France. Following the acquisition of Secapem and its subsidiary Lun’tech, and the next acquisition of Lace, the Rafaut Group, a civil and protection aeronautics tools provider, is venturing a step additional by buying the Alkan Group, a historic participant within the subject of carriage and launch methods in protection aeronautics. The Rafaut Group is now the European chief and an simple world authority on this subject.
With 200 staff armed with acknowledged technical know-how, and current in 65 consumer international locations throughout greater than 100 platforms, the Alkan Group designs, develops, manufactures and performs upkeep on carriage, launch and mission tools, specifically for fighter planes, helicopters, mild plane and maritime patrol vessels. Alkan Group turnover totaled €54 million in 2020.
This merger sees the Rafaut Group pursue its development on a global scale, notably in the US and India, the place the Alkan Group already enjoys established industrial positioning.
This transfer will enhance the Rafaut Group’s operational excellence and capability for innovation to the advantage of its prospects. It’s a twin key accomplice to the primary next-generation aeronautical packages, together with for carbon-free industrial plane and the Future Air Fight System (SCAF).
Backed by its shareholders, HLD, ACE Capital Companions, Etoile Capital and BNP Paribas Growth, the Rafaut Group is proving itself as a number one European civil and protection aeronautics tools provider. This can serve to bolster the European Protection Industrial and Technological Base.
“This merger is a key milestone for the Rafaut Group’s development. The brand new group of round 650 individuals is about to realize turnover of round €160 million in 2021.
Our over 150 years of expertise in plane carriage and launch methods put us in a number one place. Furthermore, pooling our abilities permits us to be extra revolutionary, extra agile and extra sturdy, to supply our prospects higher options,” states Bruno Berthet, Government Chairman of the Rafaut Group.