|Public limited company with an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board (Euronext: DEC)|
|Products||Street furniture, Bus shelter, Self-service Bikes|
|Revenue||€2.813 billion (2014)|
|€ 215.6 million (2014)|
|Owners||Jean-François Decaux, Jean-Charles Decaux|
Number of employees
|12 300 (2015)|
JCDecaux Group (JCDecaux SA, French pronunciation: [ʒisedəˈko]) is a multinational corporation based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, 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.
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. It currently operates in more than 54 countries, 165 airports and has approximately 9940 employees; its advertising reaches 175 million people each day. Its headquarters is located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, 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.
Bicycle rental systems
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.
|Göteborg||Sweden||2010||Styr & Ställ||50||600|
JCDecaux operates in over 70 countries across 5 continents. 77.9% of JCDecaux’s annual revenue comes from abroad.
JCDecaux originated in France and was quickly established overseas, with its first contract in Belgium in 1966 and in Portugal in 1971.
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), National Rail Outdoor Advertising and BAA Advertising Contracts at Heathrow, Heathrow Express, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow Airports.
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).
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.
JCDecaux has been present in the United States since 1993 in major cities and in 26 US airports, including New York, Washington DC  and Los Angeles. JCDecaux was established in Canada in 2002.
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 Chili 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.
Middle East and Africa
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.
JCDecaux is present in three African countries: Algeria (2007), Cameroun (2011) and South Africa (2011).
Asia and Oceania
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).
And rival outdoor advertising companies:
- Clear Channel Outdoor
- Lamar Advertising Company
- Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor)
- Pattison Outdoor Advertising (Canada)
- "Legal disclaimer". JCDecaux. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
… whose registered office is located at 17 rue Soyer, 92523 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
- "JCDecaux: number one outdoor advertising company in the world". JCDecaux. February 9, 2011.
- "International: JCDecaux becomes largest outdoor advertising company in the world". network2media. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
- "Cyclocity cities". Cyclocity. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
- "Allt du behöver veta om Styr & Ställ" (in Swedish). Styr & ställ. March 2, 2013.
- "Contact". JCDecaux North America. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
Head Office 3 Park Avenue, 33rd Fl New York, NY 10016
- "JCDecaux SA: JCDecaux Launches Its Operations in Oman Through a 20-Year Street Furniture Contract with Muscat Municipality". 4-traders. February 21, 2012.
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