Monday, 09 May 2011
Aeroplane in flight
Eurogiciel was formed in 1989 in Labege near Toulouse, South West France and today has an annual turnover of over £50 million. It offers embedded software systems and applications, IT support and project management and quality consulting services for customers in a range of industries. With more than 900 employees, the company currently has offices in France, Germany, Tunisia and the UK.
Industry: ICT, project management
Eurogiciel’s customers include Rolls Royce, Porsche, General Electric and the EADS group (Airbus, Astrium, Eurocopter). The company’s experts often work at the customer’s premises, where they improve quality, troubleshoot engineering problems and develop testing applications and embedded software. In the past, Eurogiciel has helped resolve a quality issue with a fuel injection system for Porsche, and conducted ground and on-board software validation for Astrium’s Ariane series of rockets.
“Our customers have their own engineers and developers,” says Marc Brunstein, Director General of Eurogiciel. “But, they are often too busy to take on scheduling and administration tasks.
So, we send in our project managers, and they take over the day-to-day running of a project, freeing the engineers up to do the work they are trained to do.”
Settling down and growing
After a month-long period of research, introductions and recruiting, ETIQ opened in March 2010 with 10 engineers. The company plans to take on a further 30 members of staff, drawn mainly from the UK, to deal with the anticipated increased local business.
“The support we had from UKTI in setting up our UK subsidiary was excellent,” says Marc. “The UKTI team is friendly, proactive and always available to help with anything.”