HISTORY

Weaving is, first and foremost, a dream embodied in a human adventure: that of Arezki Idjerouidene.

1977

The starting point

Arezki Idjerouidene started his career as a travel agency employee. As a hard worker, he quickly advanced within the agency. In 1981 he successfully contributed to the development of a freight department.
1983

Creation of GoFast

He created his own logistic services and transit company, called GoFast. The company then became partly specialized in press deliveries to the Middle East.
1990

Starting point of the Weaving adventure

Facing difficulties during the first Gulf War in 1990, Arezki changed course, focusing instead on shipping industrial equipment to Algeria. In particular, he succeeded in using regular airline services and chartering aircraft from Air Algeria. This is the starting point of the Weaving adventure...
1993

International expansion

Weaving confirmed its international expansion with the opening of G-Fast in Houston in 1993 and GoFast Logistics Transit in Algeria. The company then asserted itself as a freight forwarder by offering customized solutions on international industrial projects.
1997

Weaving created GoFast Travel

A travel agency that began as a Business platform and subsequently developed into a coordinator of tourist trips.
1999

Weaving took over PacaTrans

The Group took over PacaTrans, a maritime freight forwarder and one of the major players in the ocean freight industry.
2001

Acquisition of Aigle Azur

Weaving continued to grow with the acquisition of one of the jewels of private aviation, Aigle Azur. It joined an active air hub, supplemented in 2001 by HELIFIRST (helicopters) and HELIPARIS (a trademark of HELIFIRST offering sightseeing tours around Paris) in 2014.
2003

Creation of Air Protect

Weaving created the airport security company : Air protect.
2007

Creation of ResPublika

Weaving founded the communication agency ResPublika.
2011

Creation of HELIFIRST

Weaving continued its development by the buying out of HELIFIRST in 2011. In 2014, HELIPARIS became a HELIFIRST'S brand.
2012

Opening-up of the Aigle Azur capital

Weaving opened up the Aigle Azur capital.
2013

Acquisition of Dagobert

Weaving expanded its development with an equity stake in the capital of the independent communication agency Dagobert.
2014

Weaving sold out Pacatrans

Weaving sold out its maritime freight forwarder activities by selling Pacatrans.
2015

Stake in the capital of Raphaël Financial Advisory

Most recently, in March 2015, the entity entered the finance sector through an equity stake in Raphaël Financial Advisory Services. This diversification strategy is now very real, with a network of over 1,400 employees.
2016

Sale of Air Protect and stake in Oncovia

Weaving Group sold Air Protect, the company specialized in airport security. The same year, the group took a stake in the e- commerce site Oncovia specialized in selling products to make life easier for people in long illness.

key figures

9

Capital investments

1.400

Employees concerned by these investments

350

million euros of cumulative turnover

50

% of employees outside France

4

Continents

15

Locations

Locations

15 locations, 4 continents
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