CT reinforces its presence in the naval sector with the acquisition of Mer Forte, a naval engineering company and distributor of Dassault Systèmes software.

30.11.20

CT reinforces its presence in the naval sector with the acquisition of Mer Forte, a naval engineering company and distributor of Dassault Systèmes software.

Mer Forte's naval architects experience in the sector will complement the activity of CT, leader in naval engineering and design services in Spain and France.

The CT group, Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Platinum Partner of Dassault Systèmes products in Spain, enters a new stage becoming VAR for the Marine & Offshore French industry.

The CT group has taken a great qualitative leap in its international expansion by acquiring Mer Forte, a French naval engineering & architecture company created by Michel DESJOYEAUX and Denis JUHEL with more than 10 years of experience in the naval & competition sectors. These capabilities compliment CT’s, reinforcing its position as a market leader, where its more than 200 engineers specialized in naval engineering develop all types of civil and military vessels.

CT covers the entire life cycle of a vessel, from conception to final delivery to the customer, and manages the digital transformation of its clients by integrating PLM solutions. The CT group is a Platinum partner and Value Added Reseller (VAR) in Spain of Dassault Systèmes products, which they have distributed for 30 years, particularly software such as CATIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

This long history with Dassault Systèmes is what makes the CT Group so confident as it enters this new phase in the French market: Mer Forte has been a VAR for Dassault Systèmes’ solutions for the Marine and Offshore French industry since 2016, with a great deal of experience in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, among other solutions. "Being part of the CT group will allow us to reach out to larger clients and provide them more services. It will also give them the confidence of knowing we have the resources of a company like CT," said Denis Juhel, Managing Director of Mer Forte.

With this acquisition, CT reinforces its presence in France and continues to advance in the mission with which it was founded in 1988: to offer innovative technological solutions that help its clients to be more efficient and competitive. More than 30 years later, CT is the largest Spanish-owned business group dedicated to engineering services and a leader in technological innovation, with 1,800 engineers. "We are very proud to welcome Michel, Denis and the rest of the team to the CT family, and are excited about the expertise and capabilities they bring to our French and international projects. Their philosophy, focused on innovation and process optimization, fits perfectly with CT", says Jesús Prieto, president and founder of the CT Group.

For this transaction, the CT group was advised by Vivien & Associés ( Emmanuel Chauvet and Inès Ferchichi), and Mer Forte was supported by LCE Avocats (Sophie Marchand and Hervé Ronan Jourdren).

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