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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Thursday, December 01 2022 - 19:00
From Modis to AKKODiS: Transformation into Consulting Firm
TOKYO, Dec. 1, 2022 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

- End-to-end Consulting Services to Support Innovation within Organizations -

Modis Ltd. (hereinafter "Modis"), a Tokyo-based technology solution provider 
and group company of the Adecco Group, the global leader in human resource 
services, will change its company name to AKKODiS Consulting Ltd. as of April 
1, 2023. Accordingly, the services provided in Japan will change their business 
brand name from Modis to AKKODiS on the aforementioned date.

AKKODiS Consulting Ltd. will make a new start with the changes to its company 
and business brand names. It will exit the human resource services industry 
that it has operated in and be reborn as a consulting firm that provides 
end-to-end consulting services to support innovation.

Logo of Modis:

Logo of AKKODiS:

In February 2022, the Adecco Group acquired a majority of the issued shares of 
AKKA Technologies (hereinafter "AKKA"). AKKA and Modis were subsequently 
integrated to create AKKODiS, a worldwide engineering and digital solutions 
company. AKKODiS is the world’s second-largest company in the engineering 
research and development (ER&D) market, with 50,000 employees across 30 
countries. It offers unique solutions with four service lines: Consulting, 
Solutions, Talents, and Academy.

By introducing the AKKODiS brand in Japan, AKKODiS Consulting will renew its 
business portfolio to make consulting its key business.

Characteristics of AKKODiS Consulting
- Provision of fully-supported end-to-end consulting:
AKKODiS Consulting will draw on a significantly increased pool of talents 
specializing in upstream consulting and its strength of having over 9,000 
engineers to fully support its customers and provide end-to-end consulting. The 
comprehensive process includes identifying and analyzing issues in the field, 
formulating solutions to organization-wide issues, and building, operating and 
conducting system maintenance. Furthermore, the company will strive to offer 
consulting services that meet customer needs and provide high value by 
developing various types of service packages.

- The Tech Lab (provisional name) will be newly established to handle the 
development of leading-edge technologies:
To actively conduct R&D in new fields, AKKODiS Consulting will newly establish 
the Tech Lab (provisional name) to research specialized organizations and carry 
out R&D using leading-edge technologies. With the lab, the company will develop 
new services and training content.

- Coordination with 10 Global Delivery Centers located worldwide:
The company will fully utilize the resources available at Global Delivery 
Centers operated by AKKODiS Global in Europe and Asia to provide services that 
swiftly incorporate leading international technologies and knowledge.

- Enhancement of service development and delivery performance structures:
In Japan, AKKODiS Consulting will enhance and expand the structure at its 
Delivery Center, where services are developed and solutions provided. At the 
same time, the company will diversify the career paths of its engineers 
involved in global projects and provide greater opportunities for them to 
thrive. Furthermore, AKKODiS Consulting will bolster solutions development by 
leveraging leading-edge technologies.

- Active investment in talent development:
The company will enhance employee talent development by creating and providing 
senior-level training to acquire upstream consulting skills and nurture 
engineers who can handle complex, leading-edge technology development.

Below is a message from Director and Chief Operating Officer Hidebumi Kitahara, 
who will lead the transformation from Modis to AKKODiS.

"Recover the lost 30 years in 5 years:
Since the collapse of Japan’s bubble economy, the country entered a long period 
of economic stagnation. Burdened with many issues such as declining birthrates, 
an aging society and a decreasing workforce, Japan has been called 'a developed 
country with issues.' There are many reasons behind the economic stagnation, 
and one of them is the sluggish implementation of digital transformation (DX); 
in other words, the digitalization of society and organizations.

"As Modis, we were already providing services to support the DX of companies, 
but with this new start as AKKODiS Consulting, we aim to reach even greater 
heights. By being reborn as a consulting firm that supports the DX and business 
transformation of companies through comprehensive end-to-end consulting 
services, from upstream consulting to operation and maintenance in the field, 
we aim to become a business partner that supports corporate innovation.

"With AKKODiS Consulting supporting the productivity of Japanese companies with 
the power of technology, I believe Japan can be reborn as 'a developed country 
that resolves issues.' We will push forward with the conviction that Japan will 
once again lead the world, and if we can make this happen, I believe the 
country will be able to recover the lost 30 years in 5 years."

About Modis
Modis Ltd. is a member of the Adecco Group, a global leader in human resource 
services, and is one of Japan’s largest technology solution providers with over 
9,000 engineers and consultants. The combined IT and engineering expertise 
brings a unique end-to-end solution offering, with four service lines: 
Consulting, Solutions, Talents and Academy. Modis contributes to the 
development of smart industries with its technologies and problem-solving 
capabilities, and strives to realize a society where individuals and 
organizations can thrive.

As of April 1, 2023, Modis will change its company name to AKKODiS Consulting 
Ltd. and its business brand name to AKKODiS.

Modis website:

AKKODiS is a global leader in the engineering R&D market that is leveraging the 
power of connected data to accelerate innovation and digital transformation. 
With a shared passion for technology and talent, 50,000 engineers and digital 
experts deliver deep cross-sector expertise in 30 countries across North 
America, EMEA and APAC. AKKODiS offers broad industry experience, and strong 
know-how in key technology sectors such as mobility, software & technology 
services, robotics, testing, simulations, data security, AI & data analytics. 
The combined IT and engineering expertise brings a unique end-to-end solution 
offering, with four service lines -- Consulting, Solutions, Talents and Academy 
-- to support clients in rethinking their product development and business 
processes, improve productivity, minimize time to market, and shape a smarter 
and more sustainable tomorrow.

AKKODiS website:

Source: Modis Ltd.