FRANCE: Engie, the French multinational electric utility company, has created Engie Solutions to bring together the group’s B2B service activities under a single brand in France.
Engie Réseaux, Engie Cofely, Engie Ineo, Engie Axima and Endel will operate over three business units – Cities & Communities, Industries and Services & Proximity – managed by Engie’s executive vice president, Wilfrid Petrie.
“Companies and local authorities all over the world are now attaching strategic importance to issues to do with energy and their carbon footprint. ENGIE Solutions meets these new requirements with a pallet of expertise that is unique on the market and an organisational structure focused on clients’ needs,” said Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher. Engie Solutions will help us speed up the group’s growth in France.”
Engie Solutions operates in more than 900 locations across France and boasts a pallet of solutions covering many different areas: HVAC engineering, industrial, electrical, energy, mechanical, heating and cooling networks.
Wilfrid Petrie added: “What we are offering today is completely new on the market: a one-stop solution covering multiple areas of expertise, the combination of all our skills – we are a leader in heating and cooling networks, the cold chain, electrifying public transport networks, video protection, etc – and turnkey solutions, with a commitment to achieving results. Optimising energies and resources, greening energies and reinventing living and working environments will be the key to enabling our customers to make a successful zero-carbon transition.”
Yann Rolland has been appointed MD of Engie Solutions’ Cities & Communities business unit. With more than 25 years’ experience in managing services and projects with local authorities – particularly in the field of the environment – Rolland had been managing Engie Ineo since 2015.
Pierre Hardouin has been appointed MD of the Industries business unit. Appointed in 2018 as MD of Axima, he previously spent more than 25 years with Otis.
Olivier Jacquier, previously CEO of Engie Italy and Greece and a member of the executive committee of the Engie Europe Business Unit (Necst) since October 2015, becomes MD of the Services & Proximity business.