One Group, two branches, and a dual growth strategy
Somfy Activities and Somfy Participations
Somfy Activities is the world leader in the automatic control of openings and closures in homes and buildings, and puts automatic control at the heart of the transformation of people's living environments. The solutions it offers to improve comfort, security and energy efficiency can be seen today in homes, offices, stores and public spaces, and are constantly finding new applications in our daily lives.
Driven by a strong innovation culture and new societal and environmental challenges posed by buildings, Somfy Activities is pursuing its ambition to serve every market and every need a building may have for automatic controls by developing new technologies and increasing the functionality of its solutions.
To implement this strategy, Somfy Activities is speeding up its deployment on the international front through a distribution network which is alert to its professional customers' needs, and diversifying its Business Models in order to serve each market and each region with differentiated offers and commercial structures.
In line with its entrepreneurial values, Somfy created an investment branch in January 2008 in order to consolidate the Group's strategy of sustainable, profitable growth. Somfy Participations invests in companies that operate outside Somfy's core business, preferably through LBO, expansion capital and transmission capital deals.
Somfy Participations invests in companies undergoing change or transition (development, internationalization, transmission etc) whose projects require the involvement of long-term shareholders. As a shareholder committed to business development and performance, Somfy Participations' ambition, beyond the financial aspect, is also to help their management teams move forward, and to back them in their strategic projects.
Dynamic management of its investments and development of its investment portfolio are the main levers for creating value.