ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
Industry Shipbuilding
Founded 2005
Headquarters Düsseldorf, Germany
Key people
Hans-Christoph Atzpodien, CEO
Revenue €2.2 billion
Owner ThyssenKrupp
Number of employees
Parent ThyssenKrupp Technologies
Subsidiaries Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Blohm + Voss
Hellenic Shipyards Co.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany (often abbreviated TKMS) is a group and holding company of providers of naval vessels, surface ships and submarines. It was founded when large industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp acquired Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft on January 5, 2005.


The group consists of:

The group represents a sales volume of around €2.2 billion and has a workforce of 8,400 people as of August 30, 2006.

The corporation opened up a branch office in Karachi, Pakistan on 25 July 2007. By January 2009, it has become one of the biggest private shipbuilding companies in Pakistan.

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