Founded in 1822, the Bolloré Group is one of the 500 largest companies in the world. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, the majority interest of the Group's stock is still controlled by the Bolloré family. The stable majority control of its capital allows the Group to develop a long-term investment policy and a diversification strategy based on innovation and on international development. This strategy has enabled Blue Solutions to invest more than 3 billion euros in its unique battery technology. Blue Solutions still has a staff of more than 300 scientists, engineers and technicians involved in its R&D department.
The R&D effort of Blue Solutions is in line with the corporate social responsibility policy of the Bolloré Group. The Bolloré Group attaches great importance to the reduction of the environmental impact of its activities and to the development of clean forms of electricity production to increase access to electricity around the world.
Blue Solutions deploys and operates flexible drop-off car sharing solutions that are integrated and based on fully-electric vehicles. The success of the car sharing model “Autolib’” in the Paris region is being rolled out internationally to other cities. Blue Solutions also provides urban and suburban areas with clean public transport solutions.
Simultaneously, Blue Solutions develops a line of energy storage solutions from a few kWh to several MWh of stored energy, intended for a variety of end users: electric network companies and electricity consumers. These solutions are as relevant for the large renewable power plants connected to the grid as they are for the electrification needs of isolated areas. Several facilities of this type are in place, including the Bluezones deployed by the Group in Africa.
These successes, which offer city dwellers environment-friendly electric transport, or which promote the use of renewable energies including in developing countries, are responses to the challenges of sustainable development and climate change.