BE Mauric is a naval architecture firm founded in 1945 and based in Marseille and Nantes. It has annual revenue of approximately €2 million and a workforce of 22 people. BE Mauric designs different types of naval vessels for defence, security, Oil & Gas, fishing, passenger transportation, in addition to sailing. BE Mauric has designed hundreds of naval vessels and is the leading independent naval architect in France. Its customers are chiefly ship owners and shipyards in France and Europe.
In addition to naval architecture, BE Mauric also offers naval engineering services to its clients, and increasingly offers integration services pertaining to specific civil or military systems on the naval platform.
ECA Group's acquisition of a majority stake will enable BE Mauric to ramp up its international development via the export sales network of ECA Group in the shipping and naval fields, while remaining independent of any shipyard.
Guénaël GUILLERME, CEO of ECA Group with Jean-Pierre LE GOFF, CEO of Ciranoë
This acquisition will enable ECA Group:
This change of majority shareholder in BE Mauric guarantees its independence with respect to shipyards while providing ECA Group with extensive skills towards systems integration of drones and naval vessels. The organization of BE Mauric will still comprise a Supervisory Board and Executive Board. The composition of the Executive Board will remain unchanged. As such, BE Mauric will continue to expand with respect to the various shipyards in France, and abroad with guaranteed operational independence and therefore the utmost confidentiality for each customer project.
About ECA Group
Recognized for its expertise in robotics, automated systems, simulation, and industrial processes, since 1936 ECA Group develops innovative and comprehensive technological solutions for complex missions in hostile or restrictive environments. The Group is the leader in remotely controlled and autonomous solutions specialized in the detection and destruction of mines. 80 countries and 9 of the 10 largest armies in the world are equipped with solutions developed by ECA Group.
About BE Mauric
BE Mauric is a naval architecture office, based in Marseille and Nantes. It was founded in 1945 by André Mauric, who created numerous worldwide renown boats, such as the Pen Duick VI, among others. BE Mauric is specialized in the fields of architecture, engineering and ship building. For its France-based and international clientele, BE Mauric designs, develops, promotes and sells any type of surveys and blueprints for any ship or engine to be used for military or civil applications. Specialized in marine and oceanic engineering, BE Mauric insure the management of surveys and appropriate tests to successfully develop projects for ships or engines, from initialization to completion.