Unlike units of Roche-Bois, these spaces have been designed specifically for the needs of SMEs. Infrastructure can accommodate trucks to transport goods. Each room has a mezzanine where the contractor can install his office.
" It is no longer acceptable that industrial operations be undertaken in residential areas. This blocks the development of enterprises. Often, the contractor has no space to store its equipment, "says Amar Deerpalsing, President Federation of SMEs. Difficulties are also administrative, including permit obtaining.
The aim, in the long run is to gather on the same site, SMEs in a given area. " If someone makes mattress, his neighbour might be a manufacturer of wrought iron, for example. Thus, wholesalers come to have a place for everything , "said Jim Seetaram, Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs. This would allow operators to benefit from economies of scale and result in an efficiency gain.