CNIM Group designs and produces turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content and offers expertise, services and operating solutions in the fields of Environment, Energy, Defense and Industry. CNIM is based on a stable family shareholding, guaranteeing its development.
CNIM has 2660 employees in 14 countries and generated sales of €665m in 2011. 58.5% of sales are from exports. CNIM is listed on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris - Compartment B.
In the field of Defence, CNIM provides major state and industrial players, both in France and abroad, with high-performance systems for the following:
CNIM is a leader in the design and manufacture of fast deployment military bridges of all kinds, including floating, dry-support, assault, logistic and rafts.
Floating bridges and rafts: PFM-SIR, BAC20 and BAC60
One span bridges: PTA (SPRAT) (modular assault bridge)
Floating bridges and rafts: PFM, PFM-SIR, BAC20, BAC60 and BAC90
One span bridges: PTA(SPRAT)(modular assault bridge)
Floating bridge: PFM and PFM-SIR
The modular assault bridge developed by CNIM is currently the most innovative forward bridging system in the world. The system's originality resides in the fact that the length of the bridge can be adjusted according to the width of the gap that has to be crossed.
The system is composed of two 14.3m sections which can be deployed separately, or together to form a 26m long bridge.
The modular nature of the bridge ensures greater operational efficiency and also represents a more cost-effective solution since it makes it possible to reduce the size of the assault bridge fleet.
This bridging system is transported by a vehicle equipped with tendriving wheels, thus offering the advantage of excellent mobility and lower ownership costs than caterpillar-tracked vehicles.
A motorized system for crossing wet areas or stretches of water, the PFM can be used as an assault raft or a bridge for caterpillar tracked vehicles up to class MLC 70. Extremely easy to use, the PFM requires no additional equipment (e.g. boats, cranes or earthmovers) for its deployment.
CNIM has created and developed a new generation PFM with single controls for the drive systems, thereby halving the personnel requirements for manoeuvring. There is now also an SIR (Short Integrated Ramps) version optimized for use as a ferry but which can be rapidly converted into a pontoon bridge.
The PFM has been in active service with the French army and several foreign armies (e.g. Swiss, Italian, Malaysian...) for a number of years now.
The BAC20, BAC60 and BAC60 assault rafts use the highly reliable and cost effective technology of the PFM. They can be deployed within minutes under any bank conditions.