructed his company’s
Russian subsidiary to begin actively drafting proposals on the work
to be done at the construction site.
Geodis Group is France’s largest state-owned logistics and
transport company, owned by the French railways group SNCF, which
has an annual turnover of €5.2 billion and employs 26,000
Geodis has an extensive network of branches and subsidiaries
around the world.
The group has been operating in Russia since 1970. It
established a subsidiary called Geodis RUS in Moscow in 2008 with
the aim of developing its business in Russia.