One week after moving to its new registered office, Groupe ADP inaugurated the premises on Monday 20 March in the presence of the French President, François Hollande.
The foundation stone of the new Groupe ADP headquarters was laid in July 2015 and François Hollande came to inaugurate the new building officially on Monday.
It gave him the opportunity to reiterate the government’s support for the CDG Express project.
“We are convinced that these new facilities at the heart of Paris-Charles de Gaulle will contribute significantly to our success,” said Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Groupe ADP, who welcomed François Hollande and France’s Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidalies to the new company headquarters in Tremblay-en-France.
The Head of State highlighted the importance of the Group’s project: “By inaugurating these headquarters, France is reaffirming its commitment to being an open nation and its desire to remain attractive”. He added, “You made a strategic and ambitious decision in moving closer to your customers”.
CDG EXPRESS MAKES A DECISIVE STEP FORWARD
“The CDG Express will link the airport to the Gare de l’Est in just 20 minutes, with trains running every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight”, said the President, adding that this connection has now truly become a reality since the French parliament adopted the law. He also communicated the approval expressed by STIF (supervising transport authority for the Île-de-France) and the European Commission. The building works are due to begin this year, with a budget currently estimated at 1.4 billion euros, funded in part by Groupe ADP and SNCF Réseau.