Cadgile acquired by leading French engineering services company Groupe FIVA

Cadgile is very pleased to announce at the EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris, that we have been acquired by leading French engineering services company Groupe FIVA.  Together, we will develop further state-of-the-art engineering services across the defence, resources, energy and environment sectors in Australia.

Existing Cadgile customers will see ‘business as usual’, including retention of all the Cadgile staff and our name. However, additional knowledge, experience and investment – including recruitment – will enable higher level engineering and project management work. Cadgile will remain at the forefront of CAD service provision as the Australian market continues to evolve.

FIVA has extensive experience in global projects, especially naval and defence applications, with a workforce of more than 250 engineers and technicians in France, Spain and Australia. In combination with the close personal support offered by Cadgile, all Australian customers can expect continued and renewed commitment to delivering the highest levels of service.


“We’re delighted with the Cadgile acquisition which will allow us to respond to the growing Australian market and its requests for engineering and related services. With this acquisition, we have joined with an award winning, multi-disciplined engineering provider whose clients include some of the largest companies in South Australia,” said Yannick Vergez, CEO of Groupe FIVA.

Gary McRae, Managing Director of Cadgile, said, “Joining Groupe FIVA is excellent news for our clients. We will now provide the benefits of FIVA’s significant global experience, as well as the personalised and close support we are known for. This partnership will increase the depth of our knowledge and experience, allowing us to effectively respond to the evolution of the Australian market.”

FIVA provides services in Project Management, Engineering, Detail Design and Project Execution Support.  It has over 25 years of experience with submarines, surface vessels and cruise ships, predominantly with the NAVAL group, NAVANTIA and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, as well as the broader energy and environmental sectors.  Launched in 1990, FIVA’s headquarters are in Cherbourg. A workforce of more than 250 engineers and technicians are based in France, Spain and Australia, and teams can be reassigned worldwide to client premises or on secondment.