In 1990, they are four friends, start working in the fields of instrumentation, electricity and automatism for Industry. Since then, 2 500 employees have shared this entrepreneurial adventure. In the space of 30 years, the Lyon-based automation and instrumentation company has become a multi-trade engineering and automation company serving process industries on a national and international scale.

Since 2017, our reference shareholder has been the SNEF Group, a solid and independent French company for 115 years.

  • 2020
    Opening of a branch in Switzerland
  • 2019
    Signing of the largest turnkey project with Shepherd
  • 2018
    Integration of Air Consult Engineering (Belgium), ATEIM (Dunkirk), DI Ingénierie (Valenciennes) and Chleq Froté (Paris)
  • 2017
    The SNEF Group becomes the reference shareholder
  • 2015
    Integration of Ekium AMIO (Africa Middle east Indian Ocean
  • 2008
    Creation of the Ekium brand
  • 2007
    The investment fund Platina Participations becomes the reference shareholder
  • 1990
    Creation of Cira Concept

Key Figures

Solid financial results 

M€ turnover

Evolution of the workforce and turnover

Turnover extended by activity

A Safety & Quality culture

Our teams are continually mobilized to ensure the reliability of our interventions thanks to shared vigilance.


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Talks per year


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On-site HSE visits

Data for the year 2019


Severity rate


Risk situations reported

Data for the year 2019

The engineering and automation company Ekium is organized into Operations, Regions and Agencies to carry out the projects entrusted by our Clients. Transversal players and partners in Operations contribute to the success of the projects: Sales Department, Human Resources Department, Administrative and Financial Department and Quality-Hygiene-Security-Environment-Radioprotection (QHSE) Department. The roles, missions, responsibilities and powers associated with management functions are described in a formal job description and/or mission statement.

The QHSE Department manages Ekium’s quality, safety and radiation protection organization. It is composed of a department dedicated to strategy, working directly with the General Management, and a department dedicated to operational support, working directly with the Regional and Agency Departments.


A Culture Driven by Innovation

Our customers benefit from pragmatic solutions thanks to projects carried out with our employees, schools and partners:


Digital Workshop


Events per year 


Visitors per year 



In collaboration with EDF, we have developed a solution to improve the performance and efficiency of integrated safety systems for fire fighting. A patent has been filed, this solution is intended to be produced on a large scale.

Corporate Social
Responsibility & Compliance

Corporate Social Responsibility

It applies to our economic relations with our partners, as well as to our structures, through the ethical management of our resources. We build career paths adapted to each individual, so as to meet individual and collective needs. We have set up a listening and advisory unit to support employees in their efforts or questions related to disability.

We protect the health of our teams and ensure well-being in the professional environment by applying a system for the prevention and treatment of psychosocial risks developed with our staff representative bodies and occupational medicine.

To be consistent with its CSR policy and its commitment to society, Ekium is committed to responsible purchasing. To this end, we include CSR selection criteria in our purchasing decisions and in our choice of suppliers, subcontractors and service providers.

Aware of the desire of the younger generation to take action against climate change, engineering companies are initiating an unprecedented collective approach and are adopting a climate charter.

Ethics & Compliance

Ethics & Compliance

“Since its foundation, honesty, integrity, risk management, loyalty and respect for the rules of free competition and the rejection of corruption have been values constantly applied by the Snef Group as part of its governance of actions and behaviour.
These values have been built up over time and form the culture of the company. We pass them on internally in our management principles and externally in our relationships with our partners[…]”.

Extract from the editorial of the SNEF Group Code of Conduct, by Stéphane CORTEEL, Managing Director.

In order to meet its legal obligations to combat corruption and anti-competitive practices, the SNEF Group has set up a system to combat corruption and anti-competitive practices based on :

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Sponsoring & Patronage
  • Gifts & invitations
  • Sales agents
  • Countries, companies and individuals under international sanctions
  • Alert system.

Like all Snef Group subsidiaries, Ekium applies this system and is committed in its CSR policy to :

  • Refuse any order of a discriminatory nature
  • Not promising money or other benefits to our stakeholders
  • Control the risks of our business through our Integrated Management System (IMS) and our steering committees
  • Apply our responsible purchasing policy