GDF Suez has created Cofely, a unified brand name for its energy services activities, encompassing Cofathec and Elyo in the UK and France. The creation of Cofely consolidates GDF Suez's leadership in Europe, increases its visibility and facilitates expansion in the growing market for operation and maintenance and energy solutions.
In the UK and France, the new Cofely name will replace Cofathec and Elyo with immediate effect, as the companies merge in each country, so customers benefit from the greatest possible industrial, technical and commercial synergies. The new brand will gradually be adopted by the other energy services companies within the Energy Services Business Line, including Axima and GTI in Europe.
More than half of the revenues from the Energy Services Business Line, which totalled €14bn in 2008, will be generated under the Cofely brand name; through 35,000 employees working in more than 15 countries.
"Cofely is currently the leading European brand for environmental and energy efficiency services. The new name will support the development of our Energy Services Business Line to better meet the needs of our customers, both businesses and municipalities", said Jérôme Tolot, member of the GDF Suez executive committee in charge of the Energy Services Business Line.