French IT consultancy awarded Devoteam awarded the European Company Award in the category received the French IT consulting firm Devoteam Weiterstadt, growth Paris, April 14, 2009 on the occasion of the 5th meeting of the European companies (5e Rencontres de l ‘ Entreprise Europeenne) award for the strongest growth. The jury Chairman Didier Lombard, CEO of France Telecom, handed over the prize to Stanislas Godefroy de Bentzman, the two co-CEOs of Devoteam. The jury had selected Devoteam due to the success of the company. Devoteam was founded and now employs about 4,800 employees in 1995. Average growth in the years 2004 to 2008 amounted to 32 per cent. Devoteam currently pursuing an ambitious international growth policy, which reinforces the leading position in the European ICT market. Today, Devoteam is represented in 25 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and generated a turnover of 500 million euros (Pro forma), of which nearly 55 percent in 2008 outside of France.
Was created for the Prix de l ‘ Entreprise europeenne from 1,017 French listed companies following a short list after criteria: size (turnover of more than EUR 150 million in 2008) independence (no companies with large corporate groups) leading position in the European market (about 40 percent of its revenues outside France) on the shortlist 138 companies have succeeded. The 15 best companies for the award the jury 2009 have been proposed. The fifth meeting of the European companies was organised by La Tribune and HEC Paris (ecole of the hautes etudes commerciales) with the support of Roland Berger Strategy consultants. It is aimed at the management of large companies, and has set as a goal to promote a common vision of Europe’s role in the development of French companies. This year’s theme was Europe 20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall”. Danet group the Danet group is a leading and independent IT consulting and services company. Competence and over 25 years experience in the ICT market the Danet group innovative partner for consulting, system integration, managed, and on-demand services of complex IT applications.
The company designed, develops, implements, and operates sound and innovative business solutions across the entire value chain of our customers across. The biggest customers come from the sectors of telecommunications, financial services, automotive, transport and logistics. In addition to the headquarters in Weiterstadt, there are branches in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. Danet employs approximately 400 people and generated a total turnover amounting to 45 million euros in the business year 2008. Since January 2009, Danet belongs to the Devoteam group. For more information, see Devoteam group Devoteam is an IT consulting firm and was founded in 1995. The combination of consulting services and technical solutions allows Devoteam, its customers with independent advice and effective solutions to support that meet their business requirements. 2008, Devoteam generated a turnover of 500 million euros. This corresponds to a growth of 24 percent compared to the previous year, and an operating margin of 8.8 percent. The company employs a total of 4,800 employees in 25 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.