Toulouse-based Mimbus joins forces with Daher to train logistics in virtual reality

“Our ambition is to develop the logistics metaverse”, explains Laurent Da Dalto, president and founder of the company Toulouse Mimbus (22 employees, 3 million euros turnover achieved in 2022). The project will be realized in partnership with Daher, as part of an R&D program supported by the Occitanie Region. This is one of the illustrations of the dynamics ofopen innovation carried out by the Daher group (€1.5 billion in turnover), an aircraft manufacturer, aeronautical equipment manufacturer and logistics provider, through its shared innovation platform Log’In.

Organized in one of its logistics centers, in Cornebarrieu in the nearby conurbation of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) and inaugurated in the autumn of 2022, this new technocenter dedicated to the logistics of the future organized on Tuesday, January 17, in partnership with La Mêlée, a player in the acceleration of digital in Occitanie, the first edition of CLIR (Convergence of Innovative & Responsible Logistics), a day about the issues and challenges of the logistics of the future. The opportunity for meetings and exchanges between large companies from all walks of life, including AirbusLiebherr, Talesbut also Cross RoadsCdiscount or BricoMarché, and technology providers (SMEs and startups).

Virtual immersion course for new employees

Specializing in the development of digital tools for remote professional training and simulation, the company Mimbus, established in 2011, is particularly interested in teaching manual trading through immersive technologies (augmented reality, virtual reality, etc.). ..).

“We have contributed to revolutionizing vocational training for industrial occupations, thanks to the development of a new generation of simulators, combining virtual reality, motion capture and virtual learning.”, explains Laurent Da Dalto. The Toulouse company already offers customized solutions for more than twenty trades in the industry (welding, painting, carpentry, electricity, maintenance, etc.).

The partnership with Daher must be divided into several parts. The first step is to develop an immersive virtual reality solution dedicated to the onboarding course for new employees.

Train versatile logistics agents

The manufacturer is also banking on the “metaverse” to raise awareness among youth and job seekers about logistics jobs. “A safer and more fun method which will allow the logistics warehouse to be brought directly to secondary schools, training centers, recruitment agencies and why not Pole Emploi agencies”points out Damien Roybon, head of the Log’in innovation program at Daher.

The project goes beyond Daher’s expectations to meet the needs identified by the entire logistics sector. The objective of the two partners is also to propose a new pedagogical approach to train versatile logistics agents. The first operation should be performed in 2024 on a group of about forty students. “We want to attract new profiles in logistics professions”insists Damien Roybon.

A new business card for Mimbus, in full swing. After several years of R&D and development of demonstrators and pilot sites, the Toulouse-based company is scaling up deployments on a larger scale, both in France and internationally. By 2025, the company aims to pass the milestone of 10 million euros turnover and expects to double its workforce.

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