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French service provider Atalian moves into US

11 January 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Atalian, international provider of facility services to companies in 21 countries, has announced its expansion into the North American market with the acquisition of Temco Facility Services.


Based in Paris, Atalian is a family-owned company that has more than 35,000 employees and annual revenue of €1.33 billion (before acquisition).


Its wide range of services allows customers to outsource most management of support functions, such as cleaning, multi-technical and facilities management, reception, security, landscaping, construction, and energy management.


New York-based Temco is a nearly century-old provider of cleaning and associated services and security to companies in the US and, through its Temco-Euroclean subsidiaries, in the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.


Founded in 1917, the company has a turnover of $375.5 million for the year ended 30 September 2015. It employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and operates in 12 states – Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.


The acquisition is another step in Atalian’s international expansion programme begun in 2000 by Franck Julien, president of Atalian Holding Development and Strategy. It supports the company’s overall goal of growing its business by expanding its activities in France and in existing countries, and by establishing itself in three new countries each year.


As well as establishing its presence in the US market, this acquisition makes Atalian one of the leading facility services companies in Belgium and Luxembourg.


Atalian’s customers include, among others, Airbus, Air France, Areva, Axa, Bosch, Carrefour, EDF, Electrolux, LafargeHolcim, LVMH, the Louvre museum, Metro, Orange, SNCF and Safran.