Arcure, developer of solutions for enhancing the autonomy of industrial machinery, was founded in 2009 by Franck GAYRAUD and Patrick MANSUY, two engineers from the aerospace and defense sectors, who realized how to transform a unique technology into a product - the Blaxtair - adapted to the needs of their first partner-clients: INRS, Colas, Vinci.
The Blaxtair represents only one application of the Arcure expertise. This expertise is crucial for the robotics of the future, constantly striving to be more autonomous and synergistic. Currently, Arcure continues with its teams - some fifty people with experience in industrial fields - to develop its product range, remaining true to the original values of the company founders: excellence, quality and growth.
The internationally renowned company is headquartered in Paris, with a factory in Normandy, a second production line in Aisne, a subsidiary in the United States and sales offices in Great Britain, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong.
A key player in smart manufacturing, Arcure is today well-positioned as a leader of intelligent sensors that enhance the autonomy of industrial vehicles, thereby enabling men and robots to work together efficiently.
Thanks to an exclusive research partnership with the CEA [French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission], the Arcure sensors make use of cutting-edge developments in image processing and artificial intelligence. Unsurpassed on the market, they give robots the capacity to understand and interpret their environment.
The new sensors of this type are already used in a number of contexts. They are installed on increasingly multi-purpose, autonomous, industrial machinery, able to carry out complex tasks in complete safety. They are also used in factories and automated work sites that strive today to be more productive while respecting their work crews and their environment.
With its industrial and technological partners, Arcure is thus making the factory of the future a reality for an increasing number of sectors.
The Blaxtair technology is today used around the world (in over 30 countries, from the Arctic Circle to the Omam Desert and from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the urban industrial sites of greater Paris) by international leaders or manufacturers of machinery, who consider safety around machinery to be a major issue. Already sold over 7000 units, the Blaxtair is factory fitted by several machinery manufacturers, including Jungheinrich and Liebherr. It can be found on major sites such as the Crossrail project in London, the WestConnex motorway mega-construction in Sydney, several French nuclear power plants, the Tokyo Olympic Games site, the gigantic El Teniente mine in Chile and several Arcelor Mittal sites around the world.