After successful delivery and 3 years in service of the Portuguese Coastal Vessel Traffic System (multi million Euro contract), a strong sign is given by SIGNALIS, investing in Portugal in this highly technological market of Vessel Traffic Services, Port Management, Coastal Surveillance, Harbor Security, Critical Infrastructure / Site Surveillance, Air Surveillance and Land Border Surveillance.
During the inauguration ceremony, one of the two company’s managing directors Dr. Arnd Helmetag outlined the overall SIGNALIS strategy, boosted by the merging of two of world strongest companies of this market segment, the French SOFRELOG and the German ATLAS Maritime Security, both subsidiaries of the EADS / CASSIDIAN Holding.
Among our guests have been the President of IPTM Dr. João Carvalho, the Rear Admiral Gameiro Marques, who was representing the Portuguese Navy Vice Commander in Chief Admiral Carvalho de Abreu, the Representative of the Harbor of Sines Cmd. Carlos Oliveira and, from the political side, the inaugural commemoration was attended by representatives from a variety of governmental organizations, including the Ambassador of Germany in
Portugal Mr. Helmut Elfenkämper, and the executive director of German-Portuguese commerce and industry chamber Mr. Hans-Joachim Böhmer.
During the Inauguration Party the guests visited the Maritime Traffic Command and Control Center of Paço de Arcos which is the main operation Portuguese Coastal VTS center delivered, in budget and in time on the 21st of December 2007, by the Consortium of SIGNALIS, CASE, NSN/Siemens and Teixeira Duarte, where SIGNALIS has the role of the Consortium leader.
About ATLAS ELEKTRONIK (www.atlas-elektronik.com)
The ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group stands for maritime and naval solutions above and below the ocean surface. The company holds a leading position in all fields of maritime high technology, from command & control systems including radio & communication systems for submarines, surface combatants and mine warfare systems and ranging to heavyweight torpedoes, coastal surveillance systems and in-service support. ATLAS has established a worldwide customer portfolio. The electronics specialist is a joint company of ThyssenKrupp and EADS and has a workforce of 1900 highly skilled employees.
About SIGNALIS (www.signalis.com)
SIGNALIS, the world leading provider of maritime safety and security solutions will address worldwide markets with innovative, reliable and cost effective products ranging from small-scale Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems to high-performance Coastal Surveillance Systems (CSS). It will also provide solutions for harbor security, port management and information systems, as well
as other related radar processing applications. SIGNALIS will look resolutely into the future whilst capitalizing on a total workforce of over 190 highly skilled maritime surveillance specialists in Germany and France, as well as on its large customer base with more than 210 systems in use in some 50 countries. The new SIGNALIS brand regroups all activities of Sofrelog and Atlas Maritime Security.
For further information please contact:
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH
Dr. Jens Krüger
Director Corporate Communications and Political Affairs
Tel.: +49-(0)421-457 3932
Fax.: +49-(0)421-457 3737
Karl Heinz Veckes
Senior Key Account Manager