Lyon, France and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 June 2021 – French ACI Industrial Group and Dviation Group are delighted to announce the signing of their strategic partnership. This collaboration paves the way for both parties to offer a complete suite of maintenance services for the aeronautics and defence sectors, in over 10 countries across 5 continents.
With this global offer, ACI GROUPE and Dviation will cover the entire aerospace subcontracting chain, namely: industrialization, manufacturing (machining, sub-assemblies, special processes), MRO (maintenance, Continuing Airworthiness, logistics support), MOC (engineering support, retrofit) and training. One of the driving forces behind this partnership is a highly skilled team of technicians and engineers specialized in MOC (Maintenance in Operational Condition) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) – all of whom will be deployable on site. Through the pooling of resources, this new entity will optimize the transfer of skills as well as professional training.
“With Dviation, a recognized player in South East Asia and with existing presence in Eastern Europe, Dviation will complement our global offering towards achieving our ambitious growth and performance objectives, which will enable us to be a leader in Aeronautical Maintenance,” explained Philippe Rivière, CEO of ACI GROUPE. “By moving from a “fragmented” service offering to a global technology value proposition available on all 5 continents, we are sending a strong message to our customers who need strong partners who can intervene anywhere in the world in supporting their business. I also salute our GEREJE Corporate Finance board which has orchestrated this strategic rapprochement in a complicated time.”
“Having had the opportunity to work with Philippe, Fabrice and Bruno these past few months in formulating this strategic partnership, we are indeed excited to commence the partnership with ACI, as we move into our next phase of global expansion. This was made possible in a relatively short timeframe, as both parties inherently share a connected vision, that being to always put our customers first – by offering a seamless experience across all touchpoints. By leveraging our combined resources, we will cross-complement each other’s strengths to harness the numerous synergies from our existing operations – thus providing a comprehensive suite of cost effective solutions to our customers globally,” commented Ts. Kevin Teoh, Group MD of DVIATION Group. “The entire Dviation team is eagerly looking forward to turning the page in this significant chapter with our new partners, as we prepare to support the recovery phase of the global aviation community, amidst these trying times.”
“Sincerely delighted to have initiated and then organized the rapprochement between DVIATION & ACI GROUPE in the middle of a health crisis. This is a first for GEREJE! I would of course like to thank the leaders of ACI for their confidence and I congratulate Dviation & ACI for their willingness and their common vision that allowed the success of this rapprochement. I also particularly welcome the work of our partner Bruno NAVET (ex EADS) whose experience, know-how and presence in Kuala Lumpur made this transaction possible.” stated Fabrice LOMBARDO, CEO of GEREJE Corporate Finance and Board of ACI GROUPE.
ACI GROUPE is a French ETI specializing in subcontracting (Studies, Design & Parts Manufacturing, Maintenance & Services) for advanced industries: Defense, Aeronautics, Energy, Automotive and Rail. Spread over 12 industrial sites close to the main technological basins, the Group’s entities have a set of technological know-how and complementary special processes enabling them to produce parts and sub-assemblies with high added value. ACI GROUPE currently employs 500 people and supports more than 3,000 customers worldwide. For more information: www.acigroupe.com
Dviation Group is a Malaysian based SME providing comprehensive and bespoke aviation solutions. Operating via five business units, (Training, Maintenance, Consulting, Workforce Management, FTM/CAMO), DVIATION provides total support for customers througout the lifecycle of aviation assets, from acquisition, right up to end-of-life. With presence in Asia and Europe, DVIATION is a leading sub-contractor within the South East Asian aeronautical industry. For more information: www.dviation.com
GEREJE Corporate Finance is an independent financial & strategic advisory company (Fundraising, Acquisition, Sale, IPO) composed of a team divided between Europe (Paris, Lyon & Geneva) and Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong & Kuala Lumpur). For more information: www.gerejecorpfinance.com