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iXblue and ECA Group to Operate Under New Joint Brand

The new alliance, Exail, is now a specialist in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies By Mike Ball / 20 Oct 2022

iXblue and ECA Group have confirmed that both companies will be operating under a new joint brand, known as Exail. The announcement follows the recent acquisition of iXblue by Group Gorgé, who previously also acquired ECA Group.

With this alliance, Exail becomes a specialist in cutting-edge robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Combining complementary technological expertise and geographical footprint with a strong legacy of innovation, Exail provides its global base of customers with cutting-edge in-house manufactured technologies ranging from components and sensors to products and complex systems.

Finalizing this alliance between ECA Group and iXblue around a shared brand is strategic for Fabien Napolitano, CEO of iXblue, who commented: “Joining forces under a joint brand allows us to become a major global player capable of addressing new and larger markets, but also to federate our 1500 employees around the same banner. Together, we will keep pushing back the frontiers of science to take our technological excellence to new heights. The new synergies created with Exail open up unlimited prospects for the development of new products and systems that will continue to push back technological limits and expand our customers capabilities.”

Dominique Giannoni, CEO of ECA Group, believes that this new joint brand will help respond to the major challenges of our time: “Our world is facing many challenges, whether they are security, environmental or societal. At Exail, we are convinced that the development of disruptive technologies will enable us to rise to these new challenges. By mastering cutting-edge technologies, we are at the heart of our clients’ most complex missions. Whatever the environment, our robust components, products and systems will provide them with the utmost performance, reliability and safety, while our global team will support them as they face the most complex challenges, from the deep sea to outer space. Together, we will continue to create innovative solutions that help explore new territories, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers and partners with our new enlarged offer.”

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