Artelia strengthens its presence in Asia-Pacific region with the integration of SMC Consulting Engineers

consolidating its leading position in the engineering and project management of maritime, ports and specialized marine terminals

On 27 March 2023, the Artelia group proceeded to the acquisition of SMC Consulting Engineers, one of the foremost maritime consultant in South-East Asia, based in Bangkok, Thailand. By integrating SMC Consulting Engineers, Artelia further strengthens its position among the top 10 marine engineering companies on the international scene.

This strategic merger is driven by the implementation of strong synergies, to meet the pressing and growing industry expectations of the Asia-Pacific region. It reinforces the worldwide expertise and resources of the Artelia group in maritime and port engineering. Moreover, with the skills and expertise in the design of complex infrastructure brought by SMC Consulting Engineers, it will contribute to the growing of the activity in Thailand, adding to the strengths and capabilities of the Artelia staff established in Bangkok.

Artelia and SMC Consulting Engineers thus demonstrate their intention to develop the port and maritime activity in the Asia-Pacific region including Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Australia where Artelia group is already operating with permanent offices and subsidiaries. Matthieu Bonnet, Artelia Director for Asia-Pacific region explains that “Artelia has been active for many years in the Asia-Pacific region, with currently more than 1,300 employees working in the building, energy, water and industry sectors. It is Artelia’s desire to continue to develop our ports and maritime portfolio of projects in this region. SMC Consulting Engineers and Artelia have the same approach: technical excellence at the service of our customers. We welcome SMC Consulting Engineers staff for this long journey together.”

By joining the Artelia group, SMC Consulting Engineers is extending its expertise and resources, adding to its long-standing activities in port and coastal engineering. As stated by Khun Sindhu Pulsirivong, the founder of SMC Consulting Engineers: “As I step down, it is with delight that I handover to the Artelia Group in whom we recognise the international leadership and the technical expertise necessary for SMC to develop further and into new markets. Joining Artelia will give SMC Consulting Engineers strong leverage to develop and to answer to the expectations of its industrial clients in the region, with the service excellence guaranteed. Both entities share the same core principles: service to clients and care of staff. We also share the same passion for engineering.”

About SMC Consulting Engineers:
With 50 years of experience, SMC Consulting Engineers is the foremost engineering consultancy in Thailand, proposing high quality services in ports, specialized marine terminals and complex infrastructure projects, in this country and the Asia-Pacific region. Its team has long experience and references in engineering and supervision for major projects, including design and supervision of the Nong Fab LNG marine facilities and the development of the Map Ta Phut port Phase 3 extension works.