iXblue and ECA Continue Under Common Brand: Exail
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iXblue and ECA Continue Under Common Brand: Exail

Following the acquisition of iXblue by Group Gorgé at the end of September 2022, ECA Group and iXblue announced that both companies will be operating under a new common brand: Exail. The two companies will benefit from a global workforce of 1,500 people and will achieve an annual turnover of €250 million.

With this alliance, Exail becomes a global high-tech industrial powerhouse specializing in advanced robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics technologies. Combining complementary technological expertise and geographical footprints with a strong legacy of innovation, Exail provides its global base of customers with leading in-house manufactured technologies ranging from components and sensors to products and complex systems.

Supporting Solutions From the Deep Sea to Outer Space

Finalizing this alliance between ECA Group and iXblue around a shared brand is strategic for Fabien Napolitano, CEO of iXblue: “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 1,500 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.”

For Dominique Giannoni, CEO of ECA Group, 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.”

The renowned iXblue Drix USV now also falls under the umbrella of Exail.
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