Turkey’s “ARES Shipyard” has built up in over 13 years to become the country’s fastest-growing company and its largest exporter of military and paramilitary vessels. By employing the latest technology in both construction techniques and design, ARES products lead the way in the fields of military and commercial sectors.
Founded in 2006 by the Kalafatoglu family, ARES Shipyard was initially established to produce marine craft, based on the family’s long tradition of shipbuilding and sailing. In order to grow the company significantly, a strategic decision was taken to move into the military and commercial sectors, drawing on the company’s expertise in working with steel, aluminum and composite construction. By investing heavily in elements such as human resources, organization and quality management, integrated logistics support and advanced production technologies, ARES Shipyard has achieved its aim and has secured numerous sales to naval forces, coast guards, maritime law enforcement agencies, and private companies.
At the heart of ARES Shipyard’s success are its willingness to partner with leading design and equipment providers around the world such as BMT, Rolls-Royce and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to produce best-in-class vessel designs, to use the latest technology and highly-trained personnel to ensure superior build quality, and, above all, to fully engage with the customer at all stages to ensure that their needs are fulfilled.
These principles have resulted in the shipyard delivering more than 100 vessels of varying sizes to date. The company’s facilities are located in the Antalya Free Zone on Turkey’s Mediterranean shore and comprise 4 air-conditioned factories with a combined enclosed production area of 40,000 square metres. The shipyard holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 Quality Management System accreditation, and also holds a Turkish Ministry of Defence production licence. This is accompanied by NATO and National Confidentiality Facility Security Certificates from the ministry.
To underline that ARES Shipyard is steering the correct course, the company was recognized by the Turkish government as the country’s fastest-growing company in 2017, over the last five years regardless of business field. It is now the country’s most successful exporter of ships. Moreover, the company was awarded the ‘Best Patrol Boat Builder’ prize in 2016 by an Australia-based maritime institution. They are backed by an energetic integrated logistics support (ILS) team that engages customers throughout the life-cycle of the vessel’s development and deployment, from the initial contract, through delivery and implementation into service, to support throughout the vessel’s operational life.
The shipyard classifies its offerings into the categories of patrol boats, naval craft, and utility/support vessels. ARES has recently initiated a brand new production line for military/paramilitary craft in Antalya Free Zone which is now capable of building steel and aluminum vessels up to 90m in length.
Contact Person : Nursah Ozturk
Address : ANTALYA FREE ZONE, ANTALYA
City : ANTALYA
Country : Turkey
Phone : 00902422616161