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



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.


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.


Starting point of the Weaving Group 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 Group adventure…


International expansion


Weaving Group 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.


Weaving Group created GoFast Travel


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


Weaving Group took over PacaTrans


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


Acquisition of Aigle Azur


Weaving Group 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.


Creation of Air Protect


Weaving Group created the airport security company : Air protect.


Creation of ResPublika


Weaving Group founded the communication agency ResPublika.


Creation of HELIFIRST


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


Opening-up of the Aigle Azur capital


Weaving Group opened up the Aigle Azur capital.


Acquisition of Dagobert


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


Weaving Group sold out Pacatrans


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


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.


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.


Sale of its equity participation in Aigle Azur


Weaving Group sold its minority stake in Aigle Azur.


15 locations, 4 continents


Uncovering their potential, boosting their uniqueness, encouraging their boldness, Weaving Group leverages the business potential of its brands and strengthens their appeal.