Assessment and prospects of the rising French Tech
The energy transition, a major challenge for companies
Paris, May 2022 – The latest IPCC report calls on companies to reduce their energy consumption. At the same time, their finances are being severely impacted by the inflation of energy prices and the carbon tax. In this environmental and economic context, where energy efficiency is a key issue, EFICIA, a global and innovative French Tech, supports companies wishing to reduce their ecological impact while optimizing their productivity. The company takes stock of its activity and announces its short- and long-term ambitions.
Innovative French Tech
Founded in 2013 by a young entrepreneur, Alric MARC, EFICIA is one of the most innovative French Techs, specializing in energy management for commercial buildings. The company is developing an offer that is still exclusive on the market today: a global and 100% integrated solution capable of optimizing the operation of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting equipment in real time thanks to exclusive intelligent algorithms and a team of energy specialists available around the clock. This offer combines technology, software and human expertise.
“When EFICIA was launched, for the first time a smart building player offered to support large companies by outsourcing the end-to-end energy issue. Today, we are still the only ones to do so on the French market. We support our customers throughout the entire process of technical energy management of their buildings by optimizing energy expenses through a global system. Because pointing out malfunctions and making recommendations for use is not enough, our energy specialists work permanently, 24/7, alongside our clients on the operation of their facilities to maximize savings, ensure the comfort of building occupants – employees and clients – while ensuring a return on investment,” explains Alric Marc, founder and president of EFICIA.
Since its creation, Eficia has raised more than 2 million euros and has expanded internationally with a presence in Spain and Italy. The company manages the energy performance of more than 3,000 buildings across Europe. Over the last 12 months, its expertise has helped save about 50,000 MegaWh, equivalent to the consumption of a city like Biarritz or Orly (~23,000 inhabitants). EFICIA’s clients already include such big names as Stellantis, Cultura, EDF, Villages Club du Soleil, Darty, Leroy Merlin and many others.
On the strength of these first years of success and supported by a favorable economic context (ELAN law / tertiary decree, BACS decree, etc.), EFICIA wishes to continue its expansion by strengthening its international development. The company has set itself the goal of quadrupling its workforce by 2025 and expanding its network of partners. After conquering the world of retailers, it is now also looking at other markets such as communities, logistics sites, offices and factories. Technological developments are also underway as EFICIA is currently working on a new, more cross-functional offer as well as a new service exclusive to the market.
“We are proud to be able to support professionals in their efforts to make their buildings more environmentally friendly. The success of EFICIA’s first years has been confirmed and the new legislation is an opportunity to help companies accelerate their energy transition while optimizing their technical operations and productivity” explains Alric Marc. “The economic context and global environmental challenges are in line with our development ambitions and point to a bright future for the company.”