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1964 - 1972

The beginnings

Jean-Claude Decaux invents the new concept and business model of 'street furniture', with bus shelters financed by advertising. JCDecaux is born, and also a brand new 2 m2 advertising format.
Lyon (France) becomes the first city to adopt JCDecaux's business model


JCDecaux installs its street furniture in Lisbon. JCDecaux Portugal becomes the first subsidiary in a non-French-speaking country.


 Two years after the company launched, JCDecaux extended its activities into Belgium, creating the Group's first subsidiary


 The firm establishes its headquarters in Plaisir, near Paris. 50 years later in 2014, the site welcomed over 700 employees of more than 100 professions, from the poster preparation to the R&D.

1972 - 1982

Innovations for brands and cities

JCDecaux revolutionizes the advertising panels by replacing all the sheet metals by back-lit panels.
The advertisement becomes more colourful and luminous, able to render the finest details of photographs, which were just beginning to be used in advertising.

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Wishing to beautify its growing urban environment and to provide more services to the general public, Paris adopts in 1972 JCDecaux's bus shelters.


JCDecaux designs new signposts and offers them to cities together with its bus shelters and City Information Panels. The French government would make them the standard for all signage in France


Designed to be perfectly clean and operational and already energy and water saving, JCDecaux's automatic public toilets are first tested and then installed in Paris in 1980 and 1981.


JCDecaux invents the City Information Panel, a street furniture displaying city information on one side and advertising on the other. A new division is formed 3 years later to help cities create their maps and communications.

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JCDecaux introduces the seven-day campaign, which offers more flexibility and impact to advertisers.


A new model of Street Furniture, the "PISA", is invented to combine on the same side city information and advertisement. JCDecaux invents at the same time the 8 m². This format will outlive the "PISA" replaced from 1988 by the "Senior".



JCDecaux invents the Electronic Information Board. Cities can now communicate their messages in real time to their citizens, 24/7.

1982 - 1999

Design and Business Development

JCDecaux installs its first furniture in Germany in Hamburg in 1982. In 1990, a few months before the reunification, JCDecaux would be one of the first companies to invest in Eastern Germany, with a contract with the city of Leipzig.


JCDecaux придобива колоните Morris.


Thanks to its close collaboration with the designer Philip Cox and to the quality of its maintenance, JCDecaux wins the tender for the City of Sydney. The Group enters Oceania.

1982 1

The JCDecaux teams designs the Murano bus shelter. 


San Francisco is the first American city to partner with JCDecaux, who installs its first model of automatic public toilets accessible to people in wheelchairs.


JCDecaux acquires the Morris Columns.


San Francisco is the first American city to partner with JCDecaux, who installs its first model of automatic public toilets accessible to people in wheelchairs.


Infoscreen installs in 1998 the Group's first digital displays in the metro of Vienna.

1999 - 2013

From challenger to number 1 worldwide

JCDecaux wins the first advertising concession in Singapore which used to forbid advertising in public spaces, and installs bus shelters on Orchard Road.


JCDecaux becomes listed at the Paris stock exchange. In anticipation, the Group has set up the year before what is still today's governance: a supervisory board, and an executive board with a rotating annual chair held alternately by Jean-François and Jean-Charles Decaux.


През  2004, официално е създаден JCDecaux Innovate.


През 2013 г. JCDecaux купува 85% от Eumex, мексиканска компания, основана през 1995 г. Над 500 души се присъединяват към JCDecaux, укрепва позицията си в Чили и Аржентина, и навлиза в седем нови страни.


JCDecaux buys Avenir, the outdoor communication division of Havas Media Communication. The group welcomes the two new activities of Large Format and Transport Advertising.


Нова услуга  в портфолиото на JCDecaux, за да отговори на нуждите на градовете за по-добра градска мобилност. Първата схема за самонаемане на велосипеди е стартирана във Виена, Австрия.


През 2008 JCDecaux подписва първия си договор с международното летище в Дубай. Последват други сделки в региона, а JCDecaux Middle East нараства до 250 служители през 2014 г.


JCDecaux Bulgaria becomes a part from JCDecaux.

2013 - onwards

Developing interactivity and connectivity

Ново отдел - JCDecauxLive, е създаден в JCDecaux UK, чиято цел е да осигури по-интерактивни и ангажиращи кампании. Целта е да се  активира пълния потенциал на цифровите екрани


JCDecaux puts its networks at the service of urban connectivity by partnering for small cells deployment with Vodafone, Huawei or Alcatel-Lucent. Amsterdam is the first city to equip over 400 bus shelters.


JCDecaux acquires Continental Outdoor Media. With a presence in 16 countries, JCDecaux becomes the number one outdoor advertising company in Africa.


JCDecaux започва да поставя цифрови екрани: на гара Ватерло (Великобритания), Чикаго, Летище Лос Анджелис (LAX)


Smarter and greener bus shelters arrive in the cities, beginning with Paris new bus shelter equipped with photovoltaic panels, green roofs, USB chargers and digital information screens providing real-time and localised information. 

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