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30 Years of Maritime Software Excellence

NAPA 30th anniversary

 

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.  

Key figures

Over 30 years of experience

21,5 million euros in turnover

180 employees

Offices in 10 countries

95% of newbuilds yearly built by NAPA customers

2000+ daily users for NAPA design application

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.

1970s

NAPA software development started at Wärtsilä shipyard

1987

Development group organized as NAPA Business Unit of Wärtsilä-owned Witec Oy

1989

Napa Oy (Ltd) founded

1994

NAPA certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

1995

Onboard-Napa Oy (Ltd) founded

1998

Initiating a new product NAPA Steel

1999

Launching a new safety concept for damage control and decision support

2001

Representation office in Japan

2002

Representation office in China

2005

Representation office in Korea

2005

Launching a new product line - NAPA Ship Performance Solutions

2007

Napa Japan KK founded

2008

Napa Software Services India Pvt. Ltd founded

2008

Napa Romania SRL founded

2009

Internationalization Award presented by Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland

2009

Finland's best IT company award by Tietoviikko, Finnish publication for IT professionals

2009

Napa Korea Ltd founded

2011

Launching of NAPA-DSME Power

2012

Launcing of ClassNK-NAPA GREEN

2012

Representation office in Singapore

2013

Napa Software (Shanghai) Co. founded

2014

ClassNK acquires NAPA

2014

NAPA operations in Greece start

2014

Onboard-Napa Ltd is merged with Napa Ltd

2015

NAPA operations in Germany start

2017

Napa Software USA llc. founded

Our values

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.

Reliability first

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