these companies, even far from Paris, worked for the Olympic Games

these companies, even far from Paris, worked for the Olympic Games
these companies, even far from Paris, worked for the Olympic Games

Urban furniture, equipment for treating wastewater… More than twenty companies in Occitanie have won contracts as part of calls for tenders for the 2024 Olympics. Two months before the start of the competition, two of them draw up an initial assessment.

Created especially to welcome athletes from all over the world, an Olympic village has sprung up on the outskirts of Paris. A small town built in record time.

Among those who made it possible, a company from Fabrègues, a town of just over 7,000 inhabitants located a few kilometers from Montpellier in the east of Hérault.

Its mission: to develop urban furniture “innovative and inclusive”. In wood, steel or recycled concrete, Arnaud Allez, the director of Agora’s street furniture division, and his team imagined “straight modules, stepped modules to be able to be positioned at different heights, depending on usage.”

For the company, it is a 600,000 euro project, over two years, ordered especially for the games. And a significant spotlight: “It brings us notoriety, both in France and internationally, to have worked on a project of such magnitude. It makes us shine beyond borders.” The furniture has been installed since the end of February. He will stay there permanently.

With 2,800 housing units, the Olympic village is a colossal construction site. And an opportunity for this other business near Montpellier. It specializes in wastewater recycling. “The machine in the athletes’ village will be used to recycle wastewater and return drinking water to the floors of the building intended for showers and washing machines”explains Guilhem Molles, the technical director of Nereus.

The company landed a second contract. With another machine that will pump water from the sewers to irrigate the vegetation. In total, it’s a contract worth 500,000 euros for the company and a lot of motivation for its employees. “Everyone had a lot of fun working on a project like the Olympic Games due to its scale and the notoriety of the project.recognizes Guilhem Molles. And sport speaks to everyone.”

Pride and great visibility for these Occitanie companies which hope to bounce back and win other markets thanks to the Olympic Games.

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