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|Type||Joint-Stock company (JSC)|
|Founded||Rueil-Malmaison, France (2009)|
|Products||Fax machines, Multi-Functional Printers, Routers and Gateways, Set-Top-Boxes, DECT and Corded Telephones, Electronic Meters|
|Revenue||1.400m EUR (FY 2010)|
|Owners||Carlyle Group and Sagecom Employees|
|Employees||6,000 (FY 2010)|
SAGEMCOM is a French company that operates on markets of broadband (broadband and residential terminals), management of documents (printing terminals, software and solutions, digital production workflow), digital set-top boxes (satellite, cable, terrestrial and IP TV) and telecom and energy (M2M, telecommunications infrastructure, smartgrid and metering).
The four official divisions are named: Sagemcom Broadband, Sagemcom Documents, Sagemcom Digital Set-Top Box and Sagemcom Energy & Telecom.
Sagem Communication was the original name for what is now SAGEMCOM (Although still called 'Sagem Communication' at times) . It was part of the SAGEM (a major French company involved in defence electronics, consumer electronics and communication systems).
In 2008, the SAGEM group spun-off its communications and mobile telephony businesses (known simply as: Sagem Mobile) to focus on core company values.
The mobile phone business was called: SAGEM Wireless.
The broadband business was called: SAGEM Communication.
In 2008 The Gores Group became the major stakeholder of the company.
In order to distinguish from other "Sagem" companies and to reflect the separation the name and logo was again changed into 'Sagemcom' in 2009.
Today, Sagemcom is majority-owned by The Carlyle Group and a minority shares belong to company employees.
The Broadband business division accounts for 419 m € of the companies turnover in 2010. The division offers a wide range of products, broadband terminals, DECT wireless terminals, connected screens and radios as well as software solutions, and simplifying the installation and management of these different devices on the local digital network.
Sagemcom claims it is a European leader for broadband terminals.
The Documents Business Group provides solutions in the field of imaging and documents: analysis, management, printing, communication, filing, display. The business unit provides a multifold portfolio in areas such as consumer fax (inventor of the Phonefax) as well as professional faxes, printers, multifunction terminals, software solutions for document management and communication, and also imaging (one of the Europeans leaders in digital photoframes). Its headquarters are in France, on Sagemcom Osny campus.
Digital Set-Top Box Division
The company launched its first digital set-top boxes in 1996, and was the first in the world to deploy MPEG4 single-chip terminals in November 2005. The business unit offers a wide range of products, for all transmission media (satellite, cable, terrestrial and IP TV), from basic low-end STBs with limited functions – also known as 'zapper' boxes – to advanced twin-tuner High Definition MPEG4 digital TV receivers with integrated Hard Disk Drive (Personal Video Recorders). Sagem Communications is Europe's leading STB manufacturer for digital terrestrial and IP TV.
Energy & Telecom Division
This activity also relies on two axis:
- Communication: with machine to machine (M2M) communications, convergence products, turn key solutions in telecom networks
- Energy management, offerering optimized overall solutions for the grid. This activity also incorporates a unit for industrial partnerships, aiming at making available Sagemcom's competencies in research and development, industrialisation and manufacturing.
The combination of these activities addresses verticals in the domains of energy efficiency but also in smart house, building and cars were terminals or services are needed. Its headquarters are in France on Sagemcom Rueil-Malmaison campus.
- Sagem closure, news article.
- PR: Sagem Communications taken over by The Gores Group
- Gigaset Communications: Sale of broadband business to Sagem Communications concluded
- Official site: revenues, employees, company structure