Ginger acquires IMSRN
On 15 July 2019 Ginger concluded the purchase of the engineering company IMSRN, whose head office is in Grenoble.
Founded in 1998, it is one of the major French specialists in the prevention and reduction of natural geological risks: landslides, rock falls, collapses, mud slides and seismic risks.
IMSRN is present in mainland France with 9 branches, in the West Indies and in Algeria. Its teams operate throughout the world at the request of private companies, governments or funders, to study and reduce the risks of ground instability threatening transport, hydraulic or mining infrastructures; to draw up natural risk plans or safeguarding plans necessary for the management of the territory.
It has 70 staff and generates a turnover of 6.5 million euros. IMSRN has been involved for a long time in research programmes to develop knowledge, and bring technical innovations to these areas, which represent major economic and human challenges. Several patents have been registered since it was set up.
IMSRN’s know-how in natural risks reinforces Ginger’s expertise in ground and environmental engineering. This acquisition facilitates the consolidation of the group branch network, which already counts 80 units in France and abroad. After the purchase of BURGEAP in 2016, leader in ground pollution studies and in hydrologic and environmental engineering, and of JOSENSI in 2018, the group continues its strategy of specialisation in the geosciences, oriented towards proposing global solutions for the development and construction domains.
“In the context of this sale, IMSRN will continue its research tradition and enhance its expertise in the various natural risk domains, benefiting from the synergy and strength of the Ginger group” – Pierre Plotto, General Manager of IMSRN.
“We are delighted to welcome IMSRN whose skills are unique in the prevention of natural risks. This rapprochement fits in perfectly with our diversification strategy whilst staying firmly anchored to our core business” – Philippe Margarit, President of Ginger.