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Who are we?

Arcure, an industrial pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for enhancing the autonomy of machinery, was founded in 2009 by Franck GAYRAUD and Patrick MANSUY, two engineers from the aerospace and defense industry. They transformed a unique technology into a product - the Blaxtair - adapted to the needs of their first partner clients: INRS, Colas and Vinci.

Blaxtair is the first AI-enabled pedestrian detection system for industrial vehicles. This expertise is crucial for the robotics of the future, constantly striving to be more autonomous and synergistic. Currently, Arcure continues to work with its teams, around sixty experienced people, to develop its product range, remaining true to the original values of the company founders: innovation and meeting customers’ needs.

The company, which has an international presence, is headquartered in Paris and manufactures its products in the region of Normandy and the department of Aisne in France. Its sales network extends to more than fifty countries and the company is present in strategic markets through its subsidiary in the United States and its sales offices in Germany and Spain.

The management committee of
\ CEO & Founder
Graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale d’Aviation Civile (National School of Civil Aviation), Franck GAYRAUD began his career at Arianespace as a project manager. He then became Program Manager at Sagem Défense Sécurité in 2001 before heading the Strategic Planning department until 2007. At that point, he became director of Airborne Optronics programs before co-founding Arcure. He holds an MBA from INSEAD. He co-founded Arcure in 2009 and leads the business development, international growth, communication and finance operations.
Patrick MANSUY
\ President & Founder
Graduate engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) and holder of an MBA from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC, Patrick MANSUY started his career at MBDA as an aerodynamic engineer and then as a project manager. He joined Sagem Défense Sécurité in 2001, where he managed and led several international programs for electro-optical systems for naval applications. He co-founded Arcure in 2009 and oversees its Operations, R&D and Partner Relations departments.
Jean-Gabriel POINTEAU
Frédéric LAURENT
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Blaxtair has a global presence, operating in around fifty countries. The company has about fifteen distributors and sales offices in France, Germany, Spain and the United States.
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in 2021