Atlas Elektronik Canada Founded
Sep 27, 2012
(News Release) VICTORIA – The Atlas Elektronik Group, a worldwide-acting company for maritime defence electronics, has founded a subsidiary in Canada. Atlas Elektronik Canada Ltd. has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian authorities. As potential main contractor, Atlas Elektronik Canada will provide Atlas products and solutions for current and future Canadian users. This is an important step within the globalization strategy of the company, which is based with its headquarters in Germany.
For decades now, Atlas has been offering a broad range of sonars and sensors, command and control systems for submarines and surface combatants, heavyweight torpedoes and corresponding countermeasures, mine warfare systems, unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as coastal surveillance systems. To round off its broad palette, Atlas offers a comprehensive range of support services, both before and after delivery of the products.
Dieter Rottsieper and Volker Paltzo, managing directors of the Atlas Elektronik Group, stated: “We are proud to set a first footprint in Canada. It’s an honour and a challenge to enter such an important market. We look forward to creating new partnerships with the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian authorities and companies.”
Rick Gerbrecht, head of Atlas Elektronik Canada: “The Atlas Elektronik Group possesses a proud heritage in serving navies with quality-assured products delivered within a firm fixed-price environment. Our product portfolio will offer the Royal Canadian Navy both ‘non-orphan’ and mature capability into either warships or crafts of opportunity. We are positioned to deliver proven and leading solutions in areas such as mine detection and disposal, sonar, and command and control in support of the Royal Canadian Navy and the National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy effort.”
Today, the Atlas Elektronik Group employs more than 1900 experts worldwide at various locations and subsidiaries. Atlas hires the best staff from the corresponding areas of specialization. Over 5,000 patents held by the Atlas Elektronik Group bears witness to the on-going innovative energy of its workforce. In promoting the personal development and advancement of its specialists in the field of maritime high technology, Atlas cooperates closely with universities and research institutes
Atlas Elektronik Canada is headquartered in Victoria at the site of the Vancouver Island Technology Park.