16th July 2019 – Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, announces that it has completed the acquisition of dg8 design and engineering through its own subsidiary Icomera UK. Founded in 2008, dg8 is a well-established and widely respected design and engineering group based in Derby, UK. Its creative and versatile team are experienced in delivering design-led projects from concept to implementation. dg8 has primarily worked with clients in the rail transport sector and its team has extensive experience of the rail vehicle market, working at all tiers of the supply chain.
Icomera is known as the world’s leading provider of Passenger Wi-Fi for public transport, connecting millions of users and tens of thousands of vehicles to the Internet every day around the globe. This service increases the attractiveness of public transport to the benefit of the environment. In addition to Wi-Fi for passengers, Icomera’s connectivity offering is part of the digitalisation of public transport, which is key to improving the appeal of green mobility and reducing operating and maintenance costs. The skills of dg8 and Icomera are part of ENGIE’s desire to offer the transport sector, as well as all major energy-consuming sectors, a complete solution for operators in their own digital and energy evolutions. ENGIE supports its clients through an integrated services approach in this transition to zero carbon.
“The acquisition of dg8 strengthens Icomera’s ability to deliver the truly interconnected eco-systems of onboard systems and services required for fully realising the potential of the connected vehicle for passengers and operators,” said Dave Palmer, Managing Director of Icomera UK. “Icomera and dg8 have successfully collaborated on many projects previously and now the closer integration of the teams makes us even stronger digital partners for our clients.”
“Our expertise has always allowed us to give our clients concepts that can be turned into real solutions. By joining ENGIE Ineo, we are consolidating our expertise and resources” said Mark Hoptroff, Director of dg8. “We are eager to offer ever more innovative and high-quality solutions”.
dg8 will operate as a separate professional services business unit of Icomera UK and its 33 designers and engineers will continue to work from their current facility in Derby. The team will support system integration and consultancy projects, mechanical and electrical design work, and fabrication and installation services.
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, committed to promoting green mobility. Serving millions of Wi-Fi users worldwide, our award-winning technology makes public transport a better, safer, more attractive option for passengers, supporting our mission to help contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions of 3.5 million metric tons by 2022. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. www.icomera.com
About ENGIE Ineo
As a creator of solutions for connected urban areas and neighbourhoods (electrical solutions, communications and information systems), ENGIE Ineo has more than 15,000 employees working to meet the needs of a changing world. In 2018, it reported revenues of €2.4 billion.
With a network of 300 facilities in France and abroad, ENGIE Ineo’s teams innovate to support their customers in the energy and digital transition. They support them in transport, telecommunications and energy infrastructures projects, service sector and industrial projects, as well as security and defence projects. From design through to production, maintenance and operation, ENGIE Ineo’s experts imagine and anticipate tomorrow’s needs by developing solutions combining technical and cost-effective performance. ENGIE Ineo is part of the ENGIE Group, one of the leading energy companies worldwide. www.engie-ineo.fr
About dg8 design and engineering
Founded in 2008, dg8 design & engineering ltd is an established design and engineering group based in Derby, UK. Its creative and versatile group of designers and engineers are experienced in delivering design-led projects from concept to implementation.
dg8 mainly works with clients in the rail transport sector and its team has extensive experience of the rail vehicle market, working at all tiers of the supply chain. www.dg8design.com