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MG Tech sponsors sailing to support Benjamin Dutreux

July 2021 - Press Releases

Alongside the OMIA and Water Family teams, MG Tech is on the list of sponsors for the young skipper Benjamin Dutreux.

Communiqué de presse - MG Tech sponsorise le skipper Benjamin Dutreux

The MG Tech group enters the family of sailors by becoming a sponsor of the skipper Benjamin Dutreux for his next three races he will realize in tandem with Damien Seguin (Apicil group). A promising duo with a big heart, since it will carry a double message all season long around the inclusion and the protection of water!

Announced in the press just a week ago, this duo is unprecedented. After completing the Vendée Globe on their own, the two skippers will meet to participate in these 3 races:

  • The ROLEX FASNET RACE: from 08 to 15 August in Cherbourg (France)
  • The AZIMUT CHALLENGE: from September 15 to 19 in Lorient (France)
  • The TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE: departure on November 7, 2021 from Le Havre (France) to Martinique

The MG Tech brand will be displayed on the young skipper's clothing until the end of December 2021.

Communiqué de presse - MG Tech sponsorise le skipper Benjamin Dutreux

For Eric Gautier, CEO of the MG-Tech group, “carrying out sponsorship actions linked to the sea is closely linked to the roots of the company whose head office is based in in Vendée. It was therefore obvious to focus on sailing because the values of this sport are in line with ours: risk taking, daring, travel, performance ... this notion of adventure goes perfectly with our desire to accelerate export sales. "

A whole program has been set up internally and externally with the Eole Performance teams. We are fortunate to support a committed skipper. He supports with conviction the Water Family association whose mission is to educate about the preservation of water, our health and all living things.

The entire MG-Tech team is already on deck!


Benjamin Dutreux, a determined sailor

  • 30 years old, including 17 on the water
  • Businessman and experienced technician, 8 years in the nautical industry
  •  A competitive spirit and a tower of strength
  • A sailor committed to the preservation of water and our planet
  • Very nice man

"Born in Villeneuve d'Ascq (in North of France), I spent all my childhood on the Ile d'Yeu where I started sailing at the age of 8! From middle school and up to high school, I sail all the weeks. At 16, I joined the young French team and became World Champion in the SL16 Catamaran in 2008.

Loving as much the technical as the sporting aspect of sailing, I started an integrated preparation in an engineering school, then branched out to a DUT in Materials Science and Engineering. In parallel with my studies, I was trained by Luc Pillot, former 470 champion at the Olympic Games, and won two titles of Champion of France and one of Europe in a crewed J80. "


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Specialist in industrial robotics for end-of-line packaging solutions for activities in agri-food, pharma-cosmetics and industrial sectors ... the group has diversified into mobile robotics with the manufacture of AIV-AGV and push tractors.

Labeled "Industry of the Future Showcases", the MG Tech group has made interconnectivity a pillar of its strategy. Day after day, the MG Tech group is committed to supporting its industrial customers over the long term with reliable and upgradeable equipment that offers greater productivity, agility and comfort.

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