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Acrelec is a global technology company focused on reinventing the customer experience for restaurant and retail brands. Leveraging decades of software, hardware and service expertise, we develop and integrate new platforms that increase customer engagement, optimize efficiency and improve operations. Our 900 employees around the globe collaborate with our customers and partners to design, create and build the world’s leading smart stores. Never satisfied with the status quo, our passion is in delivering breakthroughs that drive business results.

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Our Philosophy

Acrelec is a global technology company focused on reinventing the customer experience for restaurant and retail brands. Leveraging decades of software, hardware and service expertise, we develop and integrate new platforms that increase customer engagement, optimize efficiency and improve operations. Our 900 employees around the globe collaborate with our customers and partners to design, create and build the world’s leading smart stores. Never satisfied with the status quo, our passion is in delivering breakthroughs that drive business results.

About Acrelec in numbers

17

Offices

275

Projects

900

Employees

68

Clients

Steering Committee

Jacques Mangeot

CEO

Jalel Souissi

CEO

Ira Prifti

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Semi Sdiri

RETAIL DIRECTOR

Christophe Naillot

CFO

Patrick Boulet

INDUSTRIAL DIRECTOR

Daniel Tomasescu

CTO

Thibaud Denolle

INNOVATION & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Bruno Lo-Ré

FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR

Managing Directors

Benoit Dupuit

MANAGING DIRECTOR FRANCE

Anna Warren

MANAGING DIRECTOR UK & IRELAND & DAPH

Javier Alba

MANAGING DIRECTOR IBERIA & ITALIA

Thomas Happe

COUNTRY MANAGER GERMANY

Terence TAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR ASIA PACIFIC

Joska DE JONG

MANAGING DIRECTOR BENELUX

Markku Nopanen

MANAGING DIRECTOR NORDICS & BALTICS

Our Story

Acrelec is first and foremost a meeting between Jacques Mangeot and Jalel Souissi, two former McDonald’s employees. “We met in 1989 in Chicago when we were both working for McDonald’s on a huge project” recalls Jacques. A few years later, after observing evolutions in the QSR (Quick service restaurant) industry, they decided to buy Acrelec, a 10 employees’ company that was manufacturing robust equipments for the electrical industry. We are in 2004 and the word “digital” doesn’t exist yet but this is exactly what they are aiming to do by providing innovative technology solutions to reimagine the customer experience in restaurant and retails brands.

 

From their humble beginnings, they remember this call for bids from a major French company for which they decided to install their prototype right where everyone in that company had their coffee break while the competition brought 10 representatives to do a PowerPoint presentation for their proposal. “It was just Jalel and I with our prototype ready to take orders and we thought we lost it, but we received a call the next day that we had won the bid!”

 

Fast forward to today, Acrelec counts over 40,000 installations around the world (ironically enough a lot of them can be found at McDonald’s) in 70 countries and over 800 employees, has 2 manufacturing plants, a 60 people software division. But its success relies on the very same approach, a customer centric mindset that allows the company to move fast in order to adapt to the ever-changing customer needs.

 

In 2020, Glory Global Solutions invested in $223 million in Acrelec capital.

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