"We live in an increasingly connected world. This has caused our customers to think about their businesses differently, just as we do."
Managing Director, VINCI Energies Italia
What activities does VINCI Energies in Italy carry out?
VINCI Energies has a presence in Italy through different brands: Elphi VM, which specialises in electrical systems, Telematic Solutions, which operates in the space industry, Omexom, an infrastructure and low and high voltage specialist, and lastly SKE and VINCI Facilities, both of which offer facility management services, VINCI Facilities in the tertiary/industrial sectors and SKE for American military bases.
What’s the Italian market like?
The economic situation in Italy is still challenging, even if a few sectors such as industry and ICT have improved.
In this context, the problems facing Italian companies mainly concern controlling costs: how to keep doing well with nothing, how to improve without resources. If prices dominate the market, I think our commitment to our emphasis on our qualities, agility, professionalism, the quality of our services and our ability to offer custom solutions to each customer can make a difference.
How is VINCI Energies organised in Italy?
Like elsewhere in VINCI Energies, we are organised into business units. Each one specialises in an industry and a branch of the market. These entities have strong local roots and are directed by business unit managers who enjoy great amounts of autonomy to develop their potential and activities.
This approach allows us to have a deep understanding of the market, to anticipate developments and, first and foremost, to be there right alongside our customers. Only by doing so can we quickly adapt to their needs.
How do you think our services will evolve in the coming years?
We live in an increasingly connected world. This has caused our customers to think about their businesses differently, just as we do: BIM (Building Information Modelling), for example, will facilitate the scheduling of maintenance interventions.
In Europe, Italy is one of the countries inspired by this digital change, and the government is pushing towards this direction.
Another important theme which we should invest in over the coming years in Italy is an energy transition: how to make buildings more efficient, how to maintain an effective energy supply which is sustainable and affordable.