The city of Angers will be home to Full Speed Automation’s first European office. The startup created last year in Silicon Valley specialises in industrial automation software and elected Atlantic France to fuel its ultra-fast development.
Full Speed Automation was co-founded by Hugues Gontier and Luc Leroy, the latter being a top-level specialist who has notably been in charge of the automation branch at Tesla.
The company created in 2020 develops VITESSE, the first ‘‘no-code’ platform to facilitate the automation of industrial processes. In March 2021, Full Speed Automation raised $3.2 million.
Good teamwork for successful outcome
The American company was looking for a place in France to set up its European headquarter, and Business Solutions Atlantic France worked hand in hand with Business France to seize the opportunity to attract this fast-growing tech startup.
In partnership with Aldev, the local agency for economics in Angers, we organised meetings with key industrial players such as IRT Jules Verne, the Airbus Technocenter, Proxinnov and the Technocampus Electronics.
Several territories were in competition but we chose Angers because there is a very successful balance between industrial dynamism, the presence of major engineering schools and a quality of life recognised by all. Angers was our best choice.Luc Leroy, CEO of Full Speed Automation
A lot of recruiting to come
Full Speed Automation announced the immediate recruiting of a dozen engineers for its office in Angers, and the company is planning to open about 30 positions within 3 years.
This is excellent news for Atlantic France which reinforces its assets in the field of industry 4.0 and shows once again its attractiveness for international investors.
The regional council is proud to have detected the Full Speed Automation project and to have supported its establishment. I am delighted to see a company of this level of expertise choose Atlantic France to settle and enrich the regional know-how to contribute to the building of our factories of the future. The region thus confirms its 1st place in France in terms of international investments.Christelle Morancais, President of the Pays de la Loire region (Atlantic France)