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Interview: Swedish company Doro’s activities in France

Amelie Argenti - 21-déc.-2015 16:39:34
Doro is a Swedish company focusing on telecommunications solutions for seniors. The company was founded in 1974 in Lund and has enjoyed strong growth allowing the group to pursue international expansion. Today Doro is present in Norway, Hong Kong, the US, and France and has an annual turnover of SEK 838 million. In an interview CEO Jérôme Arnaud tells us why Doro chose to invest in France. What is Doro’s main business? Doro is a Swedish company focusing on telecommunications solutions for seniors. The company initially made landline telephones. Since I arrived to lead Doro in 2007 we changed strategy and abandoned this declining market to focus on a forward-looking sector: the seniors market. We produce a wide range of telephones developed for elderly people but also telecare and fall-detection systems, for example. Thanks to this new positioning, Doro is enjoying strong growth as it pursues international expansion centered around France. Why did you choose France? We chose to locate our software development center in France because we were looking for certain skills and highly trained personnel. It is not easy to find seasoned workers in seniors-focused software development, because this sector is relatively new. Moreover, France is a very large, interesting market, and its strategic location enables us to centralize all our European operations here (Italy, Greece, Benelux, etc.). Our development center employs around ten people. Since Doro is enjoying very strong growth, this center is due to expand and we intend to create new jobs in France. How did the Invest in France Agency* help you? Swedes are not always comfortable with French people from a cultural point of view. Their working methods as well as their ways of thinking are totally different. Fortunately, the Invest in France Agency* offers a reassuring framework so that investors can better understand the French market and how to undertake their investments in the best possible conditions. We very much appreciated the advice we were given that enabled us to better manage our French investments. What advice would you give to a company interested in investing in France? Swedish companies setting up business in France can tend to isolate themselves behind clichés about France that circulate in Sweden. However, these clichés are just not true. For instance, that ‘French people work less than Swedish people’: it is quite the opposite! If they want to have a better return on investment, Swedish firms should not go it alone, with their own Swedish consultants and employees, but rather learn how to exploit the key strengths and knowledge of the French workforce. * The Invest in France Agency and UBIFRANCE merged on the 1st January 2015 to form Business France For more information on French market opportunities contact Gilles Debuire, Deputy Regional Director of Business France Nordics: gilles.debuire(@)businessfrance.fr

UBIFRANCE takes 20 French innovators to CeBIT 2012

Victor Jarny - 10-févr.-2012 09:43:57
  The trade show is the digital industry’s biggest event and will take place in Hanover (Germany), from 6 to 10 March 2012. UBIFRANCE will group together the French companies in two areas during the CeBIT trade show in March. Companies focused on new technology and research will be in Hall 9, and hardware specialists will be in Hall 14. A wide range of products will be exhibited, including those relating to business IT, business communications and networks, ICT infrastructure, IT and telecoms accessories, Future Internet, and 3D technologies. This year, CeBIT takes place in Hanover (in northern Germany) from 6 to 10 March. According to the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO), worldwide IT expenditure is experiencing substantial growth rates in emerging countries and should have risen by 4.3% in 2011, reaching €963.4 billion. In Europe, Germany stands out, as it exceeded the European average and experienced a significant increase in expenditure, up by 4.3% in 2011, while France enjoyed a 3.4% increase. The EITO highlights the substantial upsurge — by 4.2% — in the French infrastructure software segment in 2011. This trend is expected to continue in 2012, with a forecasted 4.8% rise. The growth in this segment is primarily the result of rising sales in storage-and-security applications, boosted by the proliferation of Cloud Computing offers. Also according to the EITO, the worldwide IT market in 2012 will grow by 5.4%, exceeding €1,000 billion in sales for the first time. A list of the companies that will be on the French pavilion is supplied below; a detailed catalogue is available on request. Bidulandco Bidulandco develops applications for USB sticks, SD cards and hard drives. www.bidulandco.com CAREX-France CAREX-France specialises in the wholesale distribution of telecommunications and multimedia products. www.carexfrance.com COP sas   COP sas is the creator of Nexboo: "The first digital democracy where ideas are exchanged between friends, or the world," explains the company. www.nexboo.com ELYCTIS ELYCTIS develops hardware devices and software applications dedicated to Secure Identity, including e-ID and e-passport. www.elyctis.com GEOCOM GEOCOM provides e-marketing tools that use mobile phones. www.geocom.fr H5 Audits H5 Audits is made up of independent experts who specialise in measurement technology for businesses’ IP networks. www.h5audits.com HDW HDW is a distributor of high-technology goods. www.hdwfrance.fr HOME TECHNOLOGY HOME TECHNOLOGY allows its clients to manage their homes via the internet, controlling temperature in the home remotely, for example. www.home-technology.eu INFOSEC Communication INFOSEC Communication designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive range of UPS and surge protectors that are adapted to market needs. www.infosec-ups.com Jamespot.Pro Jamespot.Pro is an online solution that allows businesses to communicate and work collaboratively, both internally and externally. www.jamespot.com Moselle Développement Moselle Développement is an economic-development agency set up by the General Council of the Moselle département , in Eastern France. www.moselle-developpement.com Ordissimo Ordissimo has created a personal, simplified computer that is suitable for beginners. www.ordissimo.com PackshotCreator A world leader in digital product photography, PackshotCreator offers unique solutions for the automated production of packshots. www.packshot-creator.com PNY Technologies PNY Technologies delivers a full spectrum of high-quality products for everything in (and around) the computer. www.pny.eu Runware Runware designs, produces and markets communications accessories with high added value for mobile phones. www.runware.com Sage Sage produces software designed to manage a range of functions within a client organisation, such as finance and accounting, sales, pay, HR, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and e-commerce. www.sage.fr SR21 SR21 is the regional development and innovation agency for the island of La Réunion, an overseas département of France in the Indian Ocean, near Mauritius. www.wereunion.re VIOTECH VIOTECH designs, develops and markets high-added-value services and applications. www.viotech.net
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Ranskan vienninedistämiskeskuksen Business Francen tehtävänä on auttaa ranskalaisia yrityksiä löytämään yhteistyökumppaneita Suomessa. Avustamme yrityksiä kehittämään liiketoimintaansa Suomessa järjestämällä B to B – tapaamisia ja erilaisia tapahtumia, sekä osallistumalla eri alojen messuille. BUSINESS FRANCEN kautta ranskalaiset yritykset saavat myös kattavaa tietoa Suomen markkinoista. Business France Helsingin palvelut kattavat myös Viron markkinat. BUSINESS FRANCE – ”French Agency for International Development” - on Ranskan valtion vienninedistämiskeskus joka toimii lähes 50 maassa. BUSINESS FRANCE tarjoaa ranskalaisille yrityksille laajan valikoiman palveluja ja auttaa yrityksiä kansainvälistymisen eri vaiheissa. Konsultointi BUSINESS FRANCE auttaa yrityksiä kansainvälistymisstrategian laatimisessa tarjoamalla ammattitait

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