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How we started out

The Ayming Group was born in June, 1986

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1986

ALMA Intervention is founded in a small office in Asnières, France, at first providing tax expertise (business taxes, local taxes, etc.) and soon followed by social expertise (social contribution auditing, etc.).

Starting in June 1986, its staff expands to 30 by December.

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1991

Receives accreditation from the OPQCM (Professional Qualification Office for Business Consulting).

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1996

ALMA is named one of the "Companies of the Decade" (a trophy awarded by Bain & Companie / l'Expansion) for having increased its turnover through recurring business.

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1997

An ISO 9001 certification is awarded to all of ALMA Group’s activities.

The first offices are opened abroad.

The company has now 190 employees.

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1998

The ALMA Group is acquired by Novexel, specialised in bonus, aid and subvention engineering.

Acquisition of IP Stratégies, a Brussels based company specialised in growth projects and strategies.

Opening of the Spanish office in Madrid.

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1999

Acquisition of AP Group which today includes AP Consultants, operating in social cost savings and F. Initiatives, which is based in Nogent and carries out tax credit specific audits (research and training).

2001/2001

Alma Intervention becomes Alma Consulting Group.

In 2000, a new ISO 9001 Certification is awarded to all of ALMA Group’s activities.

The company now has 350 employees.

2004

Acquisitions of SAD and Thermotique

Opening of the Polish office in Warsaw.

2005

Acquisition of Axio Pologne, C.F.C. Experts, and Cristal Décisions which specialised in Operations Performance.

2006

Acquisitions of IRH (Acciline: AT tracking), Andéléa (Prevention), Winter Associés (Planning), Cegape, and Saving Point (Operating Costs).

A new ISO 9001 certification is awarded.

2007

Acquisitions of SERFI (Management apps client workstation), and NACC (purchase of receivables)

Launch of the 1st Barometer for Absenteeism and Commitment in France.

Opening of the UK and Canadian offices.

2008

Acquisition of Sté Alturia (Insurance consulting services), and Pinchevsky which specialised in obtaining tax credits for research and based in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

The Parisian offices transfer to France’s first High Environmental Quality building in Gennevilliers.

2009

Acquisition of Sogeder.

2010

Alma adheres to the United Nations’ Global Compact.

2012

The group is present in 10 countries and has 15,000 customers.

2015

Acquisition of LowendalMasaï, expanding the group’s presence in China, Japan, Germany and Italy.

A new ISO 9001 certification is awarded.

2016

The group rebrands to Ayming.

Creation of Ayming Slovensko and Ayming USA.

Ayming becomes a patron of the Chaillot Theater, Paris, and launches the Business Performance Awards.

2017

Capital magazine ranks Ayming one of the best consulting firms.

2nd edition of the Business Performance Awards.

2018

Launch of the Ayming Institute and release of its first publication: "Absenteeism: Red Alert".

Opening of the Irish and Dutch offices.

2019

Once again, Ayming is named one of the best consulting firms by Capital magazine.

3rd edition of the Business Performance Awards.

Key figures

7m
People covered by our HR software
>€1bn
of additional financing capacity generated/year
>15,000
R&D and innovation projects/year
€300m
in HR savings/year
€50m
tax savings/year
Introduction to Ayming
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We are business performance experts who combine highly specialised knowledge – across a range of fields – with hands-on collaboration, to enable our clients and their people to go further. We are 1300 employees operating in 15 countries across Europe and North America, and have a proven track record of providing leadership and sharing insight that stretches back over 30 years. Through extraordinary relationships we have achieved extraordinary results. By focusing on innovation, operations and people, we are proven to deliver a return on investment: in research and development funding alone, we generate €1,1bn a year for our clients. Together we go further.

Together we go further.

We bring new energy to our clients by helping improve decision-making at all levels, increasing funding and decreasing costs whilst building trust and a supportive environment of continual improvement. It is a collaborative, human approach mixed with digital efficiency.

Through extraordinary relationships we have achieved extraordinary results, and our confidence in our work means we frequently offer to share risk and reward with our clients. Our relationships are built to last; many stretch back over a decade.