Dear Shareholders,

Created in 1989, the AURES Group will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year; this is no small feat.

We have been able to pursue a smooth development and we are happy and proud to be now part of the “club” of the leading manufacturers in our IT POS and KIOSK sectors, internationally.

Thanks to the technological excellence of our equipment and our constantly renewed ability to offer ever more innovative and exclusive designs, we exceeded €100 million in annual sales at the end of 2018.

Notable events occurred last year, the result of strategic decisions that are important for the Group’s future:

– In North America, AURES has completed the acquisition of RTG (Retail Technology Group Inc), a major player in POS IT services and maintenance (hardware and software) across the Atlantic; strengthening our positions and skills in these areas will be a key element of our future growth and success, in the USA and elsewhere.

– AURES has also made a remarkable entry into the interactive kiosk sector, with an investment in the CJS-PLV Company and its manufacturing tool in France; with this operation, our new  KIOSK Division is able to offer a complete, tailor-made and turnkey kiosk offer – positioning us as a fully-fledged POS, Mobile POS and KIOSK IT manufacture.

– The emergence of connected commerce, omni-channel and mobility are major challenges: being able to support the evolution or IT transformation projects of our customers and partners is essential; this is why we have decided to create an Innovation Division. As a gateway between our various departments, it will help us anticipate and meet the challenges of changing purchasing habits.

– These major projects would be nothing without our ability to regularly renew and complete – at least every two years – our POS/KIOSK hardware solutions offer: 2019 is already a year rich in new products, with for example the arrival of the JAZZ and TWIST ranges, new exclusive AURES concepts and designs that have once again shaken up received ideas.

We remain at your disposal and thank you again for your constancy over the long term.

Patrick CATHALA

CEO and founder of the AURES Group