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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.


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


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

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