ATLAS North America Founded

Thursday, March 03, 2011

•    Germany’s ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has set up a subsidiary in the USA
•    Entering the most demanding market of the world is an important step within globalization    strategy


Norfolk/Bremen – The Atlas Elektronik Group, a worldwide acting company for maritime defense electronics, has founded a subsidiary in North America. Atlas North America (Atlas NA) has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the US Navy and US authorities. As potential main contractor Atlas NA will provide Atlas products and solutions for current or future US users. This is an important step within the globalization strategy of the company, which is based with its headquarters in Germany.

For decades now, Atlas has been offering a broad range of sonars and sensors, command and control systems for submarines and surface combatants, heavyweight torpedoes and corresponding counter-measures, mine warfare systems, unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as coastal surveillance systems. To round off its broad palette, ATLAS offers comprehensive range of support services, both before and after delivery of the products.

Dieter Rottsieper and Kai Horten, managing Directors of the Atlas Elektronik Group, stated: “We are proud to set a first footprint in the US. It’s an honour and a challenge to enter the most demanding de-fense market of the world. We are really looking forward to creating new partnerships with the US Navy, authorities and companies”.

Sergio Diehl, Head of Atlas NA: “The Atlas Elektronik Group is a famous provider of maritime security with an impressive heritage. We can deliver leading mine warfare and countermeasure systems, torpedo and anti-torpedo torpedoes, and all of the other Atlas Elektronik Group Products in support of the U.S. Navy to make the sea a safer place”.

Today, the Atlas Elektronik Group employs more than 1900 experts worldwide at various locations and subsidiaries. Atlas hires the best staff from the corresponding areas of specialization. Over 5,000 patents held by the Atlas Elektronik Group bears witness to the ongoing innovative energy of its workforce. In promoting the personal development and advancement of its specialists in the field of maritime high technology, Atlas cooperates closely with universities and research institutes.

Atlas NA is headquartered in Virginia Beach adjacent to the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

Source: Atlas Elektronik Group


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