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|The national registration number of the company. National registration number||B 168 244.|
This field indicates the official document number at TED (Tenders Electronic Daily), the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.
According to Art. 14 SE Regulation notice of an SE's registration and of the deletion of such a registration shall be published for information in the Official Journal of the EU. This notice "shall state the name, number, date and place of registration of the SE, the date and place of publication and the title of publication, the registered office of the SE and its sector of activity." Document number (TED)
Publication Date (TED)Publication Date (TED)
The classification is usually based on information from the company website.
NACE codes form a common basis for statistical classification of economic activities within the European Union. NACE stands for "Nomenclature générale des Activités économiques dans les Communautés européennes". More information can be found on the Eurostat page.NACE Code
|62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities|
Previous names of the companyPrevious names
|Specification of company activities (usually based on information from the company website) Business||High value business applications|
Established: An SE which has been registered
Planned SE: An SE where the process of foundation has officially been started, for example where the participating companies have published the draft terms of their merger into an SE or the plan to set up a holding SE or the agreement on a plan to form a subsidiary SE or the agreement to transform into an SE.
a) Deregistered: An SE which has been deregistered from the national register.
Note: In case of a transfer of seat the registration in the national register will be deleted (or removed, inactive and so on). Such SEs, however, do not appear in the ECDB's list of deregistered SEs as they continue to exist in another member state. In the ECDB, the factsheets of such SEs are updated with the information on the new registered office.
b) Transformed SEs: A (former established) SE which has been turned into a national company (for example, from an SE into a plc). Status
|The country and city where the registered office of the SE is situated. The registered office of an SE has to be located in the same member state as its head office. Registered office of the SE||Luxembourg, Luxembourg|
One-tier structure: Administrative board (board of directors)
Two-tier structure: Management board and supervisory board.
Corporate governance structure of SE
Countries and number of employees of companies participating in the establishment of an SE (including concerned subsidiaries and establishments).
The ECDB does not systematically monitor changes in employment of registered SEs over the years (where employee figures are updated, the numbers for several years are indicated in the field). Moreover, the estimation of SE employment figures is very difficult with the data available to the ECDB, for several reasons. First, the SE Regulation does not require the publication of employment data. Also in national registries, this information is usually not available (let alone up-to-date). Second, most SEs have been set up by way of a subsidiary and therefore had no employees at the moment of founding. For many, this is likely to have changed in the meantime.
In addition, for the purpose of employee involvement, the concept of concerned subsidiaries and their employees is relevant. For example, an SE (serving as a holding or as the mother company of a group) may formally have no or very few employees. But in the context of the SE Directive the employees of concerned subsidiaries or establishments (which are to become a subsidiary or establishment of the SE upon its formation, but keep their original legal form) also have to be taken into consideration. This information, however, is usually available where access to an SE agreement on employee involvement exists. In many cases, it is not possible to clearly identify from the outside which subsidiaries 'belong' to an SE and should be counted in the calculation of the employees concerned by establishment of the SE. It is likely that a number of employee-free SEs have been registered by national registries without any negotiations on employee involvement, although there had been employees in one or more concerned subsidiaries. The situation is particularly problematic for Czech SEs where the large majority of SEs started as shelf companies with no employees and were afterwards sold. What happens in the company after activation usually remains unknown. It should once again be pointed out how problematic this is for safeguarding worker involvement rights.Countries & employees concerned
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom
2009 : 1690
|The total number of employees worldwide. Total number of employees worldwide||1690 (2009)|
|Information on whether an agreement or arrangement on cross-border information and consultation of employees has been concluded. Information and consultation rights|
|Information on whether an agreement or arrangement on participation (employee representation at board level) has been concluded. Participation rights|
|Link to the homepage of the company. Official homepage||http://www.sword-group.com|
|Information on whether an SE has transferred its seat to another member state. Transfer of seat||From FR to LU year: 2012|
|The information below is available to registered users with a subscription.|
|Form of establishment|
|Corporate governance structure before SE|
|Countries of operation|
|Announced intention on|
|Official process initiated on|
|Headquarters before SE|
Negotiations and agreement on worker involvement
|EWC formerly existed|
|Participation before SE foundation|
|SNB set up|
|Outcome of negotiations|
|National trade unions involved|
|European trade union federations involved|
|Content of agreement|
|SE representative body|
|Creation date: 15/01/2009 | The date on which information on a company factsheet was last updated (this does not mean that all fields have been updated). Last updated on: 20/05/2013|