Guaranteed know-how and soft-skills!
Thanks to its experience, its rigorous organisation, its working methods and its know-how from the conception to the realisation of projects, Cap Ingelec is now ranked among the top three engineering companies in France. Our strong growth is reflected in large-scale projects, both in France and abroad. Our development is rooted in the values of a family-owned and independent company which has made the loyalty of its employees, customer satisfaction and the culture of results its cardinal virtues. We invite you to discover the new version of our website, which is interactive and representative of our fields of activity, our references and our involvement as a responsible company that recruits, in particular young engineers who are the forerunners of our talents of tomorrow. Our signature “Engineering with a commitment” is not a promise. It is a guarantee of know-how and interpersonal skills!
Jean-Paul Calès (President)
& Matthieu Calès (Managing Director)
Engineering committed to the success of your turnkey projects
Cap Ingelec is a turnkey engineering company, created in 1992, classified B1+ by the Banque de France. This ranking, of which we are particularly proud, testifies to the confidence that our clients place in us for their complex projects, which have ensured our growth over the years. The success of our projects is based, of course, on a strong technical involvement, but also on the management skills of our teams.
Cap Ingelec is now one of the top 3 French engineering companies. Our independent company has carried out more than 20,000 turnkey engineering missions covering 4 major Strategic Business Areas (SBAs): Datacenter, Critical Facilities, Industry & Cleanrooms, Agri-Foods, wines & Spirits.
We have built our reputation on the commitment and expertise of our teams in the design and construction of complex buildings with high technical added value. Based on a recognised culture of commitment and project management, our mission is to provide Engineering & Construction solutions adapted to the requirements of our clients, giving them the guarantee of a single, trusted contact.
Commitment, team spirit, customer culture and adaptability have long been at the heart of the company’s core values.
30 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
Established in 1992 by Jean-Paul Calès along with his wife, Cap Ingelec celebrated 30 years of successfully-satisfying operations in 2022! A large, dedicated edifice retraces the company’s first 2 decades. Along the way, the company has successfully established a solid, global reputation by consistently employing its vast range of technical skills and know-how in industrial automation, and electrical/environmental engineering. We then applied our engineering know-how to project management and turn-key projects in numerous activity sectors via our various specialties: energy production, industrial processes, construction/renovation projects, datacenters, aerial navigation, hospital infrastructures, navigable routes and ports, just to name a few! Throughout all these years, we have continuously accumulated new expertise, ideas, and innovations to ensure greater energy-conservation and to maximize the use of renewable resources. Over the years, from its headquarters in Mérignac near Bordeaux, Cap Ingelec has opened many new branches: Toulouse, Paris, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, etc. Today, the engineering company has 10 branches.
Over the last few years, our expansion has accelerated having signed major new contracts including one with Evian, the largest food-processing company in France. Our export strategy is based on our Cap DC structure which was created in 2015 and includes 10 subsidiaries throughout the world. Although the company has been multiplying its engineering & construction contracts, it is organised into several major fields of activity in which it has acquired expertise and references of national and international scope.. In addition, we have developed a successful “Key Client” program to manage Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts. Cap Ingelec has consistently grown through internal and external (through the purchase of other companies).
External growth: INGENOVA (Paris)
New headquarter in Mérignac (33)
External growth: CONCEPT UEL (Grenoble)
New subsidiary CAP DC Portugal
New agency in Rennes : CAP 35
New offices in Narbonne (11)
Construction of a new building at the head-office and relocation of our Parisian branches to rue de Charenton (12th district in Paris).
Jean-Paul CALES is welcomed at the Élysée to honor the “500 Territorial Champions”.
Purchase of the “Exper’ Elec” engineering firm in Lyon specializing in complex electrical grids.
BPI France grants Cap Ingelec with the “Excellence 2019” award.
Creation of CAP DC Switzerland.
Purchase of MC2 Engineering, an electrical engineering firm in Bordeaux, France.
Creation of CAP DC Turkey.
Arizton (an American analyst) classifies Cap Ingelec among the top 50 companies on the global market for datacenters.
First general assembly with 145 employee-shareholders.
Purchase of Ceclim Solution engineering firm based in Paris.
Cap Ingelec incorporates the “New-Aquitaine Accelerators”.
Creation of CAP DC Spain.
New offices for our Lyon branch in Neyron.
Cap Ingelec celebrates 25 years and hires Top 10 French engineers.
Relocation of the Tours branch to Saint-Avertin.
Creation of CAP DC Italia, Algeria, CEMAC, and Ghana.
Creation of a new international subsidiary dedicated to datacenters: CAP DC.
Creation of CAP DC ACO and CAP DC Maroc.
Launching of an apprenticeship program for young engineering graduates.
2011 - 2013
Ernst & Young awards Cap Ingelec the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the South-West region.
Cap Ingelec is awarded 3rd place in the “Growth” category.
Objective Aquitaine magasine grants Cap Ingelec the “Talent 2011” award.
20 year celebration.
New office in Brest.
Launching of the “EVIAN 2015” industrial project.
Purchase of the Ascari engineering group located in Reims and Tours and which specializes in buildings and structures.
Relocation of the Toulouse branch to Colomiers.
Deloitte Technology Fast awards Ascari a favorable mention for the South-West region.
Corporate responsibility award.
The first French engineering company labelled by the European Commission for its datacenters’ energy-efficiency.
Cap Ingelec designs the first “zero energy” high school in Bègles, France.
Cap Ingelec has 170 employees including 90 engineers.
Purchase of the Parisian “Secath Concept” technical design office specializing in fluids.
Cap Ingelec ranked among the top 150 high-growth/profitable companies.
ISO 9001 quality management certification.
Opening of the West Paris office in Chatou.
Cap Ingelec is ranked among the top 100 profitable companies.
A new branch in Aix-en-Provence.
Over 130 employees.
A new branch in Lyon.
In March 2005, the company’s head-office is visited by the SMC Minister and is granted the “Gazelles” appellation.
Opening of the Champs-sur-Marne branch in the Paris region.
Inauguration of the new head-office in Saint-Jean-d’Illac.
80 engineers and technicians employed in 4 different branches.
The company celebrated 10 years of operations!
Creation of the first branch in Toulouse.
Opening of a plant in Nantes.
Creation of the company in Mérignac with 5 employees.
Creation of the holding company, Calès Participation, the future Calès Technologies.
The first major industrial contract: relocation of the Grands Moulins plant from Paris to Gennevilliers.