During the Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Kommer Damen existed with a Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging his accomplishments, techniques as well as payment to the Dutch maritime market. Damen (78) is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Damen Shipyards Group as well as is still globally energetic in the business that he replaced his papa as well as uncle in 1969.
Kommer Damen belongs to the (Dutch) Maritime Council as well as Honorary Consul ofMexico From 1988 to 2020 he was a board participant of maritime market organization NMT (previously VNSI). In enhancement, from 1997 to 2020 he belonged to the board of the umbrella company Dutch Maritime Network as well as a participant of the Supervisory Board of Platform BètaTechnology He is wed to Josien Damen as well as has 4 youngsters, every one of whom are energetic in business. Annelies Damen belongs to the Supervisory Board, Arnout Damen is CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER of Damen Shipyards Group, Rose Damen is Managing Director at Damen Yachting as well as Bear Damen recommends the business based upon his very own imaginative experience.
Currently, Damen Shipyards Group runs internationally in mostly all maritime specific niche markets. Several backyards have actually been gotten recently, a number of which concentrate on brand-new specific niche markets. The business has 12,000 staff members, 35 building and construction as well as fixing backyards as well as a range of relevant business that provide, for instance, support chains, tails, winches as well as various other elements. Damen has actually developed an overall of greater than 6,000 ships as well as provides concerning 175 vessels every year.
The Damen Way
Damen Shipyards was started in 1927 by Kommer’s papa Jan as well as uncle Marinus, that had actually been developing little watercrafts in Hardinxveld-Giessendam considering that 1922 as well as increased the business to 4 places: the initial backyard, 2 brand-new backyards as well as a woodworking manufacturing facility.
Kommer Damen began in the business in the mid-1960s as well as created his very own alternate concept concerning shipbuilding, consisting of style technique as well as logistics. In 1969 this caused the requisition of among the backyards as well as the woodworking manufacturing facility. An intriguing spin in the Damen background: the 50 staff members were enabled to select in between him as well as his relative, that took control of the various other business. Only 6 staff members believed in Damen’s concepts. They chose him which’s just how he began his very own service.
Damen’s concepts for the times, as well as somewhat still today, were based upon standardization, modularization, collection manufacturing as well as maintaining vessels in supply.