A leading player in the wine industry, Maison Johanès Boubée, a company specialized in trading, bottling and logistics for the wine and spirits industry, has just opened its new head office in Bordeaux’s Bassins à Flots district.
A subsidiary of the Carrefour group and one of its central wine purchasing agencies, the company has received support from Invest in Bordeaux since 2015 for the relocation of its logistics and bottling site in Beychac–et–Caillau, which has led to the creation of nearly 50 jobs.
The company is now taking a step further with a new head office in Bordeaux and an expansion of the logistics site.
SEMAPHORE, a “futuristic” building in the center of the Bassins à Flot district
The head office will be housed in the Sémaphore building, in the up-and-coming Bassins à Flot district and features 2,200 m² of office space over three floors in order to accommodate 102 of the company’s 572 employees.
Designed by the Brenac and Gonzales firm with the developer ICADE, the building combines architectural aesthetics, energy performance and comfortable working conditions.
At the opening of the new head office in Bordeaux, the Managing Director of Maison Johanès Boubée, Didier Thibaud* reminded those in attendance that, “Invest in Bordeaux has played a major role in helping our company relocate to the Bordeaux area and further develop our sites here.”
New possibilities for development
Johanès Boubée’s turnover is forecast to reach €1.2 billion by 2018, meaning it will have doubled over the past six years. Its different sites offer a complete range of services for the wine industry (sourcing, bulk & bottles, bottling).
The company’s 10,000m2 bottling plant located in Beychac–et–Caillau will be expanded by 6,000m2 by the end of 2017. The site, originally opened in 2015, will be expanded to create a warehouse dedicated exclusively to its e-commerce business. Several new employees will be required as a result of the expansion.
Additionally, starting in June 2018, Beychac-et-Caillau will also extend its bottling activity to include sparkling wines (closed vats). 12 million bottles will be produced on this site.