Altran, one of the largest innovation and high-tech engineering consulting firms in Europe, has plans to explore services in the field of nuclear energy. The firm sees high growth opportunities in particular in India and the Asia region, as a result of the on-going market deregulation and high energy demand. This was disclosed by Altran CEO Philippe Salle to reporters in India.
“With India planning long-term civil nuclear programmes, we see large growth opportunities here,” Salle said. The Indian office of Altran has in the past few years already expanded its expertise in nuclear energy and according to the CEO “the Indian firm is uniquely positioned to serve large Indian energy providers”. He continues: “We can offer clients an end-to-end portfolio of services, both from a technical and management consulting viewpoint”.
India important growth market for Altran
Altran has recently announced ambitious global growth plans, wherein India will play a key role. Altran aims at expanding its staff in India from 600 in the present to 2,000 employees in 2014. This growth should also be reached by acquisitions – mid-June it was announced that the consulting firm in India was close to a major acquisition.