Why was Cap Ingelec originally chosen?
When I arrived at the airport in 2001, Cap Ingelec was already a service provider. My predecessor had explained to me that the choice of Cap Ingelec as a service provider had been based primarily on its technicality in the electrical field and notably its expertise in high current. The Civil Aviation had also already called upon them for studies relating to high voltage. Identified and known in this domain, Cap Ingelec also made available its experience on other high level airports.
How did this collaboration evolve?
Cap Ingelec developed with the creation of several agencies, including that of Lyon in 2005. We have gained access to new skills, our collaboration has been extended to other trades: heating, air conditioning or general contracting. This has resulted in both diversification and an increase in the volume of assignments, with the permanent objective of improving
performance of the facilities. Aéroports de Lyon has accompanied the evolution of Cap Ingelec, and vice versa. In the same way, our suppliers are aware of this, and know that Cap Ingelec masters our energy strategy as well as the constraints of
airport constraints. It is also a source of security for them to rely on experts in these sensitive electrical domains. GFC construction (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction for the South East of France) has also chosen Cap Ingelec to integrate their
grouping for the creation of the future Terminal 1. This €180 million project will be the largest since the creation of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport.
How do you explain the longevity of this partnership?
Beyond the technical expertise, the quality of the relationship between the employees is essential. My teams and those of Marc Boyer, Director of the Lyon branch, have gotten to know each other. Mutual trust and respect promote autonomy and efficiency. This continuity of the relationship perpetuates a virtuous operation. The dynamism and development of Cap Ingelec contribute to the consolidation of this partnership by offering new services, while maintaining a high level of performance in the historical trades. As far as we are concerned, Aéroports de Lyon has developed over the last few years within the technical teams a network of experts in the field whose level of requirement is very high. The objective of these experts is twofold: to have extremely reliable installations and to ensure that the requirements of maintainability and performance are taken into account in new projects. Thus, my teams and those of Cap Ingelec speak the same language, appreciate each other and maintain the dynamics of the partnership. What is more, the controlled growth of Cap Ingelec confirms our decision to rely on this solid supplier.