Rabot Dutilleul signs a partnership with Néo-Eco and strengthens its start-up platform
On Tuesday 17th July 2018, François Dutilleul, the Chairman of Rabot Dutilleul, and Christophe Deboffe, the Chairman of Néo-Eco, an engineering company specialised in waste recycling, signed a partnership agreement to promote the circular economy in the construction industry. This marks a new step by the construction and property development group in the process of structuring its skills platform. The objective is to build an innovative ecosystem that will enable the group to provide its customers with all-inclusive high value-added offerings, while continuing to progress in areas that have a strong impact on society and the environment.
Guillaume Sigiez (Néo-Eco), François Dutilleul (Rabot Dutilleul), Christophe Deboffe (Néo-Eco), Thibaut Vaysse (Rabot Dutilleul Construction) et Ludovic Verbrugge (Néo-Eco)
This is the second partnership of its kind within a few months signed by Rabot Dutilleul with a start-up. The Néo-Eco company located in Hallennes-lez-Haubourdin (Nord county) in northern France offers industrial engineering solutions for waste recycling and advises companies on the creation of circular economy closed loops. Its largest area of intervention is construction and civil engineering, which produces nearly 250 million tonnes of waste per year. The company also offers property developers and building contractors an innovative methodology that enables it to go far beyond the national target of recycling 70% of products derived from deconstruction works, while at the same time generating economic value greater than that of current recycling supply chains. Identified by Rabot Dutilleul a few years ago, the Néo-Eco company worked notably on the Decathlon warehouse project in Lompret (northern France) carried out by the Gérim company, an affiliate of the Rabot Dutilleul Group, acting as general contractor. The warehouse’s concrete slab had been made of alternative aggregates from blast furnace slag.
Today, the two companies have decided to join forces by signing a strategic partnership. Its goals: to jointly develop all-inclusive high value-added offerings for their customers and build the framework for an effective approach to collaborating on the circular economy at all stages of the building design and production process. In addition to increasing market penetration, Christophe Deboffe, the Chairman of Néo-Eco, sees this partnership as “a great opportunity to promote the circular economy with a partner whose values I share”. Rabot Dutilleul, for its part, sees this partnership as a contribution to the Group’s new strategy of putting the customer first. “Our aim is to provide our customers with all-inclusive solutions based on the Group’s entire range of skills. This partnership enables us to broaden our range of solutions and, more specifically, to improve our environmental performance when we build. Thus, we confirm our commitment to the sustainable development of territories and to the well-being of their inhabitants,” explains François Dutilleul.
The signed agreement therefore enshrines each partner’s joint ambitions, commitments to work together, possible synergies and partnership leadership arrangements.
About Rabot Dutilleul
A family-owned, independent and international construction and property development Group, Rabot Dutilleul is one of the top 10 French building, public works and civil engineering companies.
Established in 1920, Rabot Dutilleul has developed skills in complementary trades relating to the construction sector, thereby acquiring a comprehensive command of the property value chain. With its 1,500 employees, it fosters values based on collective performance and the establishment of long-lasting relationships with its partners. Present in France, Belgium, Germany and Poland, Rabot Dutilleul is 90% owned by the Dutilleul family and 10% owned by its employees.
In 2017, Ernst & Young, the professional services firm, ranked Néo-Eco as the top innovative French company in the Clean Tech category. Néo-Eco offers industrial engineering solutions for waste recycling and advises companies on the creation of circular economy closed loops. Thus, it helps property developers, local government authorities and planners to recover waste or used materials, to develop alternative materials and to foster their use. In particular, Néo-Eco has developed great expertise in the redevelopment of brownfield sites and the rehabilitation/refurbishment of derelict sites.