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GDF Suez and Cofely rebrand as Engie

5 January 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Utility company GDF Suez has rebranded itself as Engie.


The rebrand means the new business will bring together 20,000 UK employees under the Engie brand and reorganise UK businesses to integrate energy and services capabilities. The former Cofely business will become a services division.


Engie says it is “implementing a new customer-led approach that will bring together its energy expertise, leading services capabilities and strong infrastructure platform to enable it to play a leading role in the UK’s transition to a more sustainable future”.


As part of the global reorganisation, Engie has appointed Wilfrid Petrie as CEO of the company in the UK. Petrie was previously CEO of Cofely UK, the group’s UK services business.


The entities adopting the Engie brand are those previously operating as GDF Suez, including Cofely, a B2B energy supply business and Engie’s E&P company, as well as West Coast Energy, a well-established UK renewable energy developer.


Commenting on the launch, Wilfrid Petrie, CEO of Engie in the UK, said: “At Engie, we believe the UK needs a new kind of energy and services company, with the vision to provide a fresh perspective on today’s challenges and the ability to anticipate evolving customer needs. I am delighted to be announcing the launch of Engie in the UK today, which represents a strategic step change for our business.”