New union between Multiplast and Decision

Groupe Carboman is formed

Monday December 23rd 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: France

Boatbuilders Multiplast SAS, based in Vannes, France and Decision SA, located in Switzerland, are bringing together their work force in a new group: Groupe Carboman SA.

This new group will be chaired by Dominique Dubois and will specialise in the manufacture of composite parts for boat building and large industrial parts.

This alliance is an obvious next step after several years of collaboration between the two companies, in particular on the MOD70 trimarans and the VO65 one designs to be used in the next Volvo Ocean Race.

Multiplast and Decision both started their respective businesses in the early 1980s and share the same vision and values: an attention to the highest level of detail, embracing the latest technologies and forging meaningful, team spirit in their workforce.

The two companies made their names through a high level of expertise in manufacturing composite structures, the large number of winning race boats that have been produced in their boat yards, and their capacity to take up the most ambitious technical challenges.

Bertrand Cardis, Commercial Manager of Groupe Carboman, said: "By joining our design office teams and our human resources, and by combining the production capabilities available in Décision in Switzerland and Multiplast in France, Groupe Carboman can now offer a global answer to major contractors."

The aim of the new group to consolidate its position as one of the world's leader in yacht construction and to develop the business to other industrial sectors, such as aerospace and communication, as well as the luxury goods industry.

Between the two companies, there is an impressive record including two America’s Cup titles and five Jules Verne Trophy records, one Whitbread, one Volvo Ocean Race, one IMOCA World Championship, six west to east Atlantic records, 16 Bol d’Ors, one International C Class Catamaran Championship.

Dominique Dubois commented: "Groupe Carboman has been established to better respond to the demands of our industrial customers. They want to have suppliers and sub-contractors that are stronger, more structured and capable of working with businesses worth several million Euros. Our intention is to build a European group which is a leader in the field of composites and we are already thinking about expanding to the U.K. Obviously, race boat construction remains at the heart of the group and will always stay a part of the activity, not least because it is a great source of development through the R&D work that it generates."


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