Bollore Logistics to manage supply chain for Burger King in Ivory Coast
January 12, 2018: American fast food chain, Burger King, has entrusted Bolloré Logistics to manage the suply chain of all its restaurants in Ivory Coast. This move will enable Burger King to optimise the supply to its new restaurants in the region.
Burger King launched its first restaurant in Marcory in the city of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast in 2015. Since then, five other restaurants have been opened in Abidjan, located at the Airport and in the districts of Plateau, Cocody, Marcory Playce Shopping Center, and in Riviera Plameraie Playce Shopping Center.
Bollore Logistics will handle door-to-door logistics service for Burger King which consists of the management of the pre-carriage, the transport of a hundred refrigerated TEUs from Europe to the port of Abidjan, the transit operations, the customs clearance and final delivery on-site.
Anticipating higher demand from the catering market, Bollore Logistics teams in Ivory Coast had made necessary investments. Thus, a specialised cold warehouse was built to store frozen food from the American fast-food chain at a temperature of -20°C. In addition, the delivery in the six restaurants is carried out by Bolloré Logistics in a two-temperature refrigerated truck (-20°C / +4°C) which is fitted with GPS.
All operations are carried out in accordance with the international requirements for hygiene and food safety (GFSI, HACCP).
On August 5, 2017, a Burger King audit certified the ability of our logistics chain to successfully deliver the chain's products, which guarantees the sustainability of our collaboration.
Louis Gascoin, Burger King's Manager in Ivory Coast, said, "We are satisfied with the services provided by Bolloré Logistics since the beginning of our collaboration and we are looking forward to moving to the final infrastructure planned near the airport. Bolloré Logistics' teams in Ivory Coast and Burger King piloted the project in perfect coordination and both ensure its execution today."
Through this achievement, Bolloré Logistics is expanding its offer of advanced logistics solutions in the consumer goods sector, thus supporting the growth and structuring of this market in Ivory Coast.