Lwandle joins CLS & becomes CLS Southern Africa

The Lwandle team is pleased to inform you that on March 1st, 2021 their company will be joining with CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites), a subsidiary of CNES (The French Space Agency) and CNP a Belgian investment company. CLS’s mission is to develop solutions to study and protect our planet and sustainably manage our resources and territories. In this context, Lwandle becomes CLS Southern Africa.

By integrating with a company of 800 people spread over 30 sites around the world, Lwandle joins a solid and dynamic international group. Thanks to its network, infrastructure and financial capacity, the Lwandle’ team, now CLS, are now more than ever able to support you in your strategic projects, including the largest ones, from the upstream phases through to operational implementation.

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Your contacts and their telephone numbers remain the same. For emails you should use the following structure: firstnameinitiallastname@groupcls.com. For instance, Craig Matthysen cmatthysen@groupcls.com.

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From now on, all our communication will be issued in the name of CLS Southern Africa (answers to calls for tenders, invoices, regular mails, etc.).

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • contact your usual interlocutors,
  • send an e-mail to Sidney Bilski,
  • contact us by phone at +27 (0)21 705 0819.
Contact our teams

We thank you for the trust you have always had in us. We remain, of course, at your disposal, more committed than ever, to support you in your current and future projects.

See you soon
CLS Southern Africa (Lwandle) and CLS teams

More information

CLS Collecte Localisation Satellites

Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)

CLS is a global company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth, created in 1986. We are subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP, an investment firm. Our mission is to create innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet and to manage its resources sustainably. CLS employs 800 people at our headquarters in Toulouse (France) and in 30 other sites around the world.
The company works in five strategic markets: sustainable fisheries management, environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, fleet management, and energy & mining. CLS processes data from 100,000 transponders per month (such as drifting buoys, animal tags, VMS transponders, & LRIT tracking) and observes the oceans and inland waters (more than 20 instruments onboard satellites daily deliver information to CLS on the world’s seas and oceans). In addition, we monitor land and sea activities by satellite (nearly 10,000 radar images and several hundred drone flights are processed each year). The CLS Group had revenue of nearly 140 million Euros in 2020. Committed to a sustainable planet, the company works every day for the Earth, from Space.

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Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

CNES (Centre National d’Études Spatiales) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing French space policy in Europe. It designs and puts satellites into orbit and invents the space systems of tomorrow; it promotes the emergence of new services useful in everyday life. Founded in 1961, CNES has developed major space projects, launchers, and satellites and is the industry’s natural partner for promoting innovation.

The agency has nearly 2,500 employees passionate about space and its infinite, innovative fields of application. They work in five areas: the Ariane project, science, observation, telecommunications, and defense. CNES is a major player in technological innovation, economic development, and France’s industrial policy. It also forges scientific partnerships and is involved in many international cooperative endeavors. France, represented by CNES, is the main contributor to the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Compagnie Nationale à Portefeuille (CNP)

CNP is an investment firm founded by Mr. Albert Frère and exclusively managed by the Frère family. CNP invests its permanent capital for control or joint-control of European industry leaders and acts as an active partner to drive sustainable value creation alongside the founders, management and families it associates with. Together with GBL, CNP is one of the 2 pillars of Groupe Frère that manages net assets of approximately € 5.5Bn.