GAMA, the newly-formed entity resulting from the merger of Gaussin and Macnica (whose joint venture has taken over Navya business in April 2023) is making its debut appearance at Busworld.

At Busworld, GAMA will present its L4 technology as part of the EFIBA project (Emergence Filière Bus Autonomes), supported by France Relance. 

GAMA takes over Navya autonomous shuttle business

Navya has filed for cessation of payments with the Commercial Court of Lyon on 25th January 2023. The stock price of Navya on the Paris Stock Exchange had dropped significantly in the past years. It was over 7 euros in 2018, at the time of the debut on Paris Stock Exchange, then had a peak of 4 euros in late 2020. From then, the decrease has been constant: on the day the company requested the suspension of its listing (24th January), Navya shares had a value of 3 cents.

In April, for a sale price of 1.4 million, Navya has been sold to Gaussin, a public limited engineering company listed on Euronext Growth Paris through a joint venture with the Japanese group Macnica, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which holds 51% and 49% of the share capital and voting rights respectively. Their joint venture Gaussin-Macnica-Mobility has now become GAMA. And it’s public debut will be at Busworld.

In July the joint-venture announced an order of 7 autonomous, zero-emission shuttles in the Japanese market.

GAMA: focus on driverless technologies, not only in public transport

GAMA activity is “dedicated to autonomous, zero-emission mobility for the transport of people and goods. It aims to capitalize on the pioneering technology of Navya, an expert in the supply of autonomous mobility systems, and to combine it with the know-how and commercial strength of Gaussin and Macnica to create a world leader in clean, autonomous mobility”. 

What is worth mentioning, Gaussin in 2021 has acquired a worldwide license (outside France) for the 6-meter e-bus by Bluebus, a Bolloré Group subsidiary.

GAMA focuses on five key markets – logistics, ports, airports, industrial sites and public and private passenger transport – where Gaussin and Macnica are already established. The company “is divided into two business units, one offering complete solutions for the autonomous movement of goods (containers, trailers, luggage, etc.) and the other providing sustainable, innovative solutions for the mobility of people”. 

Gaussin, Macnica, Navya, GAMA

“Mobility markets at logistics, industrial, port and airport sites are in high demand for autonomous solutions. With GAMA in the Gaussin Group, and with the Macnica Group, we have a unique complementarity that positions us as leaders in this field. GAMA has all the assets to consolidate its development, and the GAMA teams will be delighted to welcome you to our stand at Busworld,” says Christophe Gaussin, CEO of Gaussin and Chairman of GAMA.

“GAMA’s new identity perfectly reflects its ambition to become the leader in autonomous mobility solutions for the transport of people and goods in France and abroad. It reinforces the strengths of the former Navya, thanks to the synergies of this joint venture with the Gaussin and Macnica Groups. We are therefore confident about the future, and are delighted to present the company and GAMA’s technological advances at the Busworld trade show in Brussels,” said Jean-Claude Bailly, Managing Director of GAMA. 

“Navya shuttles have been the most successful autonomous vehicles produced to date. Macnica is proud to sponsor the rebirth and continuity of the current generation and the advancement to the next stage of L4 shuttles within Gaussin Macnica Mobility (GAMA). As Asia’s leading supplier of autonomous vehicles, Macnica will help GAMA produce smarter, safer and higher quality autonomous shuttles for global markets,” said David Seu, Managing Director of Macnica. 

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