More than 160 years of growth
Since it was founded in 1856,
CNIM has always known how to act at the right time to grow and reinvent its strategy
to keep up with major historical trends and changes in its markets,
both in France and abroad.
Development in three dimensions
CNIM’s strategy focuses on three complementary areas
that are crucial to its business: develop the added value chain,
integrate new technologies and conquer new markets.
Expanding our business to keep pace with five global trends
Among the changes and shifts
currently altering our relationship to the world,
CNIM has identified five key trends that are defining its space,
shaping its possibilities and underpinning its decisions.
Relations with our stakeholders based on mutual trust
CNIM considers all stakeholders – including its clients, partners, suppliers and employees – as long-term partners.
This is why it is essential for the Group to develop and maintain with stakeholders relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
2017 Key figures
million euros of total revenues in 2017
of revenues generated outside France
Highlights of the year
New projects, new technologies, new skills... our experts are responding to the constantly evolving demands of our clients.
Positive momentum in the Middle East
First, a consortium that included CNIM was selected as the Preferred Investor for the Kabd Municipal Solid Waste project in Kuwait. Second, CNIM was selected by Bee'ah and Masdar to design, build and operate the Sharjah waste-to-energy plant in the United Arab Emirates.
New contracts in Europe
In France CNIM signed a contract with Veolia for the supply, installation and commissioning of the Process work package for the waste-to-energy plant in Troyes. In the United Kingdom, the Group won its fourth contract with Viridor for the Avonmouth plant. Lastly, CNIM signed a contract with the Suez-ltochu SPV to deliver a turnkey plant in Belgrade (Serbia).
A new subsidiary in Asia
CNIM and Martin set up CNIM MARTIN Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai (India) to serve the southern and southeast Asian markets. This new entity will provide energy-from-waste and -biomass plants equipped with exclusive combustion and flue gas treatment systems developed by Martin and LAB, respectively.
For cleaner sea air
LAB won a contract to install scrubbers on three cruise ships. It uses its DeepBlueLAB™ technology, the result of 15 years of R&D. The scrubbers will filter more than 97.1% of sulfur dioxide emissions and 90% of fine particulates over two microns in size.
Syctom and CNIM have broken ground on the future selective sorting center in Paris.
This high-capacity, fully automated center will treat the recyclable waste of more than 900,000 residents starting in 2019. A cutting-edge facility equipped to sort new plastics following the extension of sorting activities, the center will help meet the target set by law of recycling 75% of all packaging.
FusionSight® wins an award at the Milipol Innovation Awards
FusionSight®, launched by Bertin Technologies in 2016, won the first edition of the Milipol Innovation Awards in the “Individual Equipment/First Responder Protection” category. The Milipol Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products, materials, services, solutions and business models related to the homeland security sector.
Acquisitions of Exensor and Winlight
Bertin Technologies stepped up its development in 2017 with the acquisition of Exensor, which specializes in instrumentation and surveillance equipment for defense and security, and Winlight, which designs and manufactures components and systems for high-performance optics.
On May 23, 2017, the last radial plate made in CNIM’s La Seyne-sur-Mer workshops was shipped off to Italy to be fitted into the toroidal coil confining the plasma within the ITER vacuum. CNIM has been involved in the ITER project since 2007 with its Italian partner SIMIC, and they together manufactured 35 of the 70 radial plates that will form the heart of the ITER.
Defense Ministry selects PeriSight® and FusionSight®
The Defense Ministry selected Bertin Technologies optronic equipment to secure the combined forces shooting training center (CETIA) in Canjuers, in Southern France. Bertin based its proposal on the PeriSight® fixed 360º vision system and the FusionSight® day and night monocular.
Bertin bolsters its range of radioactivity detectors
Bertin developed SaphyGATE G, a new range of radiation portal monitors. It automatically detects potential radioactivity in vehicles, such as trains and trucks, and their loads. On behalf of EDF, the subsidiary also developed SaphyRAD-E, a multi-probe contamination monitor to be used at the 19 nuclear power plants currently in operation in France.
LAB making further inroads in Northern Europe
In Denmark, LAB won a contract to supply flue gas treatment and condensation units for the future biomass CHP* plant in Elsinore and the Amagervaerket CHP plant.
In Lithuania, LAB won a contract to supply a flue gas treatment and condensation unit for the new energy-from-waste plant in Kaunas.
* Combined Heat and Power: This biomass plant will produce both heat and electricity.
The stratosphere is the limit!
CNIM is one of the six industrial partners brought together by Thales Alenia Space to deliver Stratobus. CNIM has been tasked with designing and producing the support structures of the four Stratobus propulsion engines as well as the two nacelles.
Sterilwave® receives Innovation of the Year Award 2017
Sterilwave® was awarded the Innovation of the Year 2017 award in the UK Health Sector. The award was given to the Sterilwave® site at Barts Health NHS Trust, Whipps Cross Hospital operated by our partner, Eurotec Environmental Limited.
Oceanwings® spreads its wings
CNIM will mass produce at its La Seyne-sur-Mer facilities the Oceanwings® smart wingsail designed by French naval architecture firm VPLP Design for hybrid ship propulsion. The wingsail will be marketed to the maritime transport and super-yachting markets.
Feet on the ground and head in the clouds
CNIM won a contract from ArianeGroup to build the first nozzle structures for the P120C, the motor for the Ariane 6* boosters.
* Ariane 6 is a medium to high power launcher being developed by the European Space Agency to replace the heavy Ariane 5 rocket toward 2021.
The next-generation motorized floating bridge
Wireless control by a single operator, short ramp enabling air transportability, new vehicles with armored cabs… these are the new functionalities of the motorized floating bridge the CNIM teams tested and delivered in 2017 to the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for a year of operational tests. The contract calls for the upgrade of 200 meters of bridge.