ALTEN SA operates as an engineering and technology consultancy worldwide. It provides design and research projects for the technical and information systems divisions in the industrial, telecommunications, and service sectors. It is engaged in the studies and conception of technological products for technical divisions. The company also provides engineering for product design, network architecture, deployment, and operation, as well as develops IT systems for information systems departments. It serves customers in automotive, rail and naval, aerospace, defense and security, nuclear and renewable energy, life sciences, oil and gas, health and pharmacy, telecom, multimedia and electronics, bank finance and insurance, and other industries. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.