Loire. He invents a concept to sell concrete by propulsion


What if buying ready-mix concrete was as easy as picking up a packet of cereal or toilet paper from the drive?

It is definitely the ambition of the engineer Polytechnique ligérien Stéphane Thomas. 'Today, for example, people who want to design their own terrace have two solutions,' the entrepreneur analyzes: 'Buy the materials in a hardware store and prepare them at home with all the dangers of transport and dosing errors. Or with tops that are relatively high Costs are delivered. '

Available quantities from 250 to 500 liters

The start-up was founded at the beginning of the year and hosted for a few weeks by the Village by CA in Saint-Etienne. It develops innovative, autonomous and mobile power plants for private individuals and small construction companies.

“Customers come to the dealer and order the required amount,” explains Stéphane Thomas. “Then you put your truck or trailer under the rotating slide to avoid splashing water and leave it with your load. The delivery quantities of 250 to 500 liters are calibrated for the trailers of individuals and craftsmen / TPE. ''

A system that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The low-noise device is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and thanks to its compact size of 12 x 6 can be installed on the outskirts.

If the idea and the concept are now well developed, the first customer now remains to be convinced. Since Stéphane Thomas and his partner Nicolas Salah (manager of the IP3 concept, cardboard pallets) do not intend to operate these systems themselves, but rather to sell the process to the operator.

“We had several discussions in early 2020 that were well advanced, but the health crisis swept everything away. We are nevertheless well advanced in the negotiations and I hope that the validation will take place quickly. ''

It now remains to convince the first customer

Stéphane Thomas states that he would like his first machine to be installed in the Loire so that it can act as a demonstrator.

After several years as an employee in the concrete mixing plant, this is not his first entrepreneurial adventure.

He founded his first company back in 2017: an autonomous concrete plant, but with a completely different business model. After a judicial liquidation, he revised the concept, innovation and model to start again more solidly.