In 1990 in Italy the company “Maritime Engineering and Technology for Transport, Logistics and Education” was created. The core business of the company was Research and Technological Development and Engineering in Naval Architecture, Navigation, Transport and Logistics. In 2 years, the company became a European Leader with many clients including major multinationals, cruise ships, container ships, shipyards, ports and public authorities. In 1997, a French branch was then opened in Sophia Antipolis. In 1998 a branch, Mettle International was opened in New York City, USA and in 2000 a branch, Mettle Deutschland, in Bremen, Germany. In 2001 the Mettle Group was created and its headquarters established in Sophia Antipolis. In the same year the group built its own offices and created an additional French branch, SCI les Nautiles. In 2002 two new branches were added, one in Italy M2M and one in Cyprus Mettle Institute. In 2004, two foreign investment companies acquired 100% of the shares. In 2005 a new branch Excalibur was created for the management of yachts and ships. Finally, in 2010 the company Mettle France changed its in name into the actual STR Europe.