And then there were two! J-P Dick's monohull, St Michel-Virbac, is launched


St Michel Virbac launching

J-P Dick's boat has been launched nine months after its construction commenced. St Michel-Virbac team chose to share toolings resources with Gitana Team. This agreement between these two ocean-racing teams meant that the two ships - pratically sisters - were built over the course of the year at Multiplast.

Almost sisters... 

Those boats are derived from the same mould, though with an entirely different set of plans, as J-B Mouton - Engineer and Project Manager in charge of the two IMOCA monohulls explains ....


Ian Walker, skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, and his team win the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg! Multiplast's analysis 


abu dhabi victoire

A positive outcome

This was a first for the Volvo Ocean Race in that, unlike previous editions, it was raced by a fleet of one-design boats. The result ? A compelling, competitive and dramatic outcome for this iconic event.
In sporting terms, and when compared to the previous Volvo Ocean Race, the racing between the boats was really very close. This has always been an incredibly demanding race; now, with these boats and with exactly the same potential for speed, the smallest mistake can count, heightening the drama and tension...
As Ian Walker, winning at his third attempt, said:"During the last Volvo, the weather dictated the race a bit because of the strong wind conditions, certainly not more than 30 knots. On the whole, the conditions were lighter, but that actually added to the stress. Navigation side-by-side increases the tension tremendously. With the boats being one-design, every little thing is important, every marginal gain vital."



Logo SQS 1 Multiplast obtains the ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certifications.

After a year of hard work, Multiplast is pleased to announce that has been awarded the ISO 9001 certification for its Industrial activities and the EN 9100 certification for its Aerospace and Defence and Spatial operations.


A request from major contractors

Myriam Akalay, Quality Manager at Multiplast explains why the company decided to pursue these accreditations : "First and most important, our major clients understandably made it clear to us that having the ISO 9100 certification was of real importance to them. The accreditation means that we are committed - across the company - to a certain standard, one that means that we always have our clients' interests at the forefront of what we do, that we are transparent as to how our processes work, how we operate and why, when they do, delays occur. However, we wished to go further and aim for the EN 9100 certification too.This has a focus on aerospace, defence and spatial activities, which are of course a priority in the terms of the company's strategic development. We're delighted that we were successful...               


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