General Presentation

Logistics in Wallonia is the Innovation cluster set up to help in developing the transport and logistics sector in Wallonia, and dedicated to promoting it beyond its borders, by coordinating all the sector’s activities, defining a common strategy, and optimising human and technological resources.

WHO ARE WE FOR ?

Logistics in Wallonia is designed for all those who are active in the areas of transport, logistics and mobility :

  • Transport and logistics companies 
  • Suppliers of equipment and technological solutions 
  • Industries and companies (all sectors combined, including the public sector)
  • Those engaged in teaching and training 
  • Those involved in Research  

The cluster is not linked to any one industry. Logistics, in its broadest sense, exists within the realm of every company (be it small, medium, or large) also forming part of any sector of activity likely to involve transport or logistics operations.

In fact, whatever the sector (be it the food industry, the car industry, construction, retail and  commerce, public services, the manufacturing industry, waste management, the hospitality industry, health, etc..), transport, logistics and mobility are activities that are found across all enterprises.

The cluster has over 350 members from a wide range of different sectors. 

You can find out more about them here 

OUR STRATEGY

The « Transport, Logistics and Mobility » Innovation Cluster, under the impetus of the Minister of the Economy, aims to contribute to the establishment and implementation of a « Sustainable Logistics and Mobility 2030 » strategy.

Reducing the impact on the environment, while at the same time optimising the economic performance of transport and logistics, is what constitutes the driving force behind all our activities.

Wallonia aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% in 2030 compared to1990, for all sectors of activity. For the Transport & Logistics sectors alone, this would  represent a saving of around 2 million tonnes!

To meet this ambitious challenge, Logistics in Wallonia assists companies within the sector with a number of innovative projects. The aim is to help them bring about the  necessary transformations that will enable them to address new  socioeconomic, organisational, and environmental challenges.

The cluster also offers a Lean & Green programme designed for companies that wish to reduce CO² emissions linked to their transport and logistics activities, while at the same time improving their economic performance.

The urgent need to reduce CO² emissions requires that all those who are actively involved in logistics and transport take a path towards greener mobility. It is estimated that a 7% transfer away from road transport would result in a considerable reduction in the environmental footprint. Logistics in Wallonia, through its Multimodal Wallonia programme, also supports those companies looking for an alternative to road transport (rail, water, or soft mobility).

In addition, the Action Plan linked to Wallonia’s strategy highlights the importance for companies to act on their supply chains. By carrying out diagnostics, companies will be better able to tackle the challenge of achieving a digital and sustainable supply chain.

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The board of directors

Our board of directors is made up of the following individuals :

President

  • Sophie Houtmeyers (Skechers EDC)

Chief Executive Officer

  • Bernard Piette (Logistics in Wallonia)

Vice-President

  • Sabine Limbourg (HEC-ULg, representing Ulg)

Members

  • Jean-Marie Becker
  • Ludo Langen (DSV Solutions)
  • Cédric Capelle (Garsou Angenot)
  • Philippe Chevalier (UCL)
  • Tony François (H. Essers Distribution & Logistique)
  • Diane Govaerts (Ziegler Group)
  • Joël Hancq (UMons)
  • Damien Hubaux (CETIC)
  • Jean-Marie Jacquet (UNamur)
  • Anabelle Kinet (Cat2lion)
  • Philippe Laboulle (NRB)
  • Jean Muls (FedEx)
  • Alassane Ndiaye (ULB)
  • Michel Rousseau (Alstom)
  • Jean-Jacques Six (Euroterminal)
  • Olivier Stevens (Renory)
  • Joost Uwents (WDP)

Observers

  • Sylviane Bilgischer (Member of the cabinet of Minister Borsus)

  • Christian Wauthier (AWEX)

  • Jamal Tahiri (SPW - DG06)

The team

The Logistics in Wallonia team consists of 14 individuals .