GIRO opens its first European office in Lyon
The new workspace enables GIRO to be closer to its clients in Europe and to provide even better support to the teams already located on the continent.
The grand opening of GIRO’s first office in Europe took place on 23 September 2019 in Lyon’s 1st Arrondissement. Clients and GIRO staff came together to celebrate GIRO’s commitment to serving its European clients even better. Lyon – France’s second city – was selected for its strategic location in Europe at the crossroads of several regions and cultures.
With this new workspace, GIRO aims to be closer to its clients in Europe and their day-to-day reality. The new premises will also allow the company to provide even better support to the teams already located on the continent.
Simon Crespy, Director of Business Development and Head of the Lyon Office, said: “A major consideration for our teams is adapting to our clients’ changing environment. By being closer to our clients, we will be even more responsive to their needs and support them better in their projects.”
GIRO’s HASTUS software helps plan and manage passenger rail networks around the world, including: SNCF (Transilien and national TGV) in France; MTA in New York; Keolis Commuter Services in Greater Boston; Queensland Rail in Australia; and Arriva in Denmark.
Jean Aubin, GIRO’s President and CEO, said: “Opening a new office is an important event for a company, even more so as we have just celebrated our 40th anniversary. What matters to GIRO is ensuring long-term relationships with our clients. Being close to them is one way of achieving this goal. Since the company was founded, we have been doing this with our representatives across the globe, but having a local presence with an office other than in Montréal is a major step.”