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Funded in 1921 by Alphonse Merré, the company has nearly a century of experience in shipbuilding industry.

In 1964, André-Pierre Merré implanted Merré on the current site of Nort sur Erdre, 25 km north from Nantes. The shipyard produces a wide variety of vessels, including more than 100 trawlers from 1970 to 1990, numerous vessels and other work boats.

In 1999, it took stakes in the Mecasoud shipyard in Saint Nazaire, which made it easier for the biggest vessels to build, taking advantage of the Port infrastructures and having direct access to the sea.

On 31 May 2012, the BMA group, led by Moun Bourjij and François Martin, takes over the Merré shipyard. The new executives continued the development of the shipyard, particularly for export.

On April 11, 2016, the BMA group acquired CIB, a shipyard in Brest, famous for the quality of its boat manufacturing less than 20 meters.




Design and construction of 12 to 80 meters steel and aluminum vessels

Headquater : Nort-Sur-Erdre, France
Workforce : ~70 personnes

Turnover : 16 M€

7500 m² in 3 halls

Slipway and Erdre river access
Means of lifting, bending, rolling, welding, oxycutting, sandblasting and painting



Construction of steel and aluminum vessels

Headquater : Brest, France
Workforce : ~30 personnes

Turnover : 6 M€

3200 m² in 1 hall

Direct Port access
Means of lifting, bending, rolling, welding, sandblasting and painting


Boilermaking and bending

Headquater : Vertou, France
Workforce : ~50 personnes

Turnover : 7 M€

6500 m² in 2 halls

Means for cutting, folding, rolling, welding, bending



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SociétÉ des Établissements Merré

Tel. : +33 (0)2 40 29 50 44

Fax : +33 (0)2 40 29 52 56

Email : contact@merre.fr

Address :
Route de Nantes
B.P. 57
Nort sur Erdre

Opening hours :
from Monday to Thursday :
07:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00
on Friday :
07:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:30

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