ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
|Founded||January 5, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-01-05)|
|Dr. Rolf Wirtz (Chairman and CEO)|
Number of employees
|Parent||ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions|
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:
- Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel, Germany
- Atlas Elektronik in Bremen, Germany
- Hellenic Shipyards Co. in Skaramangas, Greece (25%)
As of August 30, 2006, the group represented a sales volume of around €2.2 billion and had a workforce of 8,400 people.
It is said that ThyssenKrupp wants to sell its Yards' Business in Emden, Kiel and Hamburg.
In 2017 the Israeli government made a deal with TKMS about 3 "Dakae-Class" submarines. Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have enforced the submarine business against the will of the military and defense ministry. The government under incumbent Prime Minister Naftali Bennet is planning a committee of inquiry. Several parties involved in the business are being prosecuted for corruption.
- Official website