Research & Development

The strength of a network

The Colas research network reflects the Group’s decentralized organization. The technical teams are spread over the five continents close to their clients and are in permanent contact with the Scientific and Technical Campus (CST) at Magny-les-Hameaux. Our new products are not only the result of laboratory studies and tests but also of a large number of vertical and transverse exchanges within the Group, between researchers, industrial plants and teams working at construction sites all over the world.

The innovations of the Colas Group are implemented on roads all over the world, and take account of specific local conditions as regards regulations, climate or traffic.

In addition to the Scientific and Technical Campus, the network including more than 50 regional quality control laboratories in the company’s French and foreign subsidiaries. More than 1,900 researchers, engineers and technicians, including approximately 80 permanent staff at the CST are involved on a daily basis in designing, implementing and monitoring the Colas Group’s products and techniques.

Our Technical Network in Asia: an International Collaboration with Local Solutions

Colas Asia own 35 laboratories all over Asia and Australia. This exceptional technical network has been established in order to share knowledge, feed backs and ideas about the different products and techniques applied by our different companies in this area..

The Innovation in Indonesia: a priority for WASCO

Supported by a strong team of Engineers and Technicians, WASCO strives for technology and innovative solutions. Our Central Laboratory, located nearby Jakarta, can perform all the tests and lead technical studies for your road projects. Beside this, the daily quality control for our different projects and industrial facilities are performed by our technical teams on site.