Network of Specialists

MEYER WERFT has a strong network of around 3,000 partners. They provide the material for our ocean liners. Around one fifth of our suppliers come from the local area – within a 50-kilometre radius. 60% of our partners are based in Germany, and 12% are specialist companies from neighbouring European countries.

Our ships are built with

  • 25,000 tons of steel,
  • 2,000 kilometres of wiring,
  • 200 kilometres of piping and
  • 9,000 sprinklers.

Suppliers are Partners

We value teamwork, and our partner companies are also part of our team. We can only keep our business running with the help of our suppliers. Our efficient supply chains are crucial to provide the 15 million individual parts needed to build our cruise ships – in the right place, at the right time and of the very highest quality.

We consider our suppliers to be full members of our project team – just like our own staff. We believe in consistently open and fair dealings. After all, we can only precisely control our schedules and processes, including any uncertainties, if we understand the challenges faced by our partners. That’s why all our activities are closely coordinated between the departments at the shipyard and our suppliers.

We really value long-term partnerships, because our suppliers not only provide materials; they are also our development and innovation partners, and they have all helped MEYER WERFT emerge as the technological leader in the shipbuilding industry. We find it really important to work together on innovations, so that we can benefit from the expertise of our partners while they build their commitment to the future.

We have around 3,000 partner companies, and our suppliers often work together on our behalf. In other words, cooperating with MEYER WERFT opens up a whole world of possibilities within a very powerful network. MEYER Group offers its suppliers a very exciting environment. With three shipyards in Papenburg, Rostock and the Finnish city of Turku, MEYER Group also provides access to the international market.