Research & development in Colas
Research and Development help to support and embed our culture
of innovation and continuous improvement. Development of our
products and services are achieved through the improvement to our
existing products and application techniques and through the design
and creation of new products and services
Research and Development is completed through various unique
teams, including our own in house Technical Department, our
Products Department, our Value Management Team and through the
International Colas Groups' leading, private research centre.
The Colas Campus for Science and Techniques
The Colas Groups campus is a state of art research facility
which provides research and technical development for Colas group
The campus based in Magny-les-Hameaux, near the outskirts
ofParis, was formed in 2000 and is designed to encourage exchange,
creativity and to optimise our existing products and techniques, in
addition to the development of new products and techniques.
Innovation and sustainability are key and through the creation
and investment of these new products and techniques, Colas can
continue to install and maintain transport infrastructure that
stays in line with our clients' sustainability targets and
The campus currently employees a workforce of over 80 engineers,
technicians, physicists and chemists, the technical global network
includes 2000 engineers and technicians.
Investment is vital in order to secure technical advancements
and innovations, in 2010, the group invested up to €70m into
Research and Development.
To date the Colas SA has developed a portfolio of 130 patents.
The documentation centre provides regular updates on all
developments and achievements. These updates are shared
internationally ensuring the ethos of sharing and exchange is
continued throughout the products journey of development.