Capgemini unveils 52,000-strong global engineering practice

09 April 2021 2 min. read
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“Converging digital and physical” – Capgemini has merged its tech and software capabilities with its engineering and R&D practice to form a 52,000-strong Capgemini Engineering brand. The move builds on its acquisition of engineering giant Altran for over $3 billion.

The new brand will operate along three service lines: product and systems engineering; digital and software engineering; and industrial operations. The goal is to support growth and innovation for clients in the industrial sector, while keeping them abreast with speedy digital disruption. 

“Today’s leading organisations understand that engineering and research & development is fast-moving and ever evolving,” noted Capgemini CEO Aiman Ezzat. “As a result, an end-to-end partnership with clients is needed for developing, launching, managing and modernising breakthrough products.” 

Capgemini unveils 52,000-strong global engineering practice

A host of Capgemini’s digital manufacturing, data analytics and other Industry 4.0 expertise will now combine with engineering knowledge to embody such an end-to-end partnership. Eizat highlighted how the combined offering follows on from Capgemini’s 2019 acquisition of Altran – a global engineering consultancy with expertise across the energy, aeronautics, automotive and life sciences sectors, among others. 

Nearly 50,000 Altran professionals joined Capgemini at the time, and they now make up the bulk of Capgemini Engineering’s global team of 52,000 professionals spread across 35 countries – including several top engineering hubs. The clientele is expansive too: the new brand serves two-thirds of the world’s top 500 R&D spenders. 

Former Altran chief executive William Rozé takes over as Capgemini Engineering CEO – building on over two decades of engineering experience. For him, combining advanced digital capabilities with physical engineering is a natural progression in today’s market.

“R&D is the new battlefield. It must be connected and data-driven to optimise innovation and accelerate development. Capgemini Engineering’s services have been devised to address exactly that need, to harness the power of data to foster innovation, create new customer experiences and deliver new sources of value.” 

This is not the first time Capgemini has combined various practices to form an integrated powerhouse. Capgemini Invent – a strategy and business transformation consultancy now generation more than $1 billion in revenues – was formed in 2018 by combining Capgemini’s consulting, digital and creative units.