During the night of February 18 to 19, Groupe Beneteau detected a malware
intrusion affecting some of its servers. As a precautionary measure, all of the
information systems were disconnected in order to prevent it from spreading.
Several production units, notably in France, will have to slow down or stop
their production activities for a few days.
Accompanied by experts and the relevant authorities, the Group's teams are
fully mobilized to address the consequences of this attack. Firstly, the
deployment of a backup application and systems will enable activities to start
up again securely, but in degraded mode. Alongside this, investigations will
continue moving forward with a view to fully restoring all of the Group's
At this stage, the impacts of this incident on EBIT are covered by the
insurance policies put in place by the Group.
Groupe Beneteau's management team would like to thank its customers and
suppliers for their understanding and support, as well as all of the Group's
teams for their responsiveness and dedication.
Further information will be published on Thursday February 25 when the Group
reports its revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020.
ABOUT GROUPE BENETEAU
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its
Boat Division's 12 brands, offers some 180 recreational boat models serving its
customers' diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating,
monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's
Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods
that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the
Group employs 7,500 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and
FY 2018-19 Group revenues:EUR 1336.2M
Sailboat 39,8 %
Housing 14,4 %
Motorboat 45,8 %
CONTACTS - GROUPE BENETEAU
INVESTORS AND PRESS CONTACT
Tel +33 (0)2 51 26 21 25
Address: 16 bd de la Mer - CS 43319
85803 Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie Cedex - France