ARES Shipyard and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Join Forces for Prospective International Programs

Tarih: Issue 87 - December 2018

ARES Shipyard of Turkey and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH (tk MS) of Germany announced a long-term partnership agreement signed on 7 September 2018 at tk MS Hamburg premises. This exclusive agreement has initiated a long-term support program between parties with joined forces on international business development and infrastructural investments towards design and production of specialized, state-of-the-art naval platforms for their allies worldwide.

ARES and tk MS have been working on joint export programs for several third countries with mutual support in terms of design, production technologies and infrastructure development as well as marketing and strategic business development in B2B, B2G and G2G levels.

The agreement in the first phase will focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa. Within the next steps, this partnership is aimed to cover worldwide naval and commercial network via ARES - tk MS joint business development forces.

About ARES

ARES Shipyard Inc. is a privately-owned company located on the southern shores of Turkey, inside the Free-Trade Zone by the coastal port of Antalya.  Specializing in the manufacture of Military & Para-Military and Commercial Vessels, from advanced composite materials, aluminum and steel, they have been successful in delivering a range of projects and vessels to Navies, Coast Guard Services and a variety of other Civil Enforcement Agencies across the globe.  Indeed, ARES is accredited nationally by the Ministry of National Defense within Turkey, and externally as a NATO Approved Supplier. Being the largest ship exporter of Turkey and the country’s fastest growing company, this trend is certain to continue as ARES is bringing the 4th production facility into service in the Antalya Free Zone and this will double their capabilities for both production volume and size of vessels.

About tk MS

tk MS is the flagship company for the Marine Systems of the Thyssenkrupp Group. tk MS has transformed into an integrated system provider with acquisition of Atlas Elektronik GmbH in April 2017. tk MS is part of the Thyssenkrupp AG and manages its business out of the four operating units: Submarines, Surface Vessels, Services and Naval Electronic Systems with sites in Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Wedel and Emden. As one of the leading system providers for non-nuclear submarines and high-end naval vessels, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems offers all the benefits of world-beating naval technology, innovative power and reliable service.