Our history

Key figures

18 000 Customers
60 000 Users
160 Employees
1st Distributor of topographic instruments in France
35.4 M Business turnover net sales

Key dates

  • Creation of DICT.fr by Ignace Vantorre
2000
2002
  • Matthieu Ponson joins Ignace Vantorre
  • Online release of version 1 of the www.dict.fr platform with a full listing of network operators based in the greater Lyon area
  • Creation of the company Sogelink as a corporate entity marketing the DICT.fr brand
  • DICT.fr marketing begins
  • Version 4 of the platform, introducing new functions and a more user-friendly layout
2003
2004
  • First framework contracts signed with Colas and Sade
  • EDF-GDF-RTE listing agreement
  • Partnership signed with Les Canalisateurs de France
  • First participation in a trade show: Réseaux Expo
2005
2007
  • DICT.fr wins an Edifrance 01 Informatique award in the “Technology Service Provider” category
  • Participation in MEEDDM working groups towards an overhaul of the 1991 decree and elaboration of the draft standard “Works close to networks: prevention of damage and its consequences”
  • Launch of the first national call centre for networks: 08 ALLO DICT
  • Sogelink receives a special mention from the jury at the Fifth Trusted Third Party Innovation Awards
  • Sogelink receives the Bref Rhône-Alpes Innovation Awards for “Service” and wins fourth place in the Deloitte Technology rankings for high-growth technology companies
2008
2009
  • Creation of the first information site dedicated to the underground, overhead and underwater networks sector: www.laviedesreseaux.fr
  • Sogelink and the ATTF (Association of Territorial Technicians in France) become partners to enhance on-site safety and launch the first practical guide to the Declaration of Intention to Commence Works/Information
  • Request (DICT/DR) procedure designed for ATTF members
  • Launch of DICTmail, the first free webmail service for receiving DICTs designed for network operators and local authorities
  • Launch of DICT.fr_Version5
  • Sogelink and ATLOG join forces for the ATLOG Tour de France
  • Sogelink wins the European tender launched by INERIS for the development and operation of a single agency responsible for providing the public with the information required for procedures prior to commencement of works
  • Sogelink turns 10: The company marks the occasion by creating its own corporate foundation
2010
2011
  • Acquisition of Coordin, a software package for managing sites and road network events
  • Launch of a service offering delegated management of DTs/DICTs on behalf of network operators
  • DICT.fr wins the Trusted Third Party Innovation Award
  • Acquisition of the company CDI, a publisher of software solutions for vertical signage and traffic regulations
  • Launch of the Sogelink training service
  • Launch of the first platform for discussion and information on the network damage prevention reform: www.reseaux-infos-travaux.fr
2012
2014
  • Sogelink acquires ATLOG, a Software company in the fields of topography, network studies, urban planning, roadway and network infrastructure
  • The Group begins to develop its solutions internationally
  • Launch of Amiante360, a solution for complete management of asbestos risks
2015
2016
  • Sogelink is ranking at 50 at Truffle 100 top software vendors
  • New version of the DICT.fr solution
  • Launch of the Amiante360 Exposure module for the management of asbestos sites and the monitoring of operator's exposure
2017