BATTERIE PLUS: NO CARNIVAL IN RIO, BUT A VERY PROMISING LOGISTIC TRADE FAIR
IN SAO PAULO ! (INTERMODAL 13-17 APRIL 2009)
In 2009 the French economy is promoted in Brazil, as the opposite has been done in 2008. As a result, the French
trade mission at the embassy gathered some french innovative and pro sustainable development companies involved
in the logistic market to promote their know how and products during Intermodal 09: Batterie plus was one of the
twelve selected companies.
Sao Paulo is one of the 26 states of Brazil but represents by itself more than 45 % of the GDP. The logistic activity
is tremendous, major international companies are developing their business there and despite the world crisis the
nation growth is keeping a pace of 2 to 5 %.
The traction battery global park is amazing and no solution has been brought so far in terms of waste and battery
recycling management. Batteries plus process raised the deep interest of 15 local companies.
Two of them are coming to our head quarter in Avignon in May and more are coming later on. We are facing a
promising market meeting new maintenance, cost and environment requirements in the country. We believe that
pretty soon a distributor and a few regeneration centres shall be implemented in Sao Paulo.
Thanks a lot to the french economic mission staff who manage to make this batterie plus introduction to the
brasilian market a positive first step in.