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22.1%of revenue
in 2017

Technological challenges

For the coming years, the automotive sector will focus its R&D efforts on three priorities: ramp up the development of electric vehicles, develop advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, and lastly, deploy mobility services. On the other hand, manufacturers are taking advantage of the e-commerce boom to invest in the distribution market.

The arrival of new approval cycles (WLTP, RDE, etc.) and regulations concerning emissions (Euro6c, 95g CO2/km in 2020) has pushed car manufacturers to step up the deployment of “electrified” powertrains (hybrid and plug-in hybrid).

There is also technological competition in the advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) market, as companies aim to develop fully autonomous cars. They are focusing their efforts on perfecting ADAS detection systems, artificial intelligence, vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication and vehicle to infrastructure (V2i) communication.

With the widespread access to smartphones, we are also observing the development of mobility services such as Blablacar, OuiCar or Uber, these new IT players, primarily start-ups. According to the consulting firm Ptolemus, this market is estimated to reach $350 billion by 2020. The widespread development of e-commerce has also brought consumers closer to producers: car manufacturers and equipment suppliers are now eyeing the distribution sector.

ALTEN added value

  • More than 4,200 ALTEN consultants are actively employed in our subsidiaries in France and abroad for projects with the largest European manufacturers and automobile suppliers.

  • The added value of our work revolves around three main lines:

    • The ability to mobilise resources, to engage in projects and rapidly adapt forms of delivery;
    • Our expertise in specialised areas such as engine management and passenger compartment electronics (infotainment);
    • Our approach in this sector is both transversal (makers and suppliers) and international (France, Germany, Sweden, the USA, India, China).
    • ALTEN’s presence in India and China gives us the platform from which to support the future local programs of several of our customers in the auto industry, both in the areas of design and via the establishment of new production centres.

Product & Service Supply

  • Electrical and electronic systems

    • Telematics
    • Infotainment
    • Security ADAS
    • Connected vehicles
    • Autonomous vehicles
  • Chassis and suspensions systems

  • Powertrain environment (engine and gearbox)

    • Internal combustion engines
    • Hybrid engines
    • Electric engines
  • Management and oversight of QCDP projects

  • Manufacturing & Supply-chain


range of services

ALTEN offers different service levels to provide the best response to clients’ needs

Alten's 3 services

  • Engineering and Technology Consultancy

    77%of revenue
    in 2017

    Studies and conception of technological products, for technical divisions in industry.

  • Networks, Telecoms and Multimedia

    15%of revenue
    in 2017

    Engineering for product design (terminals or networking equipment) Network architecture, deployment and operation.

  • Information Systems

    8%of revenue
    in 2017

    Customised development of IT systems, for information systems departments in industry, telecoms and the service sector.

ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting, provides support for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of innovation, R&D and it systems.

Its 24,700 top engineers carry out studies and conception projects for the technical and information systems divisions of large corporate clients in the industrial, telecommunications and services sectors.


R&D work Improving the range of electric vehicles

On 25 October 2012, ALTEN was awarded the 2012 National Engineering Grand Prix (GPNI), in the Industry category for its R&D work in the field of energy production and storage. GPNI, a prestigious label that rewards inventiveness, technology and innovation The purpose of GPNI is to highlight innovative engineering projects in the fields of industry, energy, […]



At the request of a Japanese manufacturer, ALTEN deployed its first automobile work package in Belgium in 2012. After a four-month consultation process, the manufacturer chose the Group ahead of several major engineering firms to support this development. On this occasion, the manufacturer implemented its very first Service Centre for Engine MAP (Development) engineering activities, […]

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