Hardis Group: about us

Since 1984, Hardis Group - which initially took its name from the initial letter of departments in the Rhône-Alpes region (Haute-Savoie, Ain, Rhône, Drôme, Isère and Savoie) - has been operating as a consultancy company, an information technology service provider and a software publisher. We assist our customers in the transformation of their business model, digital value chain and logistics operations.

Since 2013, we have been engaged in an ambitious strategic plan combining growth and skills development, to balance customer satisfaction and well-being of our employees.

Key dates and figures

19
84

Creation of Hardis Group by Christian Balmain and three associates. Historically a partner of IBM, its primary purpose was the provision of services around the IBM/38 environment, soon turning in addition to software publishing.

19
86

Arrival of a new partner, Denis Vedda, who made the company's determination to diversify into a professional software package publishing a reality.
A computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool for the IBM platform is developed: Adelia (which was to hold 65% of the market ten years later).

19
92

Positioning on the logistics market with the launch of the warehouse management software: Reflex WMS.

20
00

Integration of a consulting firm that was to become Hardis Conseil, a project owner support specialist.

20
03

Acquisition of Logi-Tech Informatique in Nantes and Rennes. Hardis Group is now present in the west of France.

20
09

Creation of a computer service center in Paris, Grenoble and Lyon. The capital of the company is opened up to employees. Today 25% of them are shareholders.

20
10

Acquisition of the publisher Sextant: its transportation management software becomes Reflex TMS.

20
11

Hardis Group sets its sights on the cloud with new private cloud offers and launches Reflex WMS in SaaS mode.

20
13

Hardis Group reinforces its Management Committee with the appointment of two new Vice Presidents whose mission is to continue the company's development while ensuring its independence, at both capital and organizational levels.

20
14

Hardis Group celebrates its 30th anniversary and turns its offers towards comprehensive support for its customers' digital and omni-channel transformation.
The company continues its international development strategy by signing an agreement with IBM, making it the worldwide integrator of Reflex WMS.

20
15

Hardis Group files a patent for an inventory-taking drone and focuses on innovation.
Nicolas Odet takes over as CEO following Denis Vedda's retirement.

20
16

A record annual growth of 21%.

20
17
 
A continuous and profitable growth for 30 years
Leaderships
  • 2nd Software publisher
    in Rhône-Alpes
  • French Leader
    of Supply Chain Execution (Reflex)
  • Expert
    of service digidization
  • In the top 5
    Of testing specialists