The year 2018 was rich and intense. In a changing economic and societal context, the Group has achieved good results and continues its transformation set by the Transform to Perform plan.
I would like to welcome the teams from Seascape and Delphia as well as the start-up Digital Nautic who have joined us over the last few months. Our adventure is also yours!
This new year marks the third and final stage of the Transform to Perform plan for the Group. After the Group's structuring phase and then the growth phase (marked by the acceleration of product launches, the development of production capacities, digital initiatives and acquisitions), we are entering a consolidation phase aimed at increasing the efficiency of the Group's operations.
Hervé Gastinel, Chairman of the Management Board
About Groupe Beneteau
Groupe Beneteau stands out in Europe and worldwide thanks to its longevity and its exceptionally diverse range of products.
Founded in 1884, the family-owned yard has evolved over time, from fishing vessels to leisure boating, then diversifying into new industrial sectors. The Group has developed unique skillsets and technical know-how. Today, through its Boat and Housing business lines, its activities are truly international.
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its Boat division’s 11 brands, offers some 180 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs nearly 7,500 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.