Hennessy inaugurates new Pont Neuf bottling and logistics facility

Following two years of work, Hennessy inaugurated its new Pont Neuf cognac bottling and logistics site on October 18 during a ceremony attended by Bernard Arnault. Built to state-of-the-art green building standards, Pont Neuf is a concentrate of technology serving artisanal tradition, enabling the cognac maker to achieve its objective of eight million cases sold and shipped annually. The site also provides employees, who played an active role in the design, with an exemplary working environment.

Conceived in 2015, the year that marked the 250th anniversary of the Maison, the Pont Neuf facility was unveiled today by Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, who was joined in Cognac by Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy, and Bernard Peillon, President of Hennessy.

Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, said: “This latest investment reflects the long-term vision that guides Hennessy and the entire LVMH Group. By making long-term investments in artisanal savoir-faire and in the appeal of our products around the world, we enable our Maisons to grow and develop employment in France, in the regions where they were founded. This virtuous circle both enhances France’s international attractiveness and supports local economic development, a strategy we intend to pursue.”

A concentrate of environmental performance, innovation and cutting-edge technology, Pont Neuf is a strategic investment at the service of artisanal tradition. The new facility’s two-fold objective is to boost production capacity to accompany Hennessy’s growth – in conjunction with the Vignerie site just a few kilometers away – and to secure production and logistics flows. It will allow Hennessy to increase output to some eight million cases sold and shipped annually by 2018.  With a presence in 130 countries, Hennessy exports more than 99% of its production and holds a unique position in the global wines and spirits industry, a stature that will be further reinforced by the new Pont Neuf facility.

The 30-hectare (74 acres) worksite met all the stringent requirements set by Certivea, earning it HQE high environmental quality certification. The facility is seamlessly integrated in the landscape and provides a superb, innovative working environment for staff thanks to the choice of materials, acoustic insulation, air quality, natural daylight, ergonomics and building safety.


Hennessy new Pont Neuf Bottling & Logistics facility