As industrial contractor, designer and overall integrator of whole warships and combat systems, Naval Group is an international player.
A collective reflection
In the fall 2021, many employees volunteered to join or facilitate working groups dedicated to Naval Group’s purpose. During six months, their reflection on what Naval Group brings to society has led to the emergence of many proposals, on which nearly 8,000 people expressed themselves during the survey conducted in May 2022. The purpose consists of a summary sentence and an explanatory text includind all the terms that have generated strong employees support. To define our purpose is to affirm what Naval Group brings to society.
We deliver power at sea
The sea brings us together. Naval Group, an industrial company for sovereignty, is dedicated to serving the sailors who protect their country, and plays an essential role in the French deterrence. Drawing on the diversity and engagement of its talents and its centuries-old industrial tradition, Naval Group designs, produces and maintains high-performance, sustainable and reliable ships, systems, equipment and services to ensure the superiority and availability of fleets. Through the excellence of its know-how and its passion for innovation, Naval Group is responsibly shaping tomorrow’s naval industry.
Our main assignment
To fully satisfy our customers
To fully satisfy our customers by supplying them with the naval systems needed to defend their national interests.
Naval Group designs, builds, modernises and provides through-life support for navy ships, trains their crews and designs and operates their naval infrastructures.
in the order book, of which €3.05bn placed in 2021
sites in France
satisfaction rate of the French Navy for service provision programs
400 years of naval innovation
Naval Group is the legacy of nearly 400 years of naval innovation and excellence. Major technological, industrial and social advances have marked its history, from the first arsenals created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1631 to the launch of the Suffren, the first Barracuda-class submarine, in 2019. All of them contributed to the superiority of the French Navy, one of the largest navies in the world, and to the leadership of Naval Group.
Products of rare complexity
Amongst the most complex products designed by humanity, Ship Subsurface Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarines are in a league of their own. One million components and 15 million hours of work were needed to build Le Terrible, France’s newest SSBN, while an airliner requires “only” 100,000 parts and 50,000 hours of work.
Naval Group : BIG PICTURE
Naval Group, an industry leader