GEODIS strengthens its automatization offering
Antoine Pretin joins GEODIS as Vice President Engineering Group. He will oversee the growth in automatizing GEODIS’ service offerings to its customers.
Antoine Pretin, 38, engineer, began his career in 2007 as a project manager at Sidel Cermex, first in Dijon, then in Atlanta, USA. After a few years at Fives Intralogistics, he joined Actemium Logistics, a VINCI Group company specializing in automated intralogistics solutions, in 2014, where he was head of the distribution business.
"Faced with the acceleration of e-commerce and new consumer demands, the automatization of logistics warehouses is an essential response to handle growing flows in an ever-shorter timeframe. With his experience, Antoine will contribute to an open and constructive dialogue between the GEODIS teams and the various players in the field of automatization, to serve the needs of our customers around the world," explains Philippe de Carné, Executive Vice President Business Development, Innovation & Business Excellence.
"The arrival of increasingly autonomous intelligent robots and a constant search for competitiveness are paving the way for increased automatization. Such solutions provide great leverage to improve performance and assist in order preparation in e-commerce warehouses, reducing repetitive tasks, but also gaining quality and reactivity. I am delighted to have joined GEODIS, a world leader in supply chain management, to support this development. The mobilization of all the existing skills within the Group and the team I am building will be a great support for our customers," says Antoine Pretin.
GEODIS has around fifty automated sites worldwide.