The future of the naval industry driven by innovation and cross-fertilization between industrial sectors of excellence
The naval sector is shaken by profound technological changes: drones, automation, artificial intelligence or even data science. Expleo has a proven track record in innovation and cross-fertilization between industries. Thanks to its multisectoral positioning, its transversal approach and its mastery of new technologies, Expleo is able to mobilize the best know-how and expertise to support the transformation of key players in the naval industry.
To achieve this, agility is indeed at the heart of the Expleo model. The wide range of expertise and the level of specialization of the group’s teams allow them to offer a turnkey approach to naval engineering projects as well as the creation of tailor-made and “end-to-end” offers, responding to the specific needs of its customers. Flexible, Expleo’s teams are empowered to work –including through outsourced manpower– on strategic issues, while complying with the highest requirements in terms of confidentiality, security and IT.
Expleo: international growth in the naval sector
At the heart of the challenging defense industry for more than 25 years, Expleo has made the naval sector a strategic axis of its development. In 2019, the volume of Expleo activity in the naval sector grew by 25 to 30%. Development prospects remain exceptional in 2020 with projected growth of around 20%. Several hundred employees of Expleo and its subsidiary Stirling Dynamics – specialized in the design, development and production of control systems – work directly and as close as possible to shipyards around the world, and in particular in France, Great Britain, Italy, but also in Australia and Canada.
Naval industry: what future for hydrogen?
While the French government has just announced that it wants to make France the champion of carbon-free hydrogen through massive investment in the sector, Expleo has already developed specific expertise for the integration of hydrogen in several sectors – including the naval sector, for which we know that the environmental issue is important.
“Expleo has been working for several years on projects using hydrogen, which constitutes a priority research and development axis in the months and years to come”Damien Delcroix, Head of MBU – Defense & Naval