Investment year
2022
Lead team
C. Weinberg
A. Wathier
T. Hélias
  • Expertise
    Impact
  • Fund
    WCP IMPACT DEV#1
  • Status
    In portfolio
  • Geographical area
    France
  • Business sector
    Eco-industry

Company overview

Founded in 2011 by Laurent Laye, who has since been joined by his three children, the group offers its construction industry customers alternative materials to build responsibly and sustainably through three complementary activities: reception and recovery of materials resulting from deconstruction (roadworks and earthworks, mostly inert and polluted soil) with Eco Valorisation; production and sales of conventional and low-carbon ready-mixed concrete with Eco Béton; and production and sales of recycled concrete blocks designed for modular and quick construction with Eco Bloc.

The group has around 85 employees divided between a site in the port of Gennevilliers on the Seine near Paris, a site in Nogent-le-Phaye near Chartres and a mobile site.

It aims to open a second site in Gennevilliers in order to raise its capacity to treat and extract raw materials from polluted soil, thus reducing the volumes of waste sent to landfill, with the recovered aggregates to be used by Eco Béton to produce low-carbon concrete.

Key   figures

“After having founded Eco Valorisation, followed by its development with the assistance of my three children, Weinberg Capital Partners is partnering with us for the second phase of our development, which includes the creation of an additional site in Gennevilliers, in collaboration with Ademe, the Île-de-France region, the national “Industrie du Futur” programme and Haropa, to further expand our activities in the recovery of materials from construction site waste to give them a second life. We estimate that this site will result in annual savings of approximately 300,000 tonnes of natural materials and 27,000 truck journeys, together equivalent to the avoidance of 6,200 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.”
Laurent Laye – Founder, Chairman and CEO of Eco Valorisation

Making a difference

The decarbonization of the building sector is key to meeting goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. With the opening of its second site in Gennevilliers, Eco Valorisation is offering a solution to address the sector’s challenges by increasing the proportion of low-carbon concrete used and by raising its own capacity to receive and recover materials from construction site waste near Paris, in order to meet the targets laid down by the recent French law on the energy transition for green growth.