Who are we ?
Founded in 1856, CNIM is a French equipment manufacturer and industrial contractor operating on a worldwide basis
The Group provides its products and services to major public and private sector organizations, local authorities and national governments in Environment, Energie, Defence, and high technology markets.
Technological innovation is at the core of equipment and services designed and manufactured by the Group. They contribute to produce cleaner and more competitive energy, to limit environmental impacts of industrial activities, to secure sensitive facilities and infrastructures and to protect individuals and nation states.
CNIM is listed on the Euronext exchange in Paris. It relies on a stable family-based majority shareholding structure committed to its development.
Our global presence
A leading player in its chosen sectors, with a reputation for innovation and technical excellence, CNIM is accelerating its development on an international scale. CNIM markets its equipment and delivers projects around the world.
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For more than 160 years, the solutions developed and deployed by the men and women of the CNIM Group have been designed to make the world cleaner, more energy efficient, more respectful of the environment and a safer place to live in.
Driving innovation for more than 160 years
CNIM’s remarkable story as a pioneering industrial company began back in 1856. Today, that same commitment to creativity, expertise and innovation is shared by all of the Group’s 3,000 employees.
The Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée (FCM) shipbuilding company is founded in La Seyne-sur-Mer (France).
The first steampowered and propeller driven armored frigate is built.
The French Navy’s first submarine, Le Gymnote, is built.
The first French tanks are built.
A new type of very rapid pressure-rising boiler is patented, and fitted on all ocean liners built in La Seyne-sur-Mer.
The incineration plant in Issy-les-Moulineaux is opened.
FCM is taken over by Herlicq Group. The company is renamed CNIM.
France’s first ballistic nuclear submarine, Le Redoutable, is launched, with its missile-launching system having been developed by CNIM.
The first mechanical escalator is produced for the Parisian public transport network (RATP).
The incineration plant in Ivry-sur-Seine is completed, equipped with two boiler furnaces each having a capacity of 50 tonnes/hour (the largest in the world at the time).
Equipment is manufactured for an incineration plant in Moscow.
CNIM is commissioned by the French Army to construct a motorized floating bridge.
CNIM is awarded its first contract for producing mechanical escalators for the Hong Kong subway network.
CNIM is tasked by the naval industrial group Direction des Constructions Navales to develop a new missile launch tube.
CNIM takes over the British company Babcock Enterprises, both specializing in industrial boilers.
CNIM takes over the Belgian group Wanson, specializing in industrial boilers.
CNIM wins the contract to build a waste incineration plant in south London.
CNIM takes over LAB SA, which specializes in flue-gas treatment.
CNIM takes over Alstom’s waste treatment division.
The military applications division of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA-DAM) awards the CNIM-Bertin Technologies consortium the ‘Chamber Equipment and Integration’ contract for the Megajoule Laser project.
CNIM develops the SPRAT modular assault bridge (SPRAT: Système de Pose RApide de Travure – rapid bridge installation system).
The first prototype of the L-CAT® landing craft is unveiled. CNIM takes over Bertin Group.
CNIM takes over Vecsys (voice technology expert) and IDPS, an institute that develops health products.
CNIM acquires Geodur Recycling AG, which specializes in the treatment of ash and the recovery of metals.
CNIM’s principal shareholder, Soluni (the family-owned holding company), increases its stake in the group to 56.3%.
• JJSBF (over-the-counter medicines);
• INVEN (its cooling units and heat pumps business);
• Saphymo (equipment for monitoring levels of ionizing radiation).
• Creation of SUNCNIM.
• Takeover of AMI Software.