The restructuring of Kongsberg Maritime, announced at Nor-Shipping 2003 in
June, officially comes into action today (July 1st 2003). The subsidiaries
, Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems
(KMSS) now come under
the Kongsberg Maritime banner in a move to ensure greater knowledge and
resource distribution throughout all sectors within the companies. The
ultimate goal is greater synergy between divisions in order for Kongsberg
Maritime to provide the marine industry with the very best in complete
electronic solutions – essentially ‘The Full Picture’.
“As a part of the Kongsberg Group, Kongsberg Maritime is the parent
company of several leading marine electronics companies
,” says Torfinn
Kildal, President Kongsberg Maritime. “The restructuring ensures that
Kongsberg Maritime can offer its entire range of experience and expertise
to the customer through just one company, greatly simplifying the process
of procuring innovative marine electronics in any of the sectors we
Kongsberg Maritime enjoys a strong pedigree in the maritime electronics
sector, with 50 years experience in providing advanced solutions for
sectors such as hydroacoustics, sub-sea, electronic navigation,
automation, simulation and marine IT. Through organic growth and the
acquisition of leading maritime electronics companies, such as Simrad,
Kongsberg Maritime has become one of the most prolific maritime
electronics companies in the world.
The reorganization takes place after an in-depth, inward looking research
program, initiated to build on the wide range of services and products the
Kongsberg group provides the maritime industry. Products and services
supplied by Kongsberg Simrad and KMSS are all now available from one
single operational company, enabling customers to order advanced solutions
for all maritime electronics areas from one company.
The restructuring does not effect Kongsberg Seatex (AS) or Simrad (AS).
Both companies will continue trading purely as subsidiaries of Kongsberg