Founding chairman of air-quality monitoring company celebrates 40 years in business by sharing nearly €2million among employees
The founder of a successful French air-quality monitoring company is celebrating 40 years in business by giving every one of his 600 staff 40 free shares worth about €3,000.
François Gourdon, the 70-year-old founding chairman of Environnement SA, surprised staff with the news of the gift, which will cost about €2million at a 40th anniversary party at a club near Place de la Concorde on Thursday, reports Le Parisien.
Staff based at head office in Yvelines, as well as India, the UK, US and China are all set to benefit.
The company produces monitoring stations capable of detecting particles in ambient air, gas emissions or dioxin levels around incinerators, thermal power plants or chemical sites. Its next big contract is to supply monitoring stations in Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup.
From July 1, the name of the company will change to Envea, nearly 40 years to the day after it was founded with just three employees.
Within its development strategy and desire to unite its technologies, production sites and sales subsidiaries, the Environnement S.A Group is introducing its global commercial brand envea™. The Group hopes to provide a more complete vision of its monitoring solutions, for the benefit of its customers, together with its high added value services. Its high precision monitoring analyzers allows the compliance with current environmental regulations and contribute to the optimization of industrial processes for a better efficiency, raw materials and energy savings, reduction of environmental impacts…
Following the development of its new range of “eco-designed” ambient air analyzers, the company has setup a new organization focused on its three core businesses: Ambient Air, Industry & Process, and Emissions. The Group is accelerating its organic development and growth through an ambitious unified Research, Development & Innovation program, and is also continuously targeting first-class acquisitions.
Undeniably, with the arrival of companies such as PCME Ltd (UK) – continuous particulate emission measurement systems, flue gas flow meters and devices for measuring the performance of industrial filtration systems – SWR engineering Gmbh (Germany) – systems for the detection and measurement of bulk solids – and TDL Ltd (UK) – gas analyzers based on the use of high-resolution lasers – synergy is materializing! Projects and skills are being combined, streamlining and accelerating the development of the most advanced analysis technologies for gas, flow and particulate measurements.
François Gourdon, Environnement S.A’s President, affirms: “The assertion of our visual identity and the deployment of the enveaTM brand, support our global development strategy and growth ambitions in both our traditional and complementary markets. Our objective to reach an annual turnover close to € 80 million is about to be achieved, the group is preparing to exceed its target of € 100 million by 2020.”
The launch of its commercial brand is an exciting and significant milestone in the Group’s history, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
To discover the new image of the Environnement S.A Group, visit our new web page www.envea.global
Environnement S.A Group, leading European supplier of environmental monitoring equipment, and the company TDL Sensors Ltd, high technology innovative company supplying laser based monitors for industrial applications, are proud to announce the acquisition of TDL Sensors Ltd by Environnement S.A Group. It allows the enlarged group to offer worldwide, the most advanced and wide range of solutions to match present and future challenges in respect of process or regulatory environmental monitoring requirements for industries.
This alliance will immediately contribute to the market release of a new range of innovative laser based emission monitors such as ultra‐low detection of HCl emissions, and accelerate both Research and Development in joint projects.
Environnement S.A Group commitment to the development of advanced instrumentation for global market is reinforced with the acquisition of TDL Ltd. TDL Ltd will retain its current management team and employees and plans to recruit additional product development professionals. The management of TDL Ltd and the broader Environnement S.A Group (including its existing UK subsidiary PCME Ltd) will focus efforts to the anticipated strong growth provided by synergies within the Group. It will benefit their respective customers, partners and employees in terms of expertise, quality and services.
François Gourdon, President and founder of Environnement S.A declares "We are very enthusiastic about the opportunities that we’ll be able to provide to our worldwide customers. The expertise of TDL Sensors Ltd through Tunable lasers (including cascade lasers) for the monitoring of high‐resolution gas concentration in industrial processes, combined with the expertise of Environnement S.A Group in the monitoring of gas and particulate, will definitively help to anticipate the worldwide requirements for much lower emissions".
Roger Benson, Chairman of TDL Sensors Ltd adds: “This strong partnership announced today will boost TDL Sensors Ltd growth plan and strategy, allowing our technology to reach new customers and new markets, while strengthening our capacity to develop new applications(on road vehicle emissions, carbon policies and carbon trade monitoring devices…)”.
About ENVIRONNEMENT S.A (www.environnement‐sa.com) : Environnement S.A, the European leading manufacturer of on‐line environmental monitors whose headquarters are based in Poissy (France), is a Public company since January 2006 listed on NYSE‐Alternext. Founded in 1978, the Environnement S.A Group provides solutions to public and industrial decision makers responsible for environmental policy and compliance, helping them monitor and evaluate their ecological footprint. The company has developed advanced expertise in the following continuous monitoring fields: air quality, industrial emission, engine gas, water quality and radionuclide.
About TDL Sensors Ltd (www.tdlsensors.co.uk): TDL Sensors Ltd was founded in 1999 and spun out of the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, to develop a tunable diode laser based gas analyzers. In the following years, TDL Sensors have developed measurement solutions for the glass coating industry, ultra‐harsh processes, enclosed atmospheres for the protection of personnel, trace gas monitoring for the oil and gas industries and for the optimization of combustion in Steel Industries.
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