AKKA & Modis, a new global Smart Industry powerhouse in engineering and digital solutions
Following the closing of the acquisition of a controlling stake in AKKA Technologies by the Adecco Group, AKKA & Modis becomes a global engineering and digital solutions powerhouse able to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide and seize opportunities generated by the fast growing Smart Industry market, where IT and engineering technologies converge into a digital and connected world. AKKA & Modis are soon to become Akkodis.
Zurich, 24 February 2022,
Transformation is underway, as global megatrends drive businesses to rethink their strategies and transform their operating models. The global engineering, research and development market (ER&D) is anticipated to expand to $2,000 billion by 2023, driven by double-digit demand for digital engineering. By joining forces, the new business will be the global number two in the ER&D market with 50,000 engineers and digital experts providing comprehensive IT, engineering, and digital services.
Combined business delivers unique end-to-end solutions
Together, AKKA & Modis have highly complementary and extensive capabilities in cutting-edge technologies to support clients across all industries through the full life cycle of their products, from design to pre-production testing and optimization of production to ultimately become more sustainable and efficient.
AKKA & Modis’ unique end-to-end offering brings together consulting, technology and talent solutions, along with Academy programmes for career development and re- and upskilling to future proof organizations’ talent and performance. The combined business enjoys extensive capabilities in cutting-edge technologies to drive disruption and growth in domains such as data and AI, software and applications, cloud and infrastructure, cybersecurity and data protection, product design and assurance, Industry 4.0, and connected products.
This comprehensive offering will enable businesses from 7 key industries to build the backbone of tomorrow’s “Smart Industry market” that will drive future growth and the transformation of other industries: those industries are Automotive & Transportation, Energy & Clean Technology, Telecom & Media, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing & Logistics, and Aerospace & Defense.
People at the heart of the model for success
AKKA & Modis is united by a shared passion for technology and talent, as well as a dynamic culture.
Together, AKKA & Modis is committed to expanding the skillsets of experts and offering new career opportunities, providing access to a wide range of projects with leading companies and organizations on both a local and global scale. Its experts develop a multidisciplinary perspective on innovation to advance learning and development.
Jan Gupta, [President] of AKKA & Modis, commented:
“I am very excited to open this new chapter for AKKA & Modis, bringing new opportunities for our clients, our employees and all our stakeholders. Our ambition going forward is clear: we want to lead the global Smart Industry market, as the strategic partner of choice for businesses and organizations.
AKKA & Modis is committed to empowering diverse and inclusive technology and engineering teams, to make an impact for a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow”.
About AKKA & Modis
AKKA & Modis, soon to become Akkodis, is a global leader in the engineering and R&D market that is leveraging the power of connected data to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.
With a shared passion for technology and talent, 50,000 engineers and digital experts deliver deep cross-sector expertise in 30 countries across North America, EMEA and APAC. AKKA & Modis offers broad industry experience, and strong know-how in key technology sectors such as mobility, software & technology services, robotics, testing, simulations, data security, AI & data analytics. The combined IT and engineering expertise brings a unique end-to-end solution offering, with four service lines – Consulting, Solutions, Talents and Academy – to support clients in rethinking their product development and business processes, improve productivity, minimize time to market and shape a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow.
AKKA & Modis is part of the Adecco Group.
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