On October 15, the EFI Automotive Group once again focused on innovation and agility to celebrate its 85th anniversary with all its teams around the world.
To celebrate our 85th anniversary in style, we have redoubled our ingenuity to bring together, for the first time in the Group’s history, all of our 1,700 French and foreign employees, ignoring time zone constraints and, of course, respecting current health measures.
Through the organization of a 100% hybrid event, halfway between the physical and the virtual, all the employees of all the Group’s worldwide subsidiaries were able to share a real moment of celebration and conviviality. While a hundred or so employees selected at random were able to attend the celebration in person, broadcast rooms with retransmission screens were set up in the Group’s various subsidiaries (in France, China, the United States and Turkey), while a digital system enabled each employee to connect to the event “live” from his or her workstation or smartphone. This festive event was an opportunity to reflect on the 85 years of this great family business story, and to look back on the recent handover of power from Patrick Thollin to his daughter Béatrice Schmidt, while paying tribute to partners, employees and customers past and present.
Patrick Thollin is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board, while Beatrice Schmidt is taking over as CEO of the Group. This is also an opportunity for the EFI Automotive Group to share with all its employees its transformation objectives and its capacity for innovation, and to remind them of the strength of the company’s human values and the trust placed in each individual to react to the current changes in the mobility market and its new consumption patterns.