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EQUANS, your health partner.

On Thursday 7 April, we celebrate World Health Day, with the slogan: "our planet, our health".
EQUANS, your health partner.

Two years ago, the global epidemic of Covid suddenly put health at the heart of our societies' concerns.

The development of vaccines, the strength of health systems, the link between environmental degradation and the emergence of new viruses, and the inequality of populations in terms of health care have all had major resonance in recent months. The Covid epidemic has also highlighted the issue of national autonomy, whether in terms of access to medicines or to enable our pharmaceutical industry to rapidly deploy industrial production of vaccines.

In this context of strong transition, EQUANS is proving to be a reliable partner for laboratories and health industry, to help them build clean rooms, install very cold tanks, but also to ensure the fire protection of sites, provide ultra-reliable air treatment, or optimize the predictive maintenance of sites through digital solutions. In biotechnology, in particular, the know-how of Pierre Guerin, a subsidiary of EQUANS, has earned it an international reputation.

The company designs and manufactures stainless steel tanks and automated production lines for the biopharmaceutical industries, more specifically fermenters for microbial cultures and bioreactors for cell cultures. This includes the production of blood derivatives, hormones, diagnostic products, monoclonal antibodies and microbial and viral vaccines for human and veterinary use.

In addition to fermenters and bioreactors, Pierre Guerin supplies its customers with stainless steel process vessels equipped with innovative mixing and agitation components, cleaning-in-place stations and control systems. Most of the solutions are tailor-made.



At Pierre Guerin, an increase in demand over the past two years has been noticed, driven by the growing activity of biopharmaceutical laboratories but also of Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), companies that produce under contract for the big names in the pharmaceutical industry.

In South Korea, for example, Pierre Guerin signed a contract in 2020 with Samsung Biologics, a major CMO and long-time customer, for the fourth building of its gigantic vaccine production site, near Seoul (production capacity: 256,000 liters). Pierre Guerin will build all the bioreactors on the site.

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Accelerate the transformation of your production sites thanks to 5G with Equans

The deployment of the latest mobile technology will accelerate the transition to Industry 4.0. It offers an alternative to current 4G LTE or Wi-Fi, with interesting prospects in terms of bandwidth, latency, and service quality, and therefore new possibilities for use. 5G will thus facilitate and accelerate the potential of real-time man-to-machine/machine-to-machine communication, robotics, connected sensors, digital models and digital twins, IoT (Internet of Things) and telecontrol as well as hypervision. Combined, these processes create a promising prospect: the smart factory based on a network of interconnected sensors that allows for automated and optimised control of a robotic production line. Factory 4.0 will not only be more efficient. Its greater connectivity will allow for optimisation of energy consumption and flow management, and therefore its overall environmental impact. What's more, a 5G network inherently consumes much less power than older technology: up to 90% less than 4G, according to operators. Taking advantage of these benefits now means building a private 5G network on site. France’s Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority Arcep has authorised the testing of several 5G networks, and major industrial groups such as Arcelor Mittal have initiated experimental projects ("5G Steel"). As an integrator of Industry 4.0 solutions, Equans Digital can support future industrial sites with this new connectivity. Equans has solid expertise in telecoms equipment for companies and infrastructure: the group is a leader in Europe in the link between the physical, electrical and digital layers. As an "agnostic" solution integrator, Equans Digital can suggest relevant use cases exploiting new connectivity models via 5G thanks to its in-depth knowledge of industrial processes. With this in mind, the organisation is preparing to upgrade its Industry 4.0 Lab in Montargis (France) to include 5G. Equans is part of the Bouygues Group, which also has operator capacity through Bouygues Telecom, a key 5G player in France, with which Equans could combine forces. 

International Women's Day

Jérôme Stubler met with three female managers, Emmanuelle Brisemur, CEO Equans Transport (Equans France), Solène Cosnefroy, Urban Transport Activity Director (Equans France), and Lucie Montagne, Project Manager. The aim was to affirm the Group's ambition to promote gender diversity, to increase the attractiveness of our businesses and the number of women managers in the company, to understand their career paths and to learn from their views on issues such as the benefits of gender diversity, the broadening of profiles, the professional/personal balance, the importance of role models and sexist behavior.

Press release: Equans appoints its Executive Committee

Following the completion of the acquisition of Equans by the Bouygues Group on October 4, and the transfer of the Bouygues Energies & Services and Kraftanlagen subsidiaries to Equans by Bouygues Construction, Jérôme Stubler, Chairman of Equans, announces the appointment of the new Group Executive Committee, effective February 1, 2023. Bruno Charrade, in charge of the Americas (USA, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru).Mark Dirckx, CEO of Equans Belgium and Luxembourg. Richard Dujardin, in charge of Switzerland and the Netherlands.Ana Giros, in charge of Strategy, Development and CSR as well as activities in Australia and New Zealand and Executive President of Equans Belgium.Pierre Hardouin, CEO of Equans France.Olivier Hérout, in charge of Human Resources and Health & Safety.Etienne Jacolin, in charge of Finance, Legal and Information Systems.Thomas Jung, in charge of Operational Excellence, Innovation and Purchasing.Florence Lépany-Duval, in charge of Communications.Jean-Philippe Loiseau, CEO of Equans UK and Ireland.Dominique Néel, in charge of the Smart Buildings Division and the activities of Bouygues Energies & Services France.Stéphane Stoll, in charge of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania and Croatia) and the Data Centres and Energy BU of Bouygues Energies & Services.