On May 16, 2019, CMI becomes John Cockerill again, like the visionary and bold entrepreneur. With this name change, the Group is reconnecting to its roots and building its future, more than ever inspired by the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder.Founded in 1817, the Group proudly wore the name John Cockerill for more than 150 years, before transforming itself into Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie, often hidden behind the acronym CMI. We are of course very proud of the progress we have made under this name: over the past 15 years, we have diversified our technologies and geographic markets, and multiplied our workforce and business volume by a factor of four. Over the years, this name has therefore become far too narrow in relation to the reality of a Group whose activity goes far beyond the design and maintenance of equipment. In addition, there are now hundreds of companies and organizations called CMI. This acronym no longer reflects the uniqueness of Group.
Driven since 1817 by the entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation of its founder, the John Cockerill Group provides cutting edge, large scale technological solutions to respond to the needs of its time: preserving natural resources, contributing to greener mobility, producing sustainably, fighting against insecurity and facilitating access to renewable energy. Its offering to enterprises, States and public bodies comes in the form of services and associated equipment for the energy, defense, industry, environment, transport and infrastructure sectors. With the 6,000-strong workforce, John Cockerill achieved a turnover in 2018 of 1.3 billion Euros in 23 countries spread across 5 continents. John Cockerill, however, never really left; his entrepreneurial and visionary spirit has lived on ever since the business was founded back in 1817. Even as CMI Groupe, that ‘C’ stood for Cockerill, as in Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie.
For 200 years, John Cockerill has been putting its expertise and its visionary spirit to the service of defense and the security of citizens. Thanks to a unique combination of skills in software engineering, ballistics and mecatronics, we conceive and develop complete and innovative solutions in the domain of weapons systems, including:
Modular Cockerill® gun turrets from 25 to 120 mm caliber, combining high fire power and light weight for high mobility armored vehicles and which guarantee performance and protection for the crew;
Technical and tactical training on Cockerill® systems with theoretical and practical courses, real firing and training on Agueris® simulators;
Virtual, immersive or on-board Agueris® simulators (fixed or mobile);
Lifecycle management for Cockerill® weapons systems from technical and human to Maintaining in Operational Condition, from modernization to documentation and including spare parts and tooling;
The development of new functionalities destined to constantly improve the capacities of Cockerill® systems; Anticipating the growing and evolving demands of land-based armed forces in terms of polyvalence and mobility, this is the strength of our innovation. By taking advantage of the latest technological advances such as Artificial Intelligence John Cockerill Defense teams develop ever more cutting edge solutions to improve the use of Cockerill® systems, throughout the whole of their life-cycle.