France is the birthplace of the AKKA Group
AKKA France is now working closely with business sectors: automotive, aeronautics, railway, energy, life sciences, IT & telecommunications, space, defense and retail, as part of our overall global offering. As the home of several of AKKA’s global Centers of Competence, we offer customers cross-functional and multidisciplinary solutions to address their specific needs.
First contracts in Aeronautics and Automotive with Airbus for systems engineering and with Renault for process engineering.
First steps on the Railway market in France with the dimensioning of a traction chain for a subway prototype and the test bench for the TGV Atlantique (ALSTOM TRANSPORT).
First projects in Life Sciences with Sanofi (Sanofi-Aventis, Sanofi-Pasteur, and bioMérieux entities). Major projects in product design and manufacturing process in automotive.
Acquisition of Coframi, a major player in software development.
First project for the installation of on-board GSM connection systems on Emirates planes in cooperation with Aeromobile, now a branch of Panasonic.
Creation of AKKA Research, our internal research center.
Acquisition of Aeroconseil, a major actor in aircraft development and air transport.
Major project in powertrain and cabin refurbishment in defense for Arquus.
Acquisition of Matis, strengthening high-level consulting and digital activities.
AKKA accelerated its market share gains thanks to its positioning in the mobility and digital technologies sectors. This acceleration was sustained with strong recruitment momentum.
Numerous contracts signed in the mobility segment, notably in the field of autonomous vehicles, with a strong growth in communications activities. The growth of French activities benefited from the dynamic of the Automotive, Aerospace, Life Sciences and Energy sectors. The Group was awarded the “Top Employers” certification for the third year in a row.
Paolo del Noce
Head of Regions
Executive Vice-President of Aerospace & Defence Business Line
Managing Director Occitanie Region
Executive Vice-President of Ground Transport Business Line
Sales Director and Executive Vice-President of Digital & Diversification Business Line
of AKKA worldwide staff
for the year 2020
Gender equality index in France 85% for AKKA HIGH TECH
Our global offering is available to all business and industrial customers in France, whether needing our expertise on technical assistance projects, turnkey projects, or transnational projects. Our engineers can work directly on site, or from our premises.
In France, AKKA supports its clients with specific expertise in:
- Mobility & Connectivity
- Air Transport
- Digital & Consulting
Paolo DEL NOCE
— Mobility Of The Future
AKKA played a key role as one of Europe’s first innovators in “on-demand autonomous mobility”, with the design of a shared and autonomous on-demand mobility service with Transdev. AKKA designed, developed and integrated the autonomous system Transdev uses in its vehicles today. The system includes all the necessary automation components: identification, tracking and mapping of environments, which operate under real-time constraints thanks to the intelligent technologies developed by AKKA Research.
— Smart Cockpit
AKKA unveiled a “cockpit of the future” project for connected and autonomous vehicles at the 2018 Las Vegas CES. Capitalizing on our expertise in connected technologies, software, integration and car design, AKKA ensured the integration of all on-board components, designed the mechanical structure, and contributed to the development of the “Smart Life on Board” concept.
— Demo Car
AKKA is involved in the development of an electric, autonomous and connected demo car for a significant OEM. This level-4 autonomous vehicle concept, has two integrated electrical powertrains in the back wheels. AKKA designed the 3D digital model, the electric and electronic architecture, and conducted body-in-white research as well as the vehicle’s development and integration.
AKKA handles the design and development of a web app for visualizing the waste recovery performance of all of EDF’s sites and those of its contractors.
— Digital Factory
AKKA supports a key player in the Medical Devices sector in its project to transform a manual production line into a fully automated one: which it calls “The Factory of the Future. This project calls upon our expertise in complex projects management, innovation, robotization, automation and digital.
— Train Automation
AKKA accompanies a major railway manufacturer in the automation of its trains. We are involved in a remote train pilot project, a critical step toward autonomous mobility. This technological innovation aims at allowing for the operation of a driverless train through the use of an outboard remote console. The vision of the external environment, identical to what a driver would see in the cabin, is possible thanks to on-board cameras and real-time image feedback on remote screens.
— Internet Of Things in Aerospace
AKKA’s Internet Of Things Project is driving the customer vision and operationalization of Industry 4.0. It aims to improve business intelligence and performance through the use of smart and connected objects to increase aircraft profitability. It is already providing cost savings by improving the accuracy, control and efficiency of business processes through better visibility and coordination.