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Fives unveils its new eco-friendly building in Marseille, France

The event took place on Friday, April 5th and was attended by Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman of Fives group, Laurent Lhardit, Deputy Mayor of Marseille in charge of conomic dynamism, employment and sustainable tourism, Marion Bareille, Mayor of the 13th and 14th districts of Marseille, Metropolitan Council Member and President of the Commission for Territories cooperation – Mediterranean of the Future, Didier Mamis, General Secretary for Regional Affairs, Jean-Luc Chauvin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aix-Marseille-Provence and Bernard Deflesselles, Vice-President of Provence Promotion.


This new building brings together all operational and support functions of two of the Group’s subsidiaries for the very 1st time: Fives Pillard and Fives North American Combustion France, two worldwide leaders in industrial combustion for the cement, minerals, energy, steel, aluminum and glass industries. 

Designed to limit the environmental footprint, it was built with sustainable and recycled materials and is equipped with solar panel, charging stations and beehives on the roof.

The exterior is solely made of local plants with low-water needs, one of the priorities of the region.

Quality of life at work was another key factor regarding the layout of the building which includes light-filled and spacious offices, sit-stand desks, a break room, a relaxation room and a fully equipped terrace.

An historical player of the Marseille territory

The construction of this new building marks a new milestone in Fives’ history, who has been in Marseille for over 100 years.

This regional organization enables the Group to be as close as possible to its markets, thanks to its in-depth knowledge of local particularities and to create an innovation dynamic with players from the territory.

“Located in the center of the scientific technopole of Château Gombert, this location will enable Fives, who is at the heart of its customers solutions for decarbonization, to form tight working and research relationships with the surrounding universities and schools” said Frédéric Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman of Fives group.

A strong commitment from the Group which received the certification label  “Invest in Provence” awarded by Provence Promotion and its partners to companies located in the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan area and demonstrating an openness to the world, diversification and dedicated to their employees’ wellbeing. 

Key figures:

  • 150 employees
  • 2,555m² of offices
  • 900m² of workshop
  • 7,523m² of land