ALE reaffirms commitment to Alsace region
July 8, 2022
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise inaugurates new offices in Illkirch, Alsace, France.
Paris, France, July 5, 2022 - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a provider of communications, network and cloud solutions, reaffirms its commitment to the Alsace region in France with the inauguration of a new site at the Pôle de l'Innovation de Strasbourg in Illkirch, on July 1st in the presence of a number of national and local political representatives.
Nicolas Brunel, President of ALE International, Dany Jennevé, Head of the Illkirch site, and Thierry Bonnin, Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs & Strategic Partnerships at ALE, had the privilege of welcoming Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, along with Jean Rottner, President of the Grand-Est Regional Council, Pia Imbs, President of the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and Thibaud Philipps, Mayor of Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
On this occasion, Franck Riester commented:
"Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has never forgotten its roots in Alsace, where the company has chosen to establish a new site dedicated to research and innovation and that I am pleased to inaugurate today. The expertise of this world leader in network infrastructure, digital communication and cloud is a real asset for the attractiveness of Alsace and the Grand Est Region. I would like to congratulate the teams, whose commitment and extraordinary know-how are the strength of ALE.”
Recommitting to the Alsace region in 2022
Two key events have confirmed Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's commitment to the Alsace region.
Firstly, last May, ALE signed a partnership with the University of Strasbourg and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to share a Faraday cage for ICube, whose laboratory is located on the CNRS Cronenbourg campus in Strasbourg.
Secondly, on July 1st, ALE inaugurated its new offices in the Pôle de l'Innovation de Strasbourg in Illkirch (67400). To meet its employees’ new needs, the company signed a nine-year lease for 7,300 m2 that include various collaborative spaces. With its 400 employees (over half of whom are in R&D), this site becomes ALE's largest office in the world. The premises host, among others, the research and development teams for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's RainbowTM cloud collaboration solution, a global unified communications cloud, open to connected objects and artificial intelligence. The site also houses an electronics and acoustics development laboratory for the development of enterprise communications systems and terminals.
On this occasion, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Kyndryl France signed a partnership for the co-creation of tailored services using the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Rainbow™ cloud platform, enabling new digital services to be offered to businesses. In addition, Nicolas Brunel and Pia Imbs co-signed the pact for a sustainable local economy within the Eurometropole of Strasbourg.
The Illkirch site: facts & figures
Number of employees: 385 employees, including 341 managers and 44 technicians
Breakdown by organisation:
- R&D (Communication & Cloud) 56%
- Supply Chain, Purchasing, NPI: 15%
- IT & Quality: 10.6%
- Sales & Marketing: 8.6%
- Finance: 7.7%
- HR & General Services: 2%
Number of apprentice students and trainees:
- 20 apprentices, or 5,2% of the workforce, and 11 trainees
Number of shared offices and Lab spaces:
- 216 shared offices on 3 floors A1, A2, and B1
- 71 dedicated lab offices on A0
Employees’ place of residence:
- Illkirch 14%
- Eurometropolis 44%
- Outside the Eurometropolis 42%
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About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise delivers the customised technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect.
ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions with services tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact.
Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers all over the world.
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