Naval Group, a world leader in naval defense, announced the launch of Naval Group Pacific, to be operated out of Sydney, Australia.
Naval Group is a naval systems provider and integrator, one of the few companies in the world with the ability to deliver complete surface ships and submarines, with their combat systems and all the critical equipment necessary to engage naval power in a theatre of operations. Naval Group is involved at every stage in the warship life cycle, from design to in-service support.
Entirely separate from the Adelaide-based Naval Group Australia, which is wholly dedicated to the Australian Future Submarine Program, Naval Group Pacific will focus on strengthening Australia’s broader defense capabilities through sales, program management and sustainment of the Naval Group’s existing portfolio of advanced technology products, systems and services and through the building of partnerships with the Australian industry. The subsidiary will have responsibility for Naval Group commercial activities in Australia and New-Zealand.
Naval Group Pacific will also develop a world-class research and development (R&D) centre in Australia.
CEO and Chairman of Naval Group, Hervé Guillou said: “Naval Group Pacific will rely on a long term partnership culture and leverage the dynamic R&D policy of its parent company to solve some of the local defense industry’s most critical challenges. Naval Group Pacific will make Australia a global R&D Centre of Excellence for Naval Group, with a policy to privilege cooperation, gathering industry, academia and government to develop new marine defense technologies.”
“The new subsidiary represents Naval Group’s commitment to the region and further demonstrates the great potential for ongoing industry collaboration, development of capability, and pioneering innovation,” he added.
“Our commitment to Australia is founded in the Future Submarine Program. However, it is important that we continue to build on this. Naval Group Pacific will combine our more than 400 years of experience and knowledge in naval defense with local insight, to strengthen Australia’s defense capability and support the evolution of one of the country’s fastest growing industries,” Guillou noted.
Naval Group is a European leader in naval defense. As an international high-tech company, Naval Group uses its extraordinary know-how, unique industrial resources and capacity to arrange innovative strategic partnerships to meet its customers’ requirements.
The group designs, builds and supports submarines and surface ships. It also supplies services to shipyards and naval bases. In addition, the group offers a wide range of marine renewable energy solutions. Attentive to corporate social responsibility, Naval Group adheres to the United Nations Global Compact.
Naval Group reported revenues of €3.6 billion and has a workforce of 14,860 (data for 2018).