After 10 years of continuous growth, the Gfi Group is changing its name and identity to signal the start of a new era. CEO Vincent Rouaix attests to the maturity of a Group that is recognised as a challenger and pioneer in its market and standardises its identity around the world. In an era of post-digital transformation, where change is constant and permanently on the move, Inetum affirms its role as an IT service group that helps its customers profit from the best of the digital flow.
A new name and a new identity that embody the ambition of the Group to show what it is: a global and integrated group whose 27,000 employees in 26 countries have significantly strengthened skills to act locally and in closer contact with their customers.
- In the last 3 years, the Group has more than doubled in size, raising its revenues from 1 billion euros to 2.3 billion, thanks to a proactive strategy of mergers and acquisitions, combined with a strong organic growth. (55% of its revenues are generated outside France.)
- As an integrated Group with activities that are geographically balanced, it is able to provide broad, reinforced offers to its customers.
- Its European network of FabLabs is expanding continuously and currently has over 300 digital specialists.
Today the Gfi Group announced its new name, which is now Inetum, Positive digital flow. This new identity is the culmination of a strategy of continuous growth that its CEO Vincent Rouaix has led over the last 10 years, through organic growth and successive acquisitions, with the goal of expanding the Group’s portfolio of solutions and implementing it internationally. The most recent acquisition of IECISA in April of this year allowed the Group to reach a turnover of 2.3 billion euros (pro forma) and nearly 27,000 employees around the world. The Group is now working in 26 countries—in Europe, Latin America, the United States, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The new name goes into effect today and will be implemented in all the subsidiaries of the Group.
A new image that embodies what the Group has become. A name that affirms its ambition, the entrepreneurial spirit of conquest. A name that has its roots in the Latin word “incrementum”, which means growth. A graphic expression that represents a combination of talents that make up a single entity and ends with a pixelated arrow to symbolise the growth of the Group, pointing to the future.
On the occasion of revealing this new identity, Vincent Rouaix states: “A new name is much more than a conquest, it is a new chapter for a Group that has transformed itself radically in the last 10 years. It will allow us to affirm our position as pan-European leaders and a key player in the market, whilst accelerating our growth around the world, thanks to our positioning as a specialist in digital flow, and maximising the attractiveness of our Group to talented people, which is one of the pillars of our success. By becoming Inetum, the Group affirms its ambition to become a driver of the innovation and co-success of our customers.”
A historical pioneer in the sector, as the Gfi Group developed, it maintained the bold and enterprising culture of its early days. Gfi grew, accompanying the social, economic, and technological changes, and it is now prepared to write a new chapter in its history.
The new name will allow it to better incorporate the skills of a Group that has been developing and diversifying its offer of solutions and its global presence, while at the same time it faces the new challenges of its customers and society. The world has entered a post-digital transformation era in which needs and practices are constantly being reinvented and for which there are as yet no solutions. In this world of constant change, the challenge faced by companies and organisations is to adapt to a continuous digital flow that opens up economic, management and social perspectives for them. For Inetum, this digital flow ought to be used to attend to the performance and positive impact that companies, organisations, and institutions have over women, men, and the society as a whole. Help them make the most of the digital flow—this is the mission that Inetum assumes, to make this new digital world a world of success and commitment.
A mission that is based on a triple approach of proximity, automation-industrialisation-digitalisation, and solutions-innovation.
For Inetum, this new identity is also an opportunity to underscore its offer of solutions to respond to the challenges of its customers. The current context is accelerating the convulsions we see in all business sectors. Inetum’s strength lies in its capacity to face those challenges in all sectors, creating the right combination of skills for the specific needs of each customer. These solutions include:
- Omnicommerce: in a sector that is already in crisis, confinement accelerated even further the changes in consumer behaviours, and at the same time it weakened the players that were slow to adapt and transform; we developed flexible solutions to allow our customers to better respond to the expectations of consumers and to quickly make changes when they review their retail model, enabling greater customisation, creating new experiences for consumers, etc.
- Industry 4.0: industrial sovereignty, localisation in production and limiting the impact on the climate are core issues in the economic policies of France and Europe; Industry 4.0 should allow manufacturers to respond better to the needs of consumers and, at the same time, to produce more quickly and limit their environmental footprint, providing the key to the industrial renovation society is anxious to see.
- Cybersecurity: with business practices becoming more and more digitalised, telework developing rapidly and an economic battle that is more intense, organisations are increasingly vulnerable to attacks; the reinforcement of their protection can only work if all the parties involved are informed about these vital questions;
- Smart Cities: the health crisis has accelerated the transformation in urban and rural settings; with data management being the key to a successful transformation to guide and adapt cities in anticipating the routines of their inhabitants, then the key is the capability of organisations to produce, analyse and understand that data.
- Digital Banking & Insurance: confinement has reduced access to banking agencies, and digitalisation made a giant leap in a matter of months, leading the players of the sector to make up for the delay with an increasing accumulation; while the fintechs created new models for use at the speed of light, the challenge for the other players is to assume the leadership by continuously innovating and inventing practices for the future.
About Inetum, Positive digital flow:
Inetum is an agile IT service company that provides digital services and solutions, and a global group that helps companies and institutions get the most out of the digital flow. In a context of constant movement, in which needs and practices are being continually reinvented, the Inetum Group is committed to all these actors to innovate, continue to adapt, and to be in the vanguard. With its multi-specialist profile, Inetum offers its customers a unique combination of proximity, sectoral organisation, and industrial-quality solutions. Operating in over 26 countries, the Group has nearly 27,000 employees and, in 2019, it generated revenues of 2.3 billion euros (pro forma).