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Bulk logistics

IDEA supports the growth of its industrial customers by offering a wide range of logistics and bulk transport solutions tailored to their needs, guaranteeing product integrity and procurement security.

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These in-situ or outside solutions include the coordination and management of bulk goods flows for different business sectors such as animal feed, human agri-food, fertilisers, minerals, chemicals etc. 

Bulk logistics by the IDEA Group

IDEA has dedicated sites, 3 of which connected to the railway, with handling equipment suitable for bulk goods, own light rail motor tractors and freight car unloading equipment. These infrastructures and equipment allow the handling of 2,000,000 tonnes of bulk goods per year. 

With legacy know-how in the bulk agri-food supply-chain, IDEA is the co-founder of independent import and export terminals: agri-food bulk import warehouse (TMV), leading French independent peat terminal (Eurotourbes) and cereal silo. Its expertise is based on real partnerships with its customers, such as Cargill, Axéréal, Cecab, Bunge and Dreyfus.

Customer case: Cargill, a legacy partner

For more than 20 years, IDEA has been involved in co-managing and scheduling Cargill flows:

  • Import trade in bulk products intended for animal feed
  • Montoir-de-Bretagne rapeseed crushing plant
  • Saint-Nazaire sunflower seed crushing plant

Management of IDEA bulk storage sites

IDEA owns 4 bulk operations sites located between Saint-Nazaire and Montoir-de-Bretagne. Positioned near port terminals, at the intersection of bulk agri-food logistics flows, these sites are specifically designed for the handling and storage of cereals, meal, soybean, rapeseed, sunflower, fertilisers and oilseeds, mainly in bulk.

  • Saint-Nazaire port silo - Capacity 60,000 T - Export dockside site
  • Gron site in Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 15,000 T - Approved organic site
  • La Barillais site in Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 40,000 T - Multi-product SEVESO site
  • TMV site at the port of Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 75,000 T - Import dockside site

Watch the video of the Saint-Nazaire port silo and the La Barillais operating site.

 

Gestion de sites dédiés

Certifications dedicated to the bulk activity

For all its bulk logistics activities, IDEA holds ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, CSA/GTP, and ECOCERT – Organic Agriculture certifications and is approved for the application of phytosanitary products.

For all its bulk logistics activities, IDEA holds ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, CSA/GTP, ECOCERT - Organic Agriculture certifications and is approved for the application of phytosanitary products.

Focus on bulk agri-food logistics for the organic sector

  • IDEA has two organic-certified storage hubs where specific procedures are implemented.
  • Import quarantine procedures and delivery to the customer after release analysis
  • Leading logistics specialist in organic animal feed
  • Manage risks tied to contamination of bulk organic raw materials
  • Guarantee raw materials are 100% organic

  

Yves Marie ROUE


“Through our diversification, we were the first storage company to participate in and develop the organic sector at Montoir. We were able to provide comprehensive service ensuring traceability and non-cross-contamination with other conventional products."

Yves-Marie ROUE, Director, Bulk Agri-food

 

Management and coordination of bulk logistics flows

While ensuring the traceability of your bulk products, IDEA optimises bulk agri-food logistics flows for all its customers through careful coordination and management. 

Logistics: project engineering

Our engineers and bulk specialists develop open-ended, custom solutions tailored to your needs. These solutions can be incorporated into a comprehensive logistics offer.

Project engineering allows the proposal of customised solutions that aim to incorporate your requirements, optimise processes, rationalise costs, ensure the reliable and reactive management of flows and develop innovative logistics solutions.

Road, maritime and rail bulk handling and transport

The IDEA teams receive products arriving by ship, truck and train. IDEA also handles road transport and road and rail handling on its own operating sites and the operating sites of its customers. IDEA can offer different types of complementary services such as batch segregation, Big Bag packaging and container stuffing.

IDEA offers different services relating to the management of railway terminals such as the approach, inspection and handling of freight cars on dedicated sites.

IDEA also has expertise in maritime customs transit that it implements for legacy customer, Cargill. 

Affrètement et manutention ferroviaire

Stock management & storage in silos

IDEA provides bulk storage spaces and can handle the management of your inventory. IDEA guarantees the preservation of your products by selecting the most appropriate storage or staging resources such as the use of a flat-bottomed silo, outdoor yard or vertical silo.

Silos de stockage

Follow-up and management of factory supplies

IDEA co-coordinates the supply of your factories in bulk raw materials and performs supply operations: off-site and on-site storage, bulk transport, supply of production lines, coordination, etc. IDEA can for example charter road transport for you.

Customised services

IDEA adapts to the specific needs of its customers by offering them custom solutions. We can propose the transformation of your goods with cleaning or drying and bringing up to standard.

 

 

 

 

IDEA is the co-creator of independent import and export terminals: agri-food bulk import store (TMV), first independent French peat turf terminal (Eurotourbes) and cereal silo.

IDEA has legacy know-how in the bulk agri-food supply chain. Its expertise is based on real partnerships with its customers, such as Cargill, Axéréal, Cecab, Bunge and Dreyfus.

Certifications dedicated to the bulk activity

For all its bulk logistics activities, IDEA is certified ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, GTP, Organic Agriculture and is certified for the application of plant protective products.

BULK LOGISTICS PROJECT ENGINEERING 

Engineers and business managers specialised in bulk develop scalable solutions tailored to customer needs. These solutions can be incorporated into a comprehensive logistics offer.
Project engineering makes it possible to offer customised solutions aimed at incorporating customer requirements, optimising processes, rationalising costs, ensuring reliable and responsive flow management, and developing innovative logistics solutions.

The IDEA offering

IDEA supports the development of its industrial customers by offering them services adapted to the specificities of their activities.
In consultation with each customer, IDEA defines the organisation to be set up to meet the challenges of manufacturers

  • Needs analysis
  • Definition of bulk logistics services and their scope
  • Proposal of organisations
  • Dedicated investments
  • Implementation of resources: trained and competent staff, appropriate equipment
  • Control and monitoring of the service
  • Improvement plans

IDEA operates both on location in its customers' premises and at its own operating sites.

For bulk logistics services in the customer's premises, IDEA teams are responsible for the services they provide under the customer's authority, in compliance with its internal regulations and prevention plan.

OUR BULK LOGISTICS SERVICES ON OURS SITES OR ON LOCATION AT THE CUSTOMERS’

  • Receiving of products arriving by ship, truck and train
  • Storage and conservation of products (flat silo, outdoor yard and vertical silo)
  • Transformation of the goods (cleaning, drying)
  • Dispatch of the products by ship and truck

Cargill, a legacy partner

For more than 20 years, IDEA has been involved in co-managing and scheduling Cargill flows:

  • import trade in bulk products intended for animal feed 
  • Montoir-de-Bretagne rapeseed crushing plant 
  • Saint-Nazaire sunflower seed crushing plant

MANAGEMENT OF SITES DEDICATED TO BULK PRODUCTS

IDEA has 4 operating sites dedicated to bulk activities.
Business sectors: animal feed, human food, fertilizers, minerals, chemicals, etc.

Main bulk operating sites:

  • Saint-Nazaire port silo - Capacity 60,000 T - Export dockside site
  • Gron site in Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 15,000 T - Approved organic site
  • La Barillais site in Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 40,000 T - Multi-product SEVESO site
  • TMV site at the port of Montoir-de-Bretagne - Capacity 75,000 T - Import dockside site

Located between Saint-Nazaire and Montoir-de-Bretagne, these operating sites are located near port terminals, the intersection of the agri-food bulk logistic flows.

  • Watch the video of the Saint-Nazaire port silo and the operating "La Barillais"

ROAD AND RAIL TRANSPORT

IDEA provides road transport on behalf of its customers and handles road and rail transport at its own operating sites and at its customers' operating sites.

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Bulk Logistics in figures
In numbers
2 000 000 t
handled each year
4
dedicated sites

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