DCNS changes its name to Naval Group

Europe’s largest naval shipbuilder, DCNS, has today officially changed its name to Naval Group.

This new name is a natural step in the company’s history, aimed at aligning with our ambitions to guarantee exposure and credibility in international markets.

“The creation of a strong, unifying brand that embodies both our heritage and our expertise will enable us to meet two major objectives,” Naval Group CEO, Herve Guillou said.

“These are to continue to attract and retain the best and brightest talent for our workforce and to increase our international reach and win new markets”, Mr Guillou said.

“We are extremely proud of our history and what we have achieved but we also believe it is important to look forward and think about what opportunities are ahead,” he said.

“Last year we secured our company’s largest international contract for the design and build of Australia’s next generation of 12 submarines.

“This contract combined with the creation of our marine renewable energy subsidiary recently represents the beginning of the next significant phase of our company.

“We are a truly global company and we feel it is only appropriate to start this new phase with our new, stronger identity.

“Our name change of course, will have no impact on our commitment to deliver Australia’s next generation of submarines.

“We are honored to be undertaking this important project for the Australian Government and the Australian people.

“The Future Submarine Program is an exciting project that will grow the overall workforce and provide opportunities for generations of Australians,” Mr Guillou said.

About Naval Group

Naval Group is the European leader in naval defence and a major player in marine renewable energy. The Group’s success as an advanced technology company with global reach is built on meeting customer needs by deploying exceptional know-how, unique industrial resources and an ability to develop innovative strategic partnerships. Naval Group designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. The Group has also expanded its focus into marine renewable energy. Aware of its corporate social responsibilities, Naval Group is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. Naval Group generates annual revenues of €3.2 billion and employs around 12,800 people (2016 data).

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