Xavier BARTHELEMY

Equipment Director, EIFFAGE

How did your company do in 2016? What objectives have you set yourselves for the coming years? 

"2016 was the first year when things levelled off following several years of generalised decline in our sector". 

Our investments therefore recovered somewhat, with in addition a stimulus at the beginning of the year due to the over-depreciation measures in the Macron Act. The coming year, which we expect to deliver moderate growth, should allow us to renew our equipment fleets whilst adapting to the market which will require flexibility and caution. 

What are your growth perspectives and your innovation drivers to respond to the wide range of projects arising in France and all over the world? 

In terms of innovation we are still very attentive to the new technologies emerging, in particular in the road-building field, by adapting our machines to new needs. We are closely following the innovation activities of manufacturers and we are also putting a lot of work in on the digital transformation of our profession. 

What do you expect to get out of your participation at INTERMAT 2018 in terms of opportunities and solutions to  grow your business and look forward to the future? 

"For us, INTERMAT is the technical accomplishment of our equipment expertise and the only privileged venue for equipment and specialised techniques. 

We are expecting to get a lot out of the show in terms of relationships and the winning convergence of technical experts, equipment professionals and manufacturers to optimise our market in the coming years.