MILWAUKEE, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), a leading workforce solutions expert, has acquired the desk-side and end user support arm of Atos, an international leader in digital services, through its French subsidiary, Proservia.
This move builds on ManpowerGroup's existing French capabilities where Proservia serves 350 clients and combines expert talent management with proven technology capabilities. Together with ManpowerGroup Solutions' wider expertise in Germany, Poland, UK, and Sweden, this positions Proservia as a leader within the IT Infrastructure sector providing helpdesk services and desktop support. The ManpowerGroup Solutions brand has expanded rapidly over the past five years in France, and is an area of strategic focus. Proservia is a cornerstone in the critical area of IT infrastructure services and support.
Commenting on the acquisition, Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said: "This is an important step for ManpowerGroup France and ManpowerGroup globally as we further develop our strategic capabilities to help clients succeed in this rapidly changing competitive environment. Proservia will continue to source and develop the in-demand talent our clients need to seize transient competitive advantage and drive strong business performance. We look forward to continued growth as we integrate activity and expand capabilities in Europe and beyond."
Welcoming the deal, Stephane Clement, General Manager of Proservia and ManpowerGroup Solutions France commented: "We are delighted to announce this acquisition that positions Proservia in the top three End User Specialists in France and we look forward to growing the brand still further across Europe."
More than 800 employees from Atos' former Desk-side and End User Support Services will join Proservia from 1 March 2015, bringing Proservia's headcount to over 2,400 employees.
About ManpowerGroup: ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN) is the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for more than 65 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 men and women to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands – Manpower®, Experis®, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup® Solutions – we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2014, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible: www.manpowergroup.com.
About ManpowerGroup France: ManpowerGroup France provides a portfolio of services in France ranging from contingent and permanent recruitment (Manpower and Experis), outsourcing and consulting (ManpowerGroup Solutions), career management and outplacement (Right Management) and skills development, assessment and training. With 6,000 permanent employees in France, ManpowerGroup is ISO 9001-certified and generated €4 billion turnover in 2014. http://www.manpowergroup.fr/.
About Proservia: Founded in 1994 and part of ManpowerGroup since 2011, Proservia is a recognized player in the Digital Services market. Specializing in infrastructure management and user support, Proservia has 16 branches and two certified service centers. In 2013 Proservia had a turnover of €60 million with over 1,600 employees. www.proservia.fr
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