More than 25 000 moulds produced all over the world by CBE Group

The French company can be proud of very satisfying production results for 2018 : CBE Group exceeds now 25 000 moulds manufactured by its French and Chinese teams since 1987.


Often consulted for road tunnels or railway tunnel projects, CBE Group also intervenes in more specific fields. In 2018, the company signed a contract in the United Arab Emirates for a project dedicated to storm water evacuation, the DUBAI DEEP STORM WATER tunnel. Water evacuation is also at the very heart of the double gallery realised in CHENGDU, China. This double tunnel, which allows the installation of electric cables as well, is a technical prowess. A CBE innovation indeed simplified the segment production system for this type of oval-shaped tunnel. Finally, the HINKLEY POINT power station in England gave CBE access to a nuclear project, with the creation of a cooling tunnel.

With 550 projects realised worldwide, among which 27 just for 2018, the group remains a strong leader in the creation of industrial solutions for tunnelling. Its capacity to provide custom-made projects allows the company to adapt to the needs created by mega trends, such as an increasing urban concentration, the scarcity of water resources or the consequences of global warming, all of which represent a strong influence in the design of new underground projects.

CBE’s strength also lies in its capacity to offer two distinct production sites, thus simplifying logistical issues : one is located in L’Ile-Bouchard, France and the other in Yangling, China. The company’s workforce has grown from 250 employees in 2017 to 335 in 2018. These two workshops provide the same quality of production and the same know-how. Production technicians, from France and from China, must follow quality requirements, according to the plans conceived by the Design Office in France.

Automated plants represent an important part of the industrial tunnelling solutions that CBE Group is able to provide its clients with. 210 carousels have been commissioned by the company’s supervisors, who train technicians onsite. The two Australian projects signed by CBE Group in 2018 and located in Melbourne perfectly illustrate the expertise of the company in this domain, with 2 carousels being simultaneously built in the same region. With the help of its R&D department, CBE Group has been able to offer innovative solutions to answer the needs of its clients, thus demonstrating the experience that allows the company to remain the partner of choice for great tunnelling projects worldwide.

In 2019, meet CBE Group in several international shows : at BAUMA, Munich, in April (booth C3-135), at WTC, Naples in May (booth 53) and at RETC, Chicago in June.

CBE Group, tunnelling expert, offers you tailor-made solutions for the optimization of your project. Please contact us or ask us directly for a quote.