Capgemini enhances Aussie engineering capabilities with acquisition of D+I

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French technology consultancy Capgemini announced the signing of an agreement to acquire D+I, a product design and development consultancy in Australia.

This strategic acquisition aims to bolster Capgemini’s intelligent industry offerings in the country, particularly in the development and delivery of products from initial concepts to full production, as revealed in a news release.

Founded in 1987, D+I operates R&D labs in Sydney, Melbourne, and Newcastle.

The award-winning team is renowned for its expertise in mechanical engineering and electronics product development.

Specialising in services across the product life cycle, including high-precision solutions with stringent compliance accreditation and certification requirements, D+I helps clients transform ideas into commercially successful products.

“As part of our intelligent industry work for clients, Capgemini is designing, developing, and delivering tomorrow’s connected products and services,” commented William Rozé, CEO of Capgemini Engineering and Group Executive Board Member.

“To do this, we help organisations on the convergence between the physical and the digital worlds by developing and testing products virtually and managing them over the entire product life cycle. D+I will reinforce our product design capabilities in Australia, spanning the medtech, industrial, and consumer sectors. This acquisition is another example of Capgemini’s growth ambition and investment in this market,” Rozé explained.

“For over 35 years, D+I has been the partner of choice for leading organisations looking to create world-class, commercially successful products, from research and discovery through to concept design, prototyping, and into production,” said David Jones, CEO of D+I.

David Jones, CEO of D+I, underscored that for more than three decades, D+I has been the preferred partner for prominent organisations seeking to develop high-quality products that excel commercially, covering every stage from research and conceptualisation to prototyping and production.

He remarked, “Capgemini’s end-to-end intelligent industry capabilities will be a natural home for D+I’s expertise. Its global reach and client base will provide unrivaled opportunities and experiences for our team members. We are excited to join the Group.”

Capgemini assists organisations in digitising and redefining their businesses from end to end, enabling them to transform their value chains—from intelligent products and services to intelligent supply chains and manufacturing.

The transaction is expected to close in the coming months, subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions for a transaction of this nature.