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History

For more than 100 years, the Group has been able to combine and coordinate the skills of regional organisations with a wide range of expertise to gradually establish itself as a leading name in the transport and logistics sector. BMV's in-depth knowledge of the markets, its technological expertise and the strength of its origins are what give relevance to its know-how and its offers.

100 years of expertise

2019

Acquisition of a majority stake in Barth Logistikgruppe. This transport and logistics company has been operating in Germany for more than 70 years.

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2009

Sale of some non-core businesses following consolidated acquisitions.

2000/2009

BMV continues its development with the acquisition of specialised companies: Groupe CHARLES ANDRE de la GRENOBLOISE TDE, BLUE FOX LOGISTIQUE, RAPID’OPÉRA.

1998

Compagnie Générale d’Investissements et de Participation becomes the Holding Company that owns the subsidiaries of the BMV network.

1996

The Group’s resources are brought together under the banner of the BMV Network.

1960/94

The company steps up its expansion by acquiring a series of companies with varied and complementary areas of expertise.

1950/60

Investment in real estate and industrial facilities in Chalon, Lyon, Mâcon, Dijon and Paris.

The company becomes a rail and road consolidator.

1939/45

Mobilisation of all the company’s leaders.

1930/39

Development of road services between Paris and Lyon.

Establishment in Saône et Loire.

1928

Creation of the first road service between Paris and Dijon.

The company takes the name of VIROLLE FRERES ET COMPAGNIE.

1923

Opening of the Besançon and Dijon branches.

1902

Overnight delivery on the Lyon—Marseille railway line.

Mr BOULEGUE and Mr DUREL found the “courier forwarder” transport company.

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