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PARIS: July 02, 2018. Alibaba Group and the Bolloré Group have agreed to partner in the areas of cloud services, digital transformation, clean energy and mobility, and logistics.

Subsidiaries Alibaba Cloud, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Bolloré Logistics and Blue Solutions are to collaborate on related projects while also sharing expertise on their respective markets. For Bolloré, this includes Europe and Africa.

BlueCar LA electricCainiao Smart Logistics Network and Bolloré will seek ways to cooperate in their respective hubs and networks in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe through sharing best practices and developing joint software and data management solutions.

“We are delighted to have concluded this comprehensive partnership agreement with a leading international company such as Alibaba Group,” said Cyrille Bolloré, vice chairman and managing director of Bolloré Group. “We are looking forward to working with them and their subsidiaries to develop business in our respective markets and join forces in other parts of the world.”

Alibaba Cloud said it would support the French company’s businesses covering transportation and logistics, plastics and paper, media and advertising, as well as electricity storage and electric vehicles (pictured), and draw on Bolloré’s industry knowledge to “create a joint value proposition” for customers.

This would include partnering with Bolloré’s battery-making division Blue Solutions on ways to apply navigation and autonomous driving to electric cars and buses and research ways to leverage its electricity-storage capabilities for clean-energy solutions at Alibaba’s data centers in China.

“As a global technology company, digital transformation and innovation in all fields are fundamental drivers of Alibaba’s mission of making it easy to do business anywhere, with the ultimate goal of better serving our consumers and stakeholders worldwide, today and tomorrow,” commented Alibaba Group general manager in Europe Terry von Bibra.

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