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The history of Cofely Services

Ancienne image Cofely

Cofely Services is EQUANS' historic brand for Integrated Facility Management, energy efficiency projects, technical management and maintenance. Merged into EQUANS in July 2021, Cofely Services now combines its expertise with that of Fabricom and Axima to improve the performance and efficiency of industries, buildings, transport infrastructures and distribution networks.

Companies with intertwined destinies

March 1963

Creation of the Compagnie Générale de Chauffe (CGC). Owned at the time by Fabricom, Cie Générale de Chauffe-France and Elf. 

October 1963

CGC Belgique wins its first contract.

Ancienne photo Cofely

1973

CGC Belgique wins three major contracts in Brussels - WTC, Manhattan Center and Philips Tower. The number of employees increases from 100 to 200 in a few weeks.

1983

CGC Belgique moves to the World Trade Center to support its continued growth.

1985

CGC Belgique conquers Flanders under the name of Bekotec.

1992

Fabricom buys all the shares of CGC, which becomes Axima.

1994

Axima wins the maintenance contract for Zaventem airport.

2001

Axima becomes Axima Services, the leader in technical management and maintenance services. 

2009

Axima Services becomes Cofely Services when Gaz de France and SUEZ merge and integrate their respective maintenance companies, Cofathec and Elyo. The GDF SUEZ Energy Services entity is then created, one of GDF SUEZ's five operating divisions. In its Benelux division, Cofely Services, Fabricom, Axima Contracting and Axima Refrigeration strengthen their synergies in order to offer integrated solutions to their customers in the industrial, service and infrastructure sectors.

2012

In order to boost the visibility of this unique cluster of service providers, the Benelux entities of GDF SUEZ Energy Services merge under the umbrella brand 'Cofely': a brand 100% dedicated to B2B energy efficiency services. Fabricom then becomes Cofely Fabricom, Cofely Services remains as is and Axima (which then includes Axima Contracting, Axima Refrigeration, Thermoco and ISB) is renamed Cofely Axima, specialist in HVAC, refrigeration, air conditioning, piping and fire protection.

2013

Cofely Services celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2015

GDF SUEZ becomes ENGIE. This new name embodies the dynamics of change in the face of the challenges of the energy transition. At the same time, the Belgian entities of GDF SUEZ change their names again and become ENGIE Cofely, ENGIE Fabricom and ENGIE Axima (for the energy services division), as well as ENGIE Electrabel (for the electricity division). 

2020

In order to better support their customers in their transition to carbon neutrality, ENGIE's service entities in Belgium (ENGIE Cofely, ENGIE Fabricom and ENGIE Axima) are brought together as ENGIE Solutions, to distinguish them from their sister company ENGIE Electrabel, the Belgian market leader in energy sales and the largest producer of green electricity in Belgium.

July 2021

Creation of the EQUANS brand, leader in multi-technical services. EQUANS is now an autonomous entity within ENGIE, under the general management of Jérôme Stubler, and includes all ENGIE Group's service companies. In Belgium and Luxembourg, ENGIE Solutions, which combines the activities of ENGIE Axima, ENGIE Fabricom and ENGIE Cofely, becomes EQUANS. 

November 2021

Bouygues signs a purchase agreement with ENGIE to acquire EQUANS.

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