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Published on 07 July 2023 In this section Expert in data centers

APL Data Center announces 2022 sales of €37 million, with a gross operating margin up 7%

APL Data Center, a consulting and engineering company specializing in the design and construction of data centers, announces its financial results for the 2022 fiscal year and reveals its ambitions for 2023. As part of its "NextGen 2024" strategic plan, the Group is strengthening its workforce to consolidate its position as market leader.

Key figures and information:

  • 2022 sales of €37 million.
  • Gross margin up 7% to €21.4 million.
  • 27% of gross margin achieved in the strategic hyperscaler segment.
  • 2022 net operating income of €2.3 million, up 11.6%.
  • Already present in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Lausanne, the group has just opened new offices in Rennes and Toulouse.
  • Investment in research and development amounted to 8.5% of gross margin, up 2 points.
  • Group workforce of 145 at the end of 2022, expected to rise to 180 by the end of 2023.

A stronger presence among hosts and hyperscalers

Set as a priority objective in the NextGen 2024 plan, APL has strengthened its ability to carry out large-scale, high value-added projects for hosting providers and hyperscalers. This operational acceleration has enabled APL to achieve 27% of its gross margin on this strategic segment in 2022.

“APL is recognized for its consulting and contract management assistance skills. Over the coming years, we will be strengthening our position as a general contractor, and expanding internationally to meet client demand”, says Christophe Weiss, Managing Director of APL Data Center.

Reinforcing our teams: an increase to 180 employees

To meet the needs of the market and the challenges of the coming years, support its strong growth and achieve the objectives of its NextGen 2024 strategic plan, the APL Group is continuing with its talent recruitment policy. The company recruited 28 employees in 2022, currently has 145 employees, and plans to hire 50 people in 2023. This also helps to strengthen the company’s R&D capabilities.

This increased workforce is accompanied by a territorial expansion: the group has just opened new offices in Rennes and Toulouse, in addition to its sites in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Lausanne.

To secure its market position, APL now devotes 8.5% of its gross operating margin to developing projects run by Lab by APL, its R&D unit.

“Having set a course for APL with our NextGen 2024 plan, we are now giving ourselves the human, financial and material resources to achieve our ambitions,” continues Christophe Weiss.

Reducing the environmental impact and green IT

All data center projects carried out by APL now integrate environmental, social and societal aspects, in line with its “Organic Design” assignment, to design digital infrastructures in symbiosis with their environment.

The Neutreo department now has around 10 employees to support organizations in the eco-design of digital infrastructures and services, measuring and reducing their environmental footprint, and obtaining environmental certification.

Robert Bouchard, President of APL Data Center: “Our results show that APL’s positioning in the green IT sector allows us to meet the challenges posed by the energy and ecological transition. Firstly, because all industries are involved, including the digital sector. Secondly, because this transition won’t happen without the help of digital services. Today, I’m delighted to see that our organization can meet the needs of the data center market in both these areas”.

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