United States
United States
écrans à anneaux - protection contre les chutes de pierres

GEOP becomes Geobrugg

2 December 2020

The long-standing French partner GEOP will become part of the Swiss Geobrugg

As of December 1, 2020, Geobrugg AG, headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland, will take over the long-standing business partner GEOP, based in Portes-lès-Valence, France. Until now GEOP was part of CAN Croissance from Mirmande, France. Geobrugg is acquiring 100 percent of the GEOP shares.

GEOP has been a sales partner for Geobrugg solutions in France and the Maghreb for 20 years. During this time, numerous projects have been implemented, particularly in the areas of rockfall protection and slope stabilization.

Andrea Roth, CEO Geobrugg Group:
«The acquisition of GEOP is a further milestone in our positioning as the world's leading supplier of protection systems. We are delighted that we will now be able to serve the French market directly with the existing, experienced GEOP team».

Cédric Moscatelli, CEO CAN Group:
«With the sale of GEOP, the CAN Group is now even more focused on its strategic core business. With Geobrugg we have found the right partner for a successful future of GEOP.»

Nicolas Magne, previously GEOP, now Managing Director of Geobrugg in France:
«As GEOP, we would like to thank the CAN Group for the good cooperation in the past. With Geobrugg we have a well-proven partnership, we know the systems and the people. We are looking forward to developing optimal solutions in natural hazard protection for our customers in the future as part of the Geobrugg family.»

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
About Geobrugg
Geobrugg develops and manufactures protection systems made of high-tensile steel wire. These systems protect against natural hazards such as rockfall, landslides, debris flow, and avalanches. They ensure safety in mining and tunneling, and on motorsport circuits to stop impacts from falling or flying objects. Geobrugg, headquartered in Romanshorn, Switzerland, has over 340 specialists worldwide, production facilities on five continents as well as subsidiaries and partners in over 50 countries. 

Geobrugg is a business unit of the BRUGG Group. The BRUGG Group achieves annual sales of around 450 million Swiss francs with around 1,600 employees worldwide.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
About the CAN Group
As a global player for difficult access and a leader in rope access work, CAN Group assists its clients in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of solutions for the protection of their assets (linear infrastructures, buildings, engineering structures). With 12 subsidiaries in 7 countries and more than 500 employees, the CAN Group generated consolidated revenues of 70 million Euros in 2019.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------