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JCDecaux Group
Public limited company with an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board (EuronextDEC)
Industry Out-of-Home Advertising
Founded 1964; 53 years ago (1964)
Founder Jean-Claude Decaux
Headquarters Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Products Street furniture, Bus shelter, Self-service Bikes
Revenue Increase €2.813 billion (2014)
Increase 215.6 million (2014)
Owners Jean-François Decaux, Jean-Charles Decaux
Number of employees
12 300 (2015)
Website [2]

JCDecaux Group (JCDecaux SA, French pronunciation: ​[ʒisedəˈko]) is a multinational corporation based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France,[2] known for its bus-stop advertising systems, billboards, public bicycle rental systems, and street furniture. It is the largest outdoor advertising corporation in the world.[3][4]

The company was founded in 1964 in Lyon, France by Jean-Claude Decaux. Over the years it has expanded aggressively, partly through acquisitions of smaller advertising companies in several countries. Its headquarters is located in Neuilly-sur-Seine,[2] a suburb of Paris, France. JCDecaux currently employs more than 12,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in over 70 countries. In France alone, JCDecaux employs more than 3,500 people.[citation needed]

Bicycle rental systems[edit]

Vélib' bicycle hire station at Sèvres – Lecourbe (Paris Métro).
JCDecaux van in France.

The public bicycle rental systems are each financed by local advertising operators in return for the cities signing over a 10-year licence to exploit city-wide billboards. The overall scheme is called Cyclocity by the company, but each city's system is branded under an individual name.

The cities that have implemented its bicycle rental systems are listed below.[5]

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City Country Launch date System
Stations Bikes
Amiens  France 2008 Vélam 26 313
Besançon  France 2007 VéloCité 30 200
Brisbane  Australia 2010 CityCycle 150 2000
Brussels  Belgium 2009 Villo! 360 5000
Cergy-Pontoise  France 2009 VélO2 42 400
Córdoba  Spain 2003 Cyclocity 4 35
Créteil  France 2010 Cristolib’ 10 130
Dublin  Ireland 2009 dublinbikes 102 1500
Gijón  Spain 2003 Gijon-Bici 8 64
Gothenburg  Sweden 2010 Styr & Ställ 50[6] 600[6]
Kazan  Russia 2013 Veli’K 12 260
Lillestrøm  Norway 2013 Bysykkel 5 50
Ljubljana  Slovenia 2011 BicikeLJ 31 300
Lund  Sweden 2014 Lundahoj 17 250
Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2008 Vel'oh 72 742
Lyon  France 2005 Vélo'v 348 4000
Marseille  France 2007 Le vélo 130 1000
Mulhouse  France 2007 Vélocité 40 240
Nancy  France 2008 VélOstan'lib 29 250
Nantes  France 2008 Bicloo 102 880
Paris  France 2007 Vélib' 1746 23845
Rouen  France 2007 Cy'clic 20 250
Santander  Spain 2008 Tusbic 15 200
Seville  Spain 2007 Sevici 260 2500
Toulouse  France 2007 VélôToulouse 253 2400
Toyama  Japan 2010 Cyclocity-Toyama 15 150
Valencia  Spain 2010 Valenbisi 275 2750
Vienna  Austria 2003 City Bike 116 1500
Vilnius  Lithuania 2013 Cyclocity Vilnius 36 300

Worldwide presence[edit]

JCDecaux operates in over 70 countries across 5 continents. 77.9% of JCDecaux’s annual revenue comes from abroad.[7]


JCDecaux originated in France and was quickly established overseas, with its first contract in Belgium in 1966 and in Portugal in 1971.

Thanks to its partnership with Wall AG, the company settled in Germany in 1982 and then in Turkey in 1996.

JCDecaux was founded in the United Kingdom in 1984 and is the market leader in Outdoor advertising. In 2005, JCDecaux UK has unveiled the UK's tallest outdoor advertising structure: the M4 Torch. JCDecaux won several important contracts during the past 5 years such as: a contract for Outdoor Advertising at St Pancras International in London (2011),[8] National Rail Outdoor Advertising and BAA Advertising Contracts at Heathrow, Heathrow Express, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow Airports.

In 2010, JCDecaux completed the acquisition of UK rival Titan Outdoor.[9] In 2015, JCDecaux won Transport for London (TfL) bus shelter advertising contract.[10]

JCDecaux can now be found in most European countries, including Luxembourg (1985), the Netherlands (1986), Finland (1989), Sweden (1989), Spain (1990), Slovakia (1990), Czech Republic (1995), Norway (1998), Ireland (1999) and in Poland (1999).

JCDecaux can also be found in the Baltic countries (2002), Bulgaria (2007), in Ukraine (2007) and in Hungary (2012).[11]

JCDecaux is present in Denmark (AFA JCDecaux Denmark) since 1989, in Italy (IGPDecaux) since 1995, in Iceland (AFA JCDecaux Iceland) since 1998, in Switzerland (APG|SGA) since 1999, in Austria (Gewista) since 2001, in Croatia and in Slovenia (Europlakat) since 2001, in Serbia (Alma Quattro) since 2003 and in Russia (Russ Outdoor) since 2007 through equity or joint ventures.

North America[edit]

JCDecaux has been present in the United States since 1993 in major cities and in 26 US airports, including New York,[12] Washington DC [13] and Los Angeles.[14] JCDecaux was established in Canada in 2002.

Its North America division has its head office in 3 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[15]

South America[edit]

JCDecaux was founded in Brazil and in Argentina in 1998. The company is also a part of the Outdoor market in Argentina, Uruguay since 2000 and Chile since 2001. Recently, JCDecaux strengthened its presence in Latin America by winning a contract for 1000 digital clocks in São Paulo (2012), completing the acquisition of 85% of EUMEX.[16]

Middle East and Africa[edit]

The company’s operation also covers the Middle East with offices established in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar, Tel Aviv in Israel, as well as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, JCDecaux signed recently a 20-year exclusive street furniture contract to provide the City of Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, with a wide range of advertising street furniture.[17]

JCDecaux is present in three African countries: Algeria (2007), Cameroun (2011), South Africa (2011) and Tanzania ( 2016)

Asia and Oceania[edit]

JCDecaux expanded to Australia in 1997. In Asia, JCDecaux can be found in Singapore and Thailand since 1999, Japan since 2000 (as MCDecaux) and in South Korea since 2001. JCDecaux also moved to China in 2004 with 7 airports, including Shanghai and Beijing. The company also has a presence in India (2006), Uzbekistan (2006), Kazakhstan (2007) and Mongolia (2014).[18]

JCDecaux maintains most of the bus stops and MUPIs in the NDMC area in Delhi.

See also[edit]

And rival outdoor advertising companies:


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Legal disclaimer". JCDecaux. Retrieved 2014-05-04. … whose registered office is located at 17 rue Soyer, 92523 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France. 
  3. ^ "JCDecaux: number one outdoor advertising company in the world". JCDecaux. February 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "International: JCDecaux becomes largest outdoor advertising company in the world". network2media. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Cyclocity cities". Cyclocity. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Allt du behöver veta om Styr & Ställ" (in Swedish). Styr & ställ. March 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.jcdecaux.com/en/The-JCDecaux-group/Annual-Report
  8. ^ http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=29136
  9. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/media/2010/jan/19/jcdecaux-buys-titan-outdoor
  10. ^ http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/tfl-confirms-jcdecaux-winner-worlds-biggest-bus-shelter-ad-contract/1359141
  11. ^ http://www.jcdecaux.com/en/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2012/JCDecaux-reenters-Hungary
  12. ^ http://www.jcdecaux.com/en/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2005/JCDecaux-renews-and-expands-its-New-York-Airport-contract
  13. ^ http://www.jcdecaux.com/en/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2010/JCDecaux-renews-advertising-contract-for-the-two-Washington-DC-Airports
  14. ^ http://www.jcdecaux.com/en/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2013/JCDecaux-wins-Los-Angeles-International-Airport-Terminal-Media-Operator-Concession
  15. ^ "Contact". JCDecaux North America. Retrieved 2014-05-04. Head Office 3 Park Avenue, 33rd Fl New York, NY 10016 
  16. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/07/jcdecaux-sa-idUSnBw076315a+100+BSW20131107
  17. ^ "JCDecaux SA: JCDecaux Launches Its Operations in Oman Through a 20-Year Street Furniture Contract with Muscat Municipality". 4-traders. February 21, 2012. 
  18. ^ http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/18/jcdecaux-idUSnBw185910a+100+BSW20140918

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