Apside is a curious and sharing environment that connects a community of 3,000 like-minded consultants.
Apside’s role as an IT consulting and engineering company is twofold. With the technological skills of its talented IT and engineering consultants, Apside assists its clients in the development of their projects. On the other hand, Apside stimulates this collective intelligence by placing training and intrapreneurship at the heart of its development, thus supporting its employees in their plans to advance their career.
With offices in France and abroad, the Apside Group is able to help you throughout the lifecycle of your project: from ideation to operational maintenance as well as through IT and industrial development.
Apside is founded by Mr Michel Klar as one of the first French independent engineering consulting firms.
To develop its activities and get closer to its industrial clients, Apside creates its IT consulting subsidiary specialised in the field of technical, scientific and electronic computing.
Because working in close proximity to its clients is essential, Apside begins its expansion across the country by opening its first agency in ‘La Ville Rose’: Toulouse.
Trust is much harder to build at a distance.
With this idea in mind, Apside keeps expanding its IT consulting and engineering company activities with a new office in the vicinity of Bordeaux.
The Southwest of France is conquered.
The company then gets closer to the Mediterranean and opens another agency in Aix-en-Provence.
Thanks to an independent management of each agency, a strong IT consulting and engineering group begins to take shape.
Locally managed agencies enable Apside to continue expanding quickly. A new agency in Rennes opens.
Two reasons to celebrate for Apside this year!
Two new subsidiaries open at once in two beautiful regions with an office in Nantes and another one in Nice. Their location will define the key activities of those agencies. With Nice having more engineering companies around, this provides a rather industrial ecosystem for Apside’s Nice agency. Nantes, on the other hand, benefits from a more IT-oriented environment.
In order to keep growing and develop new areas of expertise, Apside acquires the engineering company ‘HTi’ specialised in automotive engineering.
The growing evolution of IT and engineering companies and technologies creates a need for new, more specialised jobs in data security.
To offer its clients full support, Apside opens a new subsidiary specialised in the field of infrastructure and production: Apside’s Facilities Management.
The geographical coverage of its agencies allows Apside to operate all across France.
Opening the agencies of Lille, Lyon and Tours mark the opening of the eighth, ninth and tenth corporate offices of the group.
Optimal support for consultants’ careers can only be reached when it is personalised.
Therefore, Apside chooses to expand and implement more agencies such as Brest and Orléans to offer its local employees a closer proximity and establish deeper relationships.
In IT consulting and engineering companies, professional projects can lead to office moves and discovering new local customs.
Apside promotes professional mobility throughout the country with its multiple agencies and offers new opportunities to its consultants. Apside sets up branch close to the traditional Strasbourg Christmas market!
Challenges guide the evolution of our talented workforce as well as our company.
Apside decided to take up the challenge and cross borders to open its first international agency in Geneva.
With the strength of a group and the proximity of a small business, Apside adapts to the needs of its clients by getting closer to them.
Germany, a large industrial market, allows Apside and its consultants to participate in innovative projects.
Long years of mutual trust led to a new challenge stemming from the firm’s relationship with its client. It was only up to the teams to take it and offer great opportunities fofor all of Apside’s co-workers, hence Apside decides to follow one of its major automotive clients and sets up a technical platform in Morocco.
Passionate employees and a diverse set of professions are at the core of the Apside Group’s identity. Each agency opening is a new stimulating challenge. So, at the initiative of the Toulouse agency, a branch in Montpellier joins the big Apside family.
Our company evolves and knowledge is passed on.
Mr Michel Klar hands Apside over to about 100 of its executives and managers, who become shareholders of the company. They are led by Pierre Gauthier, Apside's new CEO. Siparex oversees the private equity project.
We believe disability in the workplace is still too often a taboo subject.
To remove prejudice and work for a better employment of people with disabilities, Apside has created its own fully disability-friendly company: Apsid'EA.
Since June 2019, Apsid'EA has been the first company set up for and staffed by people with disabilities integrated within an IT consulting and engineering company. Its role is to promote long-lasting integration of co-workers with disabilities within the Apside Group.
Beyond differences of any kind, all talent is important; accordingly, Apside makes sure to promote and develop its inclusion with its consultants and clients. Adapting work environments, supervising interviews and proximity management make it possible for all people with disabilities to succeed.Discover our policy
Every day, Apside's DNA sets the tempo for the best in business life. Its CSR performance, measured by Ecovadis and supported since 2004 by its adherence to the United Nations Global Compact, allows Apside to identify, control and improve its social, societal and environmental impacts.
Each Apsidian, united around common values and commitments, contributes to our professional well-being. Customer and employee surveys allow us to understand their needs and expectations in order to maintain high levels of trust and transparency, which are essential to the group's success.
Our spectrum of social initiatives illustrates our commitment and our will to participate in building a better world.Learn more about our CSR charter
Through Apside’s 22 French offices and 6 agencies abroad, the group pays close attention to market evolutions specific to each ecosystem.
The autonomy and freedom of each Apside agency enables us to develop a close-at-hand relationship and dedicate a team to support you in the development of your projects. This independence provides you with the comfort of a strong group as well as the personalised approach and relationship of a small business.Find out more