History and structure of the Group

The build-up of the IGE+XAO Group is the result of a deliberate policy centered on steady and controlled acquisitions. This has led to a complete range of Electrical CAD software packages.




IGE+XAO joins the Schneider Electric Group.



Creation of a subsidiary in India


Creation of a subsidiary in Belgium

Creation of a sales office in Moscow, Russia


Creation of a subsidiary in Greece

Creation of a subsidiary in Brazil 


Acquisition of the remaining 51% of IGE+XAO Danmark A/S
Acquisition of 80% of Prosyst SAS
Headquarters moving-out to ZAC Ramassiers - Colomiers


Creation of a new office in Tarnow, Poland


Creation of a subsidiary in Turkey


Launching of a wide Chinese sales network based on 3 IGE+XAO commercial agencies and 14 business partners
Creation of a new office in Wadowice, Poland


Creation of a subsidiary in Madagascar


Creation of a subsidiary in Morocco


Creation of a subsidiary in China
Creation of a development subsidiary in Tunisia


Creation of S2E CONSULTING with the Sogeclair Group
Creation of EHMS with Labinal
Acquisition of Compodata


Creation of a subsidiary in the USA
Creation of a sales office in Nanjing, China
Purchase of Hibatec, Switzerland
Signature of a wordlwide partnership with Schneider Electric


Purchase of the remaining 49% of CAE Development Aps shares.


Signature of a technical and commercial partnership with Dassault Systèmes with regards to the design of electrical harnesses.


Acquisition of 19% of the French company Anyware Technologies SA, created less than two years ago and whose speciality is a software workshop to develop computer applications for the Internet.
Creation of a second commercial agency in Munchengladbach (Germany).


Acquisition of several companies:
- the Dutch company TESSDATA BV,
- the Danish company CAE DEVELOPMENT APS (51% of the capital),
- and a further Danish company CADdy DENMARK A/S (49% of the capital)
Creation of the SA SEE PL@NET, 90% held by the Company, in which the objective is to ensure the development and marketing of software programmes for use on the Internet


Acquisition of a Calculation Software from SOCOTEC
Creation of a subsidiary  in Germany
Distribution of the first dividends


Creation of a subsidiary in the UK
Launching of the new generation of the company's software packages (SEE range, Software for Electrical Engineering) comprising the programmes SEE 4000, SEE 3000 and SEE 2000 dedicated to large industries, to PME/PMI and small enterprises respectively
New organisation based on a new company project ( SEE WORLDWIDE )


IGE+XAOChairman change: Mr. Alain Di Crescenzo succeeds Mr. Charles Baudron
Creation of two commercial agencies, one in a suburb of London (England) and the other in Toronto (Canada)


Listing of IGE+XAO on the 'Nouveau Marché' of the Paris Bourse
Creation of a sales subsidiary in Canada
Creation of different sales offices in Madrid (Spain), in Tournai (Belgium) and in Rastatt (Germany)
Acquisition of Schneider Electric Group and its CAO Electrical business called Handel which is at the very heart of different brands ( Handel, Hcontrol and Hdesign)


Setting-up of the IGE+XAO Holding
Creation of a sales subsidiary in Gdansk (Poland)
Take-over of IA Micro and its Win-Elec software. Acquisition of 34% of the shares of Vectra Informatique a distributor of computing equipment, ensuring on behalf of the group, services for hardware equipment. Acquisition of Mayridis Voyages becoming the group's internal travel agent


Opening of a sales representative office in Germany
Creation of a development subsidiary in Bulgaria


Opening of a sales representative office in Spain (Barcelona)
Creation of the Company "La Foliothèque", a subsidiary whose business is the electronic re-copying of existing electrical plans, using the Group's software products


Take-over of Alpage Ingénierie, designer of Alpage-Elec, the electrical CAD software on AutoDesk©'s graphic editor (AutoCad©)

Opening of a sales subsidiary in Italy


Take-over of XAO Industry, a company specialising in Electrical CAD software products for work-stations and originating from one of Amine's research centres. The product designed by this company, Xelec, is a sophisticated product which has resulted in an increase in the number of customers in large industrial groups.
Group's key figures : 3,600 licenses sold, sales of € 6.1 millions.


Opening of an agency in the Paris area.


Creation of a programming structure in Krakow (Poland) in co-operation with the local university.


The Regional Institute for Industrial Development (IRDI) invests in IGE S.A., acquiring 25% of the Capital.



Mr. Charles Baudron and J Marc Lalane establish the company IGE S.A. and designs "Schema" software package.



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