The strength of a network
The Colas research network is a genuine reflection of the Group's decentralized organization. With locations on five continents, the Group’s technical teams remain close to their customers, while benefiting from permanent contact with their peers in other subsidiaries as well as with the Campus for Science and Techniques in Magny-les-Hameaux near Paris.
Within the French companies and the Group’s international units, there are over 50 regional quality control laboratories in the network. Some 2,000 research experts, engineers and technicians, including one hundred employees at the CST, are involved on a daily basis in the design, application and monitoring of Colas products and techniques.
New products stem not only from studies and tests conducted by laboratories, but also from the numerous exchanges, both vertical and cross-divisional within the Group, among researchers, industrial sites and teams to perform projects worldwide. Innovations at Colas are rolled out on five continents and adapted to fit with specific local regulations, weather and traffic.