5 engineers from a large Oil Group joined forces with Jean-Claude AMBLARD to found SPC Consultants. The company set up in Lyon and developed excellent skills and knowledge in automation and industrial IT applied to businesses such as Chemichal, Petrochemicals and Energy. SPC Consultants already had very good skills in Process Control (DCS) and in architecture of industrial information systems, and so from the start became an independent pioneer in the integration of the LIMS (laboratory information management system) software packages.
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For 30 years, the SPC Group has accompanied its clients in the computerization projects of their industrial activity, and more recently in their digitalization. During this long period, we have greatly progressed with technologies. The Industry 4.0 era is now a vast terrain for a structure like ours that must anticipate the evolution of our clients’ business requirements and at the same time identify and choose the « tools » which will best satisfy these needs. This period has also been marked by hundreds of projects which have convinced us that the major human and organizational challenges are at the heart of this technological revolution. The approach to accompany our clients has been progressively developed in order to address these many challenges in each of our missions. Our offer is multifaceted i.e. business, industrial IT and organization, which are all integral parts of our domains of expertise.
The importance of people in the durable performance of companies is also key in the daily life of the SPC Group. Our performance is the result of a collective group of people who are strongly attached to important values such as listening carefully, apprenticeship, sharing everything, working together and innovation. These help ensure that our company remains strong with the best quality of service.
The wealth of skills and knowledge of our Group enable us to anticipate the future serenely. In a world which is constantly and rapidly evolving, we are proud to continue to live the dream of the founders of SPC Consultants by continuing an activity based on expertise and savoir-faire within a company which is independent, respectful of human values, and committed to excellence.
« Our objective isn’t to be the leader ‘at any price’ but to be unique. Come and see us and judge for yourselves! »
Encouraging better industrial performance for 30 years
To address the expectations of its major clients, SPC created a training organization (SPC Formation) and enriched our service portfolio offering varied training courses: customized courses, sessions from a catalogue, dynamic training simulators, and seminars, etc. The training activity became a showcase for all the Group’s expertise (industrial IT, laboratory and quality control IS, process control). The first seminar was dedicated to LIMS.
With the new CEO, Daniel LOUIS-ANDRE, SPC developed a new offer dedicated to MES (Manufacturing Execution System) which would become the center of its expertise in industrial IT. The « Life sciences » sector represented almost 30% of the turnover and the « Laboratories & Quality » expertise more than 45%.
Having been in their new premises for a year (Inopolis Business Park), SPC decided to organize the company around 3 businesses: consulting, integration and training. SPC’s turnover passed the 5 M€ mark.
With the idea of continued growth, in 2011 SPC Consultants extended their « Laboratories & Quality » IS expertise, and the Group opened a new branch in Massy, near Paris.
Thierry LACOMBE became CEO of the Group and at the same time SPC Consultants celebrated its 30th anniversary and SPC Formation its 25th anniversary. A new chapter began during which the SPC Group confirmed its position as a major actor in the Industry 4.0 concept, by accompanying digital transformation projects for its industrial clients. SPC’s turnover reached 10 M€.
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