AKKA North America & aerospace diversification - our new pillar of growth

Our global portfolio and centers of excellence provide our US clients with expertise that encompasses the entire technological product environment, as well as system integration skills.

AKKA supports a prestigious US client portfolio, spanning major OEMs and industry players with a focus on aerospace and automotive, throughout the complete product and development process that relies on seven areas of expertise:

  • System engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Support engineering
  • Embedded software and electronics
  • Digital solutions
  • Consulting

Mirroring AKKA's successful development in Germany, which was achieved by combining organic growth and transforming acquisitions, the Group is taking a controlled and orderly approach by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire the company of PDS Tech*, a leader in Engineering and Technology services in the US, with revenues of:

260

millions US dollars ($) in 2017

2,600

talents

With PDS Tech’s unique recruiting capacity, AKKA will enhance its talent base in North America, close to major innovation hubs and major US industrial groups. PDS Tech will be the first step in AKKA’s acceleration in North America, and will allow it to:

  • Reach critical mass in the USA
  • Grow in aerospace in the United States, building on its expertise in Europe, and to access a pre-eminent industrial customer base;
  • Combine its established expertise in high value-added solutions with the tremendous recruiting capacity of PDS Tech across the entire US territory in order to accompany the growth of the market
  • Strengthen its capacity to support European customers in the US market;
  • Take full advantage of the very strong momentum in the aerospace sector in the United States;
  • Make an accretive acquisition from the first year.
* The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfilment of all conditional clauses and the approval by relevant regulatory authorities More about PDS Tech
AKKA & PDS Tech main clients in the US

Aerospace:

  • BOEING
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
  • GKN AEROSPACE
  • PRATT & WHITNEY
  • HONEYWELL
  • GE AVIATION
  • AIRBUS
  • DASSAULT SYSTEMES
  • DASSAULT AVIATION
  • THALES
  • SAFRAN

Automotive:

  • GENERAL MOTORS
  • FORD
  • CONTINENTAL
  • DAIMLER
  • RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
  • VALEO
  • BMW
  • VOLKSWAGEN