Application Europeenne de Technologies et de Services (AETS)
AETS is an international and multidisciplinary consulting firm, specialising in the implementation of public policies and development cooperation. We offer sustainable solutions aimed at improving living conditions in Europe as well as in emerging and developing countries. Created in 1997 as a subsidiary of the APAVE Group, AETS provides consulting services to institutional clients (European Commission, Agence Française de Développement, World Bank, among others) and their beneficiaries, as well as private clients.
Headquartered in Lons, France, AETS relies on its eight offices, spread across three continents, to ensure that projects receive dedicated local attention. Their offices in France, Belgium, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Côte d'Ivoire, Ireland and Estonia allow us to provide tailor-made solutions to their clients.
AETS was created in 1997 by a small group of experts in partnership with Apave SudEurope, which despite being a minority shareholder at the time was nevertheless a key partner.
Owing to the know-how and expertise of the AETS pioneers, activities developed very rapidly in France and abroad, particularly in the countries of Eastern Europe applying for membership in the European Union – obtained in 2004.
AETS provided support to these countries by helping them take on board the specificities of domains contained in the Acquis Communautaire and ultimately adopt Union member state practices – both in terms of the technical aspects and application of financial, economic and even legal parameters – in areas such as the environment, safety and quality, risk management, cutting-edge technologies and innovation.
The first projects set up were those that directly addressed quality and safety, mostly in the agri-food sector. They were followed by energy, the environment – particularly water and the climate – health and food safety, industrial safety and good governance and management techniques.
Today, AETS is a leading European consultancy firm in its specialist fields: it employs around 50 people at headquarters, plus the full-time equivalent of 120 people worldwide to carry out projects, some of which are directly managed in its affiliates and representative bodies located in over 40 different countries.
AETS offers its consultancy services upstream of the strategic investment commitment process and of the major institutional reforms that authorise implementation of these investments for the execution of projects with national and international reach.
AETS continues to consolidate its service offer and sustain its actions in order to propose innovative services in domains crucial for the future of the planet – especially the climate, water, energy and sufficient and good quality food for all – while providing the cross-functional elements critical to ensuring success.
Energy and Climate Change
Health and Safety