Introduction by Kommer Damen
As our company is experiencing a period of growth – that is, more people, knowledge and shipyards to handle a record order intake – Damen strives to put its growing resources into better ships and services. Two important questions are continuously addressed: ‘How to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership?’ and: ‘How to make sure a client makes the most of his vessel, both as to reliability and revenue?’.
Meanwhile, we are and remain a family business and our culture of no-nonsense shipbuilding and equally valuing each and every client, large or small, continues to be an integral part of the way we do business.
To show you what these developments mean and make you part of it, I woud like to introduce our new corporate magazine to you. This first edition (DAMEN #1) shows, straight and simple, what we have been up to in the past few months when it comes to deliveries, R&D and other business developments. It also aims to give a more personal insight into ‘who we are’ as well as what we do besides designing and building ships.
I hope you take some time to glance through these pages and, like with our vessels, we appreciate any comments you might have.