Synergie sees international growth of 15.5%
The Group outperformed its markets in most countries where it operates today thanks to vigorous international growth (15.5%) and an improvement in France month after month (2.2% at 30 June in a market up 1.1% at the end of May, according to Prisme figures).
International operations represented 48.4% of sales (versus 45.4% in the first half of 2014), with robust growth in Europe, particularly in countries where SYNERGIE has a strong foothold: Italy (24.4%), Spain (16.3%) and Belgium (14.6%).
In France, the Group focused on preserving its profitability in a market where a more pronounced recovery is expected in the second half of the year. The Group stated this performance attests to the pertinence of the strategic choices made by general management and significant efforts taken in fast-growing sectors, such as aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energies and specialist tertiary businesses, supported by highly innovative offers, including opencenters and global cross sourcing.
As such, the Group should once again set a new record for the number of outplacements during the third quarter (approximately 55,000 Full Time Equivalent staff in the first weeks of July).
As a result of its performance and solid financial results SYNERGIE is actively studying acquisition opportunities to accelerate its growth, principally internationally, with the objective of achieving sales growth of around 10% in the current financial year.