Blohm + Voss
Blohm+Voss is a German shipbuilding and engineering company, Founded in Hamburg in 1877 to specialise in steel-hulled ships, its most famous product is the World War II battleship Bismarck.
In the 1930s its owners established the Hamburger Flugzeugbau aircraft manufacturer which, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, adopted the name of its parent company.
Following a difficult period after the war, B+V revived its fortunes by becoming a public company and allowing a change of ownership. In 2016 it became a subsidiary of Lürssen and continues to supply both the military and civil markets. The company also carries out related activities, managing a dockyard in Hamburg and undertaking maintenance and repair of large cruise ships. Since the acquisition, it has been concentrated in three areas: warships (new construction), cruise shipsand merchants (repairs) and “yacht refitting”. The company has been in operation, building ships and other large machinery, more or less continuously for 125 years.
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