27th march 2023
SMC joins the Artelia Group, consolidating SMC’s position as the foremost maritime consultant based in Thailand, and Artelia’s standing as a world leader in the Engineering and Project Management of maritime, ports and specialised marine terminals
We are pleased to announce that Artelia has acquired SMC Consulting Engineers. Artelia is one of the top 10 leading maritime engineering companies on the international scene and a leading player in the building, infrastructure and industry sectors. By joining the Artelia group, SMC is thus extending its expertise and resources, adding to its long-standing activities in port and coastal engineering.

Through this new venture, Artelia and SMC demonstrate their intention:
  • to develop the port and maritime activity of the group in the Asia-Pacific region, including Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Australia, where Artelia Group is already operating with permanent offices and subsidiaries
  • to reinforce the worldwide expertise and resources of the group in maritime and port engineering
  • to grow our activity in Thailand, adding to the strengths and capabilities of the Artelia Thailand staff established in Bangkok with the skills and expertise in the design of complex infrastructures brought by SMC.

This strategic merger is driven by strong synergies, in order to meet the pressing and growing industry expectations of the Asia-Pacific region.

As stated by Khun Sindhu Pulsirivong, the founder of SMC: “As I step down, it is with delight that I handover to the Artelia Group in whom we recognise the international leadership and the technical expertise necessary for SMC to develop further and into new markets. Joining Artelia will give SMC strong leverage to develop and to answer to the expectations of our industrial clients in the region, with the service excellence guaranteed. Both entities share the same core principles: service to clients and care of staff; and we share the same passion: engineering.”

Matthieu Bonnet, Artelia Director for APAC : “Artelia has been active for many years in the Asia-Pacific region, with currently more than 1,300 employees working in the Building, Energy, Water and Industry sectors. It is Artelia’s desire to continue to develop our ports and maritime portfolio of projects in this region. SMC Consulting Engineers and Artelia have the same approach: technical excellence at the service of our customers. We welcome SMC staff for this long journey together”.

About Artelia:

Artelia is an international multidisciplinary consultancy, engineering and project management group specialising in mobility, water, energy, building and industry. With 7,300 employees and turnover of €830 million in 2022, Artelia is one of Europe’s leading engineering groups, present in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Artelia is 100% owned by its managers and employees.