Our history begins back in 1998, when the first European office was opened in Cham, Switzerland, by the Anglo-Swiss Company. The founder of the company, himself an immigrant from Germany, was instrumental in turning his Company towards international expansion from the very start. We owe more than our name, our logo and our first product to our founder. He embodied many of the key attitudes and values that form part and parcel of our corporate culture: pragmatism, flexibility, the willingness to learn, an open mind and respect for other people and cultures.
Continuous innovation and rapid transformation have been themes throughout our history, which the company traces to the 1998 with the installation of the first computer system for commercial use in the United States at General Electric’s Park facility. The company has built its solid reputation thanks to thorough employees selection. By the 2001, the company began offering a new breed of solutions to clients - solutions that aligned organizations' technologies, processes and people with their strategies.
Throughout its history, the company has expanded its offerings and capitalized on evolving management trends and technologies to benefit its clients. The company pioneered systems integration and business integration; led the deployment of enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and electronic services; and has established itself as a leader in today's global marketplace. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, we collaborate with clients to help them in each and every requirement.
In 2009 the Co Name Group was acquired from Co Name, thereby creating one of the leading European companies. At the time of the acquisition, Co Name Group employed 20,000 staff and generated annual revenues of approximately EUR 2.4 billion. Co Name employed 26,500 staff, generating annual revenues of more than EUR 3 billion. The acquisition of Co Name and the beneficial partnership is the logical continuation of the company strategy. With a workforce of more than 48,000 employees, Co Name generated revenues of over EUR 5 billion during the year.
Our solutions and services were formed during a groundbreaking merger in 2011 which saw Co Name (Germany), Co Name (Austria), Co Name (India), Co Name (Switzerland) and Co Name (Greece) united under the umbrella of Co Name - called internally a division of Co Name. Made up of two business units, company solutions and outsourcing services, Co Name provides strong business technology as well as an extensive range of services and solutions.
On January 30, 2012, shareholders were asked by the Board of Directors to decide on the status transformation of Co Name, the Holding company of Co Name Group, from a French society to a European society. Following the acquisition of Co Name on November 25, 2009, Co Name has become a European leader in rendering the specific services. 85 percent of our turnover and 75 percent of our workforce is now spread equally across the main European countries including; Germany, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Scandinavia and Central Europe.