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Director - AICAS France
Aicas GmbH, leading technology supplier for critical real-time applications opened an office in La Défense eighteen months ago.
Operating in the aerospace, industrial automaton, instrumentation and automotive market segments, its clients include big names such as EADS Astrium, EADS Military Air Systems, EADS Airbus, Thales, Boeing, Honeywell, Schneider, Siemens. The company has its head office in Karlsruhe, Germany, and holds subsidiaries in the U.S. and Japan.
"Having an office in France was essential to developing long-term projects in France," explains Didier Dusclaux, Chief Executive of AICAS France.
"We chose Île-de-France because it is the top region for establishing contacts as the majority of major groups have their head offices here." AICAS develops highly specialised technologies that are sought after by higher education institutions. "Île-de-France has the best schools and universities which, for us, is an excellent talent pool," adds Mr Dusclaux. "In addition, its central location makes it easy for us to gain ground across Europe, particularly in southern Europe where we are looking to expand our business."
AICAS has no regrets about its decision as a local office with a French-speaking contact has greatly facilitated relations with its major accounts.
update December 10, 2010