Constructions Navales de Bordeaux (CNB), a subsidiary of the group Béneteau, is to invest in its site in Bordeaux and plans to recruit 120 people over 2 years.
CNB was created in 1987, inheriting a long tradition of naval shipyards in Bordeaux. The world-renowned company manufactures some of the largest catamarans and yachts, from the first design phases to putting them in the water and adjustments, on a 10-hectare site on the banks of the Garonne.
Since it was established, CNB has launched more than 90 sailing, motor, aluminum and composite boats.
The CNB naval shipyard is booming
In 1992 CNB partnered with the Bénéteau group, a world leader in the construction of sailing boats.
The workforce of CNB has increased from 436 employees in 2014 to 750 people today, including around 100 temporary workers. Its €156 million turnover in 2015 is expected to reach €180 million in 2016. Over 80% of production is exported.
An investment of €8 million
To drive development and meet the needs of clients looking for larger-sized boats, CNB will construct a new 6000 m² hangar for manufacturing 77 and 78 feet sailing and motor catamarans. This €8 million investment will be delivered in March 2017.
To meet this growth, CNB also plans to recruit 120 people over the next two years including 100 in production (electricians, plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, etc.) and 20 engineers for the design office.
(Source: SUD OUEST 18/04/2016, France 3 Aquitaine)