30 Years of Maritime Software Excellence
In its 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.
Headquartered in Finland, NAPA employs 180 people in the fields of naval architecture, shipping and information technology. NAPA Group has presence in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, the USA, Germany, Greece, Romania and India.
NAPA software are used by shipyards, owners, designers, classification societies, research institutes, authorities and consultancies around the world. NAPA has more than 400 user organizations for design application and over 2,500 installations onboard.
History of NAPA
From its beginnings as a small business unit at the Wärtsilä shipyard in Finland in the 1970s, to becoming a truly global company with nearly 200 employees in ten countries around the world, NAPA’s growth has been a testament to focus, quality and expertise.
Join us in NAPA’s 30th anniversary celebration and follow our story in series of postings throughout the year.
NAPA software development started at Wärtsilä shipyard
Development group organized as NAPA Business Unit of Wärtsilä-owned Witec Oy
Napa Oy (Ltd) founded
NAPA certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Onboard-Napa Oy (Ltd) founded
Initiating a new product NAPA Steel
Launching a new safety concept for damage control and decision support
Representation office in Japan
Representation office in China
Representation office in Korea
Launching a new product line - NAPA Ship Performance Solutions
Napa Japan KK founded
Napa Software Services India Pvt. Ltd founded
Napa Romania SRL founded
Internationalization Award presented by Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland
Finland's best IT company award by Tietoviikko, Finnish publication for IT professionals
Napa Korea Ltd founded
Launching of NAPA-DSME Power
Launcing of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN
Representation office in Singapore
Napa Software (Shanghai) Co. founded
ClassNK acquires NAPA
NAPA operations in Greece start
Onboard-Napa Ltd is merged with Napa Ltd
NAPA operations in Germany start
Napa Software USA llc. founded
NAPA lives up to its values every day. The values determine how we treat our customers, partners and fellow Naparians. They are the basis for our work to develop safer, greener and more intelligent and innovative solutions for maritime industry.
NAPA secures reliable software solutions in the safety critical marine industry
Commitment builds trust
Honesty, openness and keeping our promises create a trusting relationship with our clients, colleagues and co-operation partners
Courage leads the way
We are committed to and believe in our goals
Enjoy working together
Learning from and respecting each other provides a healthy and pleasant working environment
Success through knowledge
Expertise and professionalism are the foundations of innovation and an empowered organization