ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH
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FoundedJanuary 5, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-01-05)
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
Area served
Key people
Dr. Rolf Wirtz (Chairman and CEO)
Number of employees
ParentThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions
SubsidiariesHowaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Hellenic Shipyards Co.
Atlas Elektronik

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:

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.[1]

Company history

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

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.[2]


  1. ^ "Thyssenkrupp könnte seine Werften verkaufen". KN - Kieler Nachrichten (in German). 8 June 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Deutschland vereinbart U-Boot-Deal mit Israel". (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-20.

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