28 June 2017, Villard-Bonnot, Francis Gimbert (President of Grésivaudan), Pierre Béguery (Deputy-President of Grésivaudan), Daniel Chavand (Mayor of Villard-Bonnot), Patrick Goffi (founder and managing director of GLD), and Bertrand Chabanne (founder and managing director of OpenBox) laying the cornerstone of this 24,500 m² logistics platform.
The elected representatives spoke about the importance of logistics infrastructure to the economic growth of the region.
Bertrand Chabanne commended Patrick Goffi's decision to place its trust in OpenBox, a mere 8 months after the company had been established.
Patrick Goffi spoke of his satisfaction in relation to the quality of the building and the timeframe in which it was completed. He also attested to the transparency of the "Co Design&Build" solution and the practical benefits of the collaboration between OpenBox and GLD. Goffi praised the expertise of the project team, made up of Martine Worme-Girard, Loïc Thomas and Laurent Charrier. Responding to the thanks he received from Bertrand Chabanne, he recalled how he too, thirty years previously, had received support from other individuals when setting up GLD.
In so doing, he summarised the sentiment of the day; a renewed awareness of the role of businesses in the local economy and of the importance of individual responsibility. When people place their trust in entrepreneurs, and elected representatives put in place conditions that are favourable to investment, everyone wins