Groupe Gorgé (Euronext: GOE) today unveils Vigians, the new brand identity of the Protection of High-Risk Installations division. In continuation of the strengthening of Groupe Gorgé as a major player in the safety of people and property, with the end-2016 merger between the Industrial Projects & Services and Protection in Nuclear Environments divisions, this announcement represents a major milestone in the division's development and highlights its industrial and operational strengthening achieved in 2017.
This new step unites and strengthens the division around a brand that embodies its full range of expertise and drives its ambition in France and abroad: becoming a top player in the design, installation and maintenance of production optimisation and protection systems. The Vigians brand strategy focuses in particular on developing new comprehensive and innovative offers for its clients. Vigians also strives to unite all its employees around shared values and to build a strong employer brand to attract and retain its talent.
The new brand identity is based on pillars valued by Groupe Gorgé: the engineering of proposed solutions, client relations and the sense of service.
The Vigians identity: a name that expresses strength and dynamism (from the Latin vigor: vigour, strength, energy). A name that also calls to mind the vigilance specific to a division focused on protection activities and with a strong client-oriented culture.
The Vigians logo represents both the outlines of a protective fortress and the precision of a target. Outward-looking and modular, it symbolises the alliance between the companies forming the division, as well as the division's constant desire to innovate and build tailored solutions to meet the new requirements of its clients.
A corporate signature: Smarter & Safer. The signature proclaims the promise made to its clients: helping them to reconcile protection and productivity in increasingly hostile environments and within an increasingly restrictive regulatory framework.
A dedicated website will be available in January 2018.
On this occasion, Rodolphe Bassi, Chief Executive Officer of Vigians, said: "The Groupe Gorgé Protection of High-Risk Installations division is now entering a new era, which builds on its transformation into a global player in protection and productivity. We are constantly innovating to offer the best products and services, and to broaden the scope of possibilities for our clients and employees. The Vigians brand strategy expresses our identity, based on our ingenuity and entrepreneurial culture".
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About Groupe Gorgé
Groupe Gorgé is an independent group that specializes in high-tech industries. Today, the Group is active in the fields of security and protection in extreme environments, as well as in the 3D printing sector. It employs around 1,900 people, is located in eight countries and directly exports around 40% of its activity. In its more than twenty-five year history, Groupe Gorgé has always developed and driven the latest technological and industrial innovations.
Smart Safety Systems:
Developing complete, innovative technological solutions for complex missions in hostile and confined environments.
Protection of High-Risk Installations:
Protecting people and ensuring the active and passive protection of installations for energy markets and industrial and tertiary sectors in France. Ensuring the maintenance of these protection systems.
Enabling major industry players to find new routes to successful innovation and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and new premium material.
In 2016, the Group reported revenue of €281.2 million. It is backed by 1,900 employees and operations in over ten countries.
More information available on www.groupe-gorge.com
Groupe Gorgé is listed on Euronext Paris market.
ISIN code: FR0000062671
Ticker code: GOE