June 14, 2017 - The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) is pleased to announce that Naval Group (formerly DCNS), a major player in naval defence and marine renewable energies, has joined the association as a new member company.
Naval Group is a world-wide leader in naval defence and a major player in marine renewable energies. As an international high-tech company, Naval Group 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. Naval Group 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.naval-group.com
Now that Naval Group 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 Naval Group into the ASD family” stated ASD Secretary General, Jan Pie. “With this new company member, ASD will expand its membership and strengthen the maritime component of its defence branch. We look forward to working closely together to maintain the best interests of our industry” he further continued.
Mr Hervé Guillou, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Naval Group commented that “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”.