Making digital transformation and the energy transition a reality
In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies is leveraging connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and thereby support two major shifts: digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies business units are boosting the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, industrial facilities and other buildings.
VINCI Energies returned to growth in 2017. The upswing was driven by the group’s dynamic business unit networks across Europe and around the world and supported by the group’s proactive acquisition policy, particularly towards the end of the year in the United States and Scandinavia. Operating at the heart of major technological changes, VINCI Energies is increasingly interconnecting its expertise and adapting its range of solutions and services to help its customers navigate their own transformation.
2017 Key figures
53 countries, 31 of them outside Europe
The growing demand for energy and mobility has led clients and local authorities to scale their power generation, transmission and distribution equipment to fit their needs. The same is true for transport infrastructure.
Optimising production processes and energy consumption are two key factors that can give industrial companies a competitive edge. This provides them with energy efficiency, reliability, the modernisation of their production facilities, etc. VINCI Energies supports its industrial customers throughout the world with engineering, implementation and maintenance services.
Design, construction, thermal renovation, operation of technical equipment, maintenance and facility management: VINCI Energies provides global solutions to help customers benefit from less costly, more comfortable and safer buildings, integrating the regulatory requirements and the latest technical progress in smart buildings.
4G networks, fibre optics, cell phone coverage, cloud and more. Responding to the growth in demand for high-performance telecommunications infrastructure and services coming from private individuals, companies and local authorities is decisive if we want to meet one of society's greatest challenges: the digital transformation.
VINCI Energies’ competitive position
VINCI Energies is the leader in a fragmented market in which the top six players account for only around 50% of the market. Its main competitors are Engie Energie Services, Spie, Eiffage Énergie, Bouygues Energies & Services and SNEF.
VINCI Energies is a leading electrical engineering and installation company. It ranks among the top players in Germany, where it has a strong position (revenue of almost €2 billion in 2017), Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal and Romania, and now in Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland and Norway).
In the information and communication technologies sector, VINCI Energies operates mainly in France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium and Austria.
VINCI Energies operates in Africa, where it is market leader in Morocco. It also operates in the Middle East, Asia and South America. VINCI Energies has a solid foothold in New Zealand and Australia. With the acquisition of PrimeLine Utility Services, VINCI Energies is establishing a significant position in North America in energy transmission and distribution.
VINCI Energies’ year-end order books point to stable revenue in 2017 on a comparable structure basis. However, acquisitions, mainly outside France, could accelerate VINCI Energies’ expansion, since consolidation of the sector has still made relatively little progress. In this context, VINCI Energies’ strong ability to integrate new business units and involve them in its managerial momentum will foster sustainable growth.
VINCI Energies will also grow as a result of its ongoing efforts to expand its solutions and services, which are geared to its customers’ needs. This momentum, supported by the group’s agile networking culture, will go hand in hand with stepped-up synergies between VINCI Energies’ operating teams and experts and with its accelerated innovation policy involving partnerships with the many stakeholders that make up its ecosystem. The Inerbiz fund’s investments in innovative startups will help drive this process.
In the near term and to a greater extent in the long term, all VINCI Energies business sectors will benefit from the digital revolution, which will accelerate the transformation of infrastructure, industrial processes and buildings and affect both their equipment and the way it is used. The expansion of the Axians brand, dedicated to information and communication technologies, is part of the move to all-digital that will more broadly shape all VINCI Energies solutions and services. Meanwhile, the energy transition will make it necessary to reconfigure energy infrastructure and carry out broad-scale thermal renovation of buildings. All these shifts will call for massive investments that will generate long-term activity for VINCI Energies business units.