Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) have received from Alliance Industrie du Futur, the certificate :
Vitrine de l’Industrie du Futur. On April 1st 2016, during a management committee meeting of the Alliance chaired
by E. Macron, Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital, CMN’s project became the fifth project awarded in France.
This recognition crown the modernization process started by CMN, the smallest company certified until now.
The project of building a new shipyard in Cherbourg aims at improving the competitiveness, placing the Human in
the centre of the yard, being pro-active in regional ecosystem through the enterprise and employment. While the
future site will be operational in 2019-2020, CMN have already started developing innovative solutions that are
tested before being implemented into new yard.
CMN innovative project is based on four axes: modernisation of production equipment; improvement of the
industrial organization by introducing the lean manufacturing and developing the digital on the entire value chain;
sustainable development by implementing management and control of energy, and finally, positioning men and
women in the company. Consistent with his new industrial project, to strengthen its human capital and focus on the
future, CMN has established close links with training institutions and regional schools by hosting trainees,
apprentices preparing for diplomas from vocational qualification certificates to master’s degree in engineering in
various specialties of shipbuilding.
P. Balmer, CMN chairman: « I am very proud and happy to receive the recognition from the Alliance for this
important project, the certificate will be a great catalyst for the new yard project and will bring invaluable support to
CMN’s high level management and shareholder’s ambitious willingness to invest in France ».