The Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced that DCNS, a major player in naval defense and marine renewable energies, has joined the association as a new member company.
DCNS is a world-wide leader in naval defense and a major player in marine renewable energies. As an international high-tech company, DCNS designs, builds and maintains submarines and surface vessels. The Group also proposes services for a naval shipyards and bases. In addition, the Group offers a wide range of sea-based renewable energy solutions.
DCNS is sensitive to the challenges of corporate social responsibility and has signed the United Nations Global Compact.
The Group reports revenues of €3.2 billion and has a workforce of 12,800 employees (2016 data). See www.dcnsgroup.com
Now that DCNS has become a direct company member, holding a seat at the ASD Board, ASD’s membership is composed of 17 companies and 26 National Associations from 19 countries in Europe.
“We are pleased to welcome DCNS into the ASD family. With this new company member, ASD will expand its membership and strengthen the maritime component of its defense branch. We look forward to working closely together to maintain the best interests of our industry,” stated ASD Secretary General, Jan Pie.
Mr. Hervé Guillou (photo), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DCNS, commented: “Cross-border cooperation in Europe is the key to finding the best solutions to the challenges we face as an industry. We consider our membership in ASD as a great opportunity to shape EU policies accordingly and work towards a stronger Europe in the naval sector”. Mr. Guillou highlighted “the key role of the Association in enabling industry to speak with the European institutions on all relevant EU policies and initiatives”.
ASD is the voice of European Aeronautics, Space, Defense and Security Industries, actively promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector by advocating common positions towards European Institutions and International organizations.