Today, Lars Windhorst, founder and owner of the Tennor Group, takes over the renowned superyacht shipyard Nobiskrug in Rendsburg, Germany. In the future, Nobiskrug and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) – already part of the Tennor group – will work under an integrated management and joined administration while operating from their proven locations. Therefore the skills of the specialist for merchant and naval vessels from FSG will be bundled with the know-how of the superyacht builders from Nobiskrug. In particular in the areas of design, purchasing and administration, the total of 645 employees will work together across locations. Close cooperation is also to be established between the production departments.
“Nobiskrug and its employees ideally complement our strategy in the shipbuilding industry, which started with FSG,” explains Lars Windhorst. “Our strategic goal is to achieve relevant market shares in both of these significant markets and at the same time to develop technical innovations. The progress towards zero emission is an essential topic for ship owners and shipping companies, and today we are 2 joining forces with Nobiskrug and FSG for this purpose as well.” A symbolic keellaying plate with a traditional coin documents this important day in the shipyard’s history.
For Philipp Maracke, the CEO of FSG and Nobiskrug, the connection between the two workforces is paramount: “With the takeover of the Nobiskrug shipyard, we are positioning ourselves broadly for the future. Both shipyards have extensive know-how in the construction of specialised and technically complex vessels, which complement each other perfectly. It is the people who will make FSG and Nobiskrug strong as a unit. The mutual support in working across sites will lead to tighter relationships with our customers and suppliers. ”The two shipyards are ideally connected geographically as well, with a travel time of less than an hour, thus enabling a close cooperation. Schleswig-Holstein’s maritime industry should also benefit: “We will strive to ensure that outstanding national and international shipbuilding projects are realised in the state of Schleswig-Holstein,” says Philipp Maracke.
Chairman of the Works Council, Marcus Stöcken counts on the mutual development with a long-term perspective for the company: “The entire Nobiskrug workforce stands for craftsmanship. As a team, from planners and administrative staff to mechanics, engineers and metal workers, we deliver high-tech quality in custom shipbuilding to owners from all over the world. For us, cooperation at eye level with the investor and the management is important. Mutual trust is fundamental for the workforce to work well.” The continuation of in-depth training – currently 16 young people are apprenticed in seven different professions at Nobiskrug – is also a major concern for him, he said.
Over the past two decades Nobiskrug has developed and built unique superyachts. The shipyard with its excellent facilities, is the ideal place for building high qualitative superyacht projects.
Both companies will ensure that the world-renowned shipyards in Flensburg and Rendsburg will continue to stand for innovative, sophisticated and efficient shipbuilding of the future.