A subsidiary of the RATP group, Ixxi has just inaugurated its implantation in Mérignac with a view to creating 50 jobs over 2 years and to opening new market and technologically innovative perspectives.
Ixxi is dedicated to developing technologies and applications for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and offers innovative solutions adapted to urban transport (systems for ticket distribution, passenger information …)
A choice guided by the digital dynamics of ITS in Bordeaux
The company, which is currently experiencing rapid growth (+ 40 new jobs in 2 years), has decided to move to Mérignac, at the heart of the Bordeaux Airport Operation in the Metropolitan Interest (l’Opération d’intérêt Métropolitain Bordeaux Aéroport), to create a subsidiary which will group together IT development systems.
Ixxi (€22 M turnover), with headquarters in the Paris region, opens its first branch in the region with 15 employees. 50 new jobs will be created over the next two years.
Ixxi is looking to develop its products relating to ticket distribution and passenger information, and chose the Bordeaux region as it possesses all the advantages a subsidiary like this needs for successful growth.
According to Pascal Auzanet, Chairman of Ixxi, “in setting up in Bordeaux, Ixxi has opted for a city that is strongly involved in the digital field, matching Ixxi’s ambition to boost its offer to the intelligent city by working on innovative territories.”
Ixxi, which is assisted by Invest in Bordeaux for its implantation project, has found highly motivated partners in the Regional Council (Conseil Régional) and Bordeaux Métropole who are capable of accompanying the company in its growth.
#French Tech: the advantages of Bordeaux’s ecosystem.
For several years now, intelligent mobility has been a priority for local public bodies who have structured an innovative industrial sector around the TOPOS cluster.
The most recent evidence of this was the organization in Bordeaux last October of the World ITS Congress.
Ixxi also rapidly integrated the Aquitaine Region ITS ecosystem by becoming a member of the TOPOS cluster and by actively contributing to Living Lab ITS launched by the Regional Council.
As an area which is highly active in the digital sector, Bordeaux Métropole boasts a local environment which is favorable to the development of new technologies. As early as 2014, the city was certified French Tech.
Bordeaux is also very active in the fields of education and research with almost 200 laboratories and some of the best engineering schools in the country.
Such assets can guarantee the presence of the highly qualified profiles that Ixxi will require for its missions. In addition, the quality of Bordeaux’s telecommunication infrastructures and the rapidity of access from Paris are truly advantageous for Ixxi.
(Source: Press release, Invest in Bordeaux )