The ACS Group’s Industrial Services area carries out significant work in promoting research, development and innovation through the various R&D+i departments in several of the companies in this line of business. Companies representing 70.7% of Industrial Services’ sales reported the existence of a specific R&D+i department in their structure.
Total investment of €19.7 million was allocated to executing the projects managed by the different departments. These projects are carried out by virtue of a formal research and development management system, which is implemented in companies representing 84.8% of Industrial Services’ sales.
The R&D+i strategy of many of the companies in this area is based on an external approach, aimed at its stakeholders, and an internal approach, aimed at process modernisation and improvement.