SPIE’s recent history has seen an international expansion that helped the Group emerge as the European leader in electrical, mechanical and climatic engineering, as well as energy and communications systems. Today, SPIE is active in all sectors of the economy.
SPIE acquires its Building and Facilities Services business, which is formerly the electrical engineering division of the British group AMEC (renamed SPIE Matthew Hall). Emerging as SPIE’s top subsidiary in terms of turnover, SPIE Matthew Hall helps expand the Group’s activity located outside France from 28% to 40%. With the acquisition of Controlec, SPIE Nederland becomes a leading player in the Netherlands in electricity, automation and mechanics.
SPIE continues its external growth with the acquisition of several European companies: French companies Lapierre, Paternoster, GEFCA, Juret, Roussel and Socotech, Dutch company Heijmans Industrial Services (HIS) and Belgian company, Anca-Tech.
WHS, a British specialist in electrical installations and instrumentation in the energy sector, joins the SPIE Group.
Gauthier Louette, SPIE CEO since 2003, is named CEO and Chairman of SPIE SA on January 1 2010, following Jean Monville’s retirement.
Approved by PAI Partners, SPIE joins a consortium led by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice together with AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.